Tennessee Signs MOU with DOE
May 1, 2002
Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist and DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary Denise Swink signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on April 18 in Nashville, TN. The event was attended by representatives from state and federal government, industry, academia, associations, and national laboratories. The MOU signifies a commitment by the State of Tennessee to DOE Industries of the Future strategy.
ur participation in the Industries of
the Future program enhances Tennessee commitment to environmental stewardship,
energy and process efficiency, and effectiveness in our important manufacturing
sector,Sundquist said. he IOF program addresses the energy needs of
Tennessee industries and builds partnerships that will improve efficiency and
their bottom line.nbsp;
Alcoa, Incorporated became the first industry signatory on the state MOU through its signing of an Allied Partnership Memorandum of Understanding. Randy Overbey, president of Alcoa, Incorporated energy division, and Swink signed the partnership, which represents a shared commitment among the public and private sectors to improve energy efficiency in manufacturing processes through the development and adoption of new technology and the use of best management practices.