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Advanced Manufacturing Office Activities in South Carolina


Mapped AMO State Activities

The following map provides a visual representation of AMO activities in South Carolina. Click the checkboxes to filter certain activities. You may click the pushpin icon to show activity details. All locations are approximate. Following the map, there are lists that provide AMO activities (Energy Savings Assessments, Industrial Assessment Centers, Events and Trainings, and AMO Partner Projects) in South Carolina.

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AMO Project Award

AMO provided seed funding to 23 awardees for the development and delivery of industrial energy efficiency programs at the state and regional levels. These projects are aimed at delivering assessments, trainings, and technical resources to manufacturers to achieve significant reductions in industrial energy intensity.

R&D Projects and Successes

R and D Pushpin - Denotes Projects on map above

In order to meet the challenges of improving energy efficiency, the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) helps to mitigate its industry partners' energy use. Both share the cost of research and development (R&D) projects while reaching the common goals of improving not only energy efficiency, but economic viability, energy security, environmental quality, and resource conservation. The following list provides South Carolina's active and complete partner projects:

Project Successes Project Successes
Chemical for Increasing Wood Pulping Yield: ChemStone OAE-11®, Chemstone
Greenville, SC
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

ChemStone RBS400, Chemstone
Greenville, SC
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Removal of Bark from Whole Logs, Morgan Industries, Inc.
Lexington, SC
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Highly Dispersed Metal Catalyst for Fuel Cell Electrodes, Savannah River National Laboratory
Aiken, SC
Industry: Nanomanufacturing
Status: Active
Details PDF
Self-Assembled Biomimetic Nanostructured Anti-Reflection Coatings for Highly Efficient Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells, Savannah River National Laboratory
Aiken, SC
Industry: Nanomanufacturing
Status: Active
Details PDF

Ultra-efficient and Power Dense Electric Motors for U.S. Industry, Baldor Electric Company
Greenville, SC
Industry: Energy Intensive Processes
Status: Active
Details PDF

E – SMARRT: Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology, Advanced Technology Institute
Charleston, SC
Industry: Metal Casting
Status: Active
Details PDF

Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (ESMARRT)
Charleston, SC
Industry: Sustainable Manufacturing
Status: Active
Details PDF
Hydride Fuel Cell Mining Vehicles led, Savannah River Technical Center
Aiken, SC
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Large Plant Assessments (ESAs)

With emphasis on reducing natural gas consumption, DOE provides American businesses, factories, and manufacturing facilities with on-site Energy Savings Assessments (ESAs). The purpose of these assessments is to identify immediate opportunities to save energy and money that will lead to significant long-term savings. Gold and silver stars represent facilities that have been recognized for their achievements in industrial energy savings. The following is a list of businesses that have all benefited from AMO assessments in South Carolina:

ESA Pushpin - Denotes Large Plant Assessments (ESAs) on map above

BAE Systems, Incorporated - Land and Armaments Plant
Aiken, SC

Owens Corning - Aiken Plant
Aiken, SC

Shaw Industries - Plant 78
Aiken, SC

Owens Corning - Anderson Plant
Anderson, SC

Baldor Electric Company
Belton, SC

Jervis B. Webb Company - Carlisle Forging Plant
Carlisle, SC

Roy Metal Finishing Company - Conestee Plant
Conestee, SC

Palmetto Finishing, LLC
Easley, SC
Alcoa - Mount Holly Plant
Goose Creek, SC

Alcoa - Mount Holly Plant
Goose Creek, SC

3M - Greenville
Greenville, SC

Solutia. Inc.
Greenwood, SC

Velux - America, Incorporated - Greenwood
Greenwood, SC

Nan Ya Plastics Corp America - Lake City
Lake City, SC

CeramTec - North America - Laurens Plant

Michelin Tire Corp - Sandy Springs
Sandy Springs, SC
BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC
Spartanburg, SC

EMCON Technologies
Spartanburg, SC

Kohler - Spartanburg
Spartanburg, SC

Johnson Controls Incorporated - Oconee
West Union, SC

Johnson Controls Incorporated - Oconee
West Union, SC

Medium / Small Plant Assessments (IACs)

Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) provide eligible small- and medium-sized manufacturers with no-cost, on-site energy assessments to identify potential savings opportunities. The following is a list of IAC training participants in South Carolina for the past two years. A complete collection of all the publicly available assessment and recommendation data is available at the AMO IAC database.

IAC Assessments Pushpin - Denotes Medium / Small Plant Assessments (IACs) on map above

Coca-Cola Bottling
Bishopville, SC

Eaton Plant 1
Greenwood, SC

Fort Mill, SC
Rock Hill, SC

Standard Textile
Spartanburg, SC

Events and Trainings

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) offers system-wide and component-specific training sessions and materials to help reduce energy use, save money, and minimize waste through system optimization. The following is a list of South Carolina's past training events:

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Technical Resources

AMO provides information on upcoming energy efficiency events and trainings, case studies on replicable industrial energy efficiency projects, and contact information for Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC), Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers, and Regional Clean Energy Application Centers.

Case Studies in South Carolina

Each year AMO develops new case studies on research, development and demonstration projects; energy assessments; the use of AMO tools and training; and leveraging of AMO partner resources for energy efficiency project implementation. The case studies are developed jointly with AMO's industrial partners. The following is a list of the case studies in South Carolina:

Compressed Air System Optimization Saves Energy and Improves Production at Synthetic Textile Plant (Solutia, Inc.)
Solutia Inc.
Greenwood, SC

Improving Dust Collection System at an Aluminum Refinery (Alumax)
Alumax Inc.
Berkeley County, SC

Upgrade of Compressed Air Control System Reduces Energy Costs at Michelin Tire Plant
Spartanburg, SC

Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) for Region

There are 26 Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs), sponsored by AMO, located at universities across the U.S. IACs provide no-cost energy assessments to small- and medium-sized manufacturers within a 150-mile radius. Additionally, they provide industrial assessment and energy management systems training for the next generation of energy engineers.

North Carolina State University
Director: Dr. Herbert M. Eckerlin
Phone: (919) 515-5227
Fax: (919) 515-7968
Email: eckerlin@eos.ncsu.edu
Web Site: http://www.mae.ncsu.edu/Centers/IAC/index.html

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEPs) in South Carolina

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a not-for-profit network of businesses and manufacturing specialists, with almost 60 MEP centers across the nation. Funded by state, local, and private organizations, and in partnership with the IACs, they provide a variety of services to U.S. industry, including process improvements, innovation strategies, and green manufacturing techniques.

South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership
President: John Irion
Phone: (803) 252-6976
Fax: (803) 254-8512
Email: jirion@scmep.org
Web Site: http://www.scmep.org

Clean Energy Regional Application Centers

Formerly the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Regional Application Centers (RACs), the eight Clean Energy Application Centers across the U.S. promote CHP, waste heat recovery and other clean energy technologies and practices. They provide regional assistance for specific projects, including market assessments, targeted education and outreach, and technical assistance.

Southeast Clean Energy Application Center
Co-director: Pedro Mago
Phone: (662) 325-6602
Email: mago@me.msstate.edu
Web Site: http://www.southeastcleanenergy.org/

Southeast Clean Energy Application Center
Co-director: Steve Kalland
Phone: (919) 513-1896
Email: steve_kalland@ncsu.edu
Web Site: http://www.southeastcleanenergy.org/

State Incentives and Resource Database

This database is a comprehensive collection of incentives and resources for implementing energy-efficiency measures in a commercial or industrial facility. These incentives are often financial and are in place to reward business and residential customers for making strides in energy efficiency. The resources are in the form of analysis tools, education and training programs, and energy audits. The following link will take you to a site that will show you the energy incentives and resources in South Carolina.

State Incentive Handbooks
AMO has created handbooks of available resources and incentives for industrial energy efficiency implementation organized by system for each of the 50 states.

Resource Fact Sheets
AMO developed 50 resource fact sheets that identify local, regional, state, and utility organizations in each state that can serve as partners working together with manufacturers to advance industrial energy efficiency.


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DOE Contacts

DOE Headquarters Contact
Sandy Glatt
1617 Cole Boulevard
Golden, Colorado 80401
Phone: (720) 356-1544
Email: sandy.glatt@go.doe.gov

DOE Project Contact
Jamey Evans
1617 Cole Boulevard
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (720) 356-1536
Email: jamey.evans@go.doe.gov

State Contact(s)

South Carolina Energy Office
Tom Hudkins
Project Coordinator
1200 Senate Street
408 Wade Hampton Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: (803) 737-8285
Fax: (803) 737-9846
Email: thudkins@energy.sc.gov
Web Site: http://www.energy.sc.gov/


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About South Carolina Industry

South Carolina has a total of 4.6 million residents and ranks 27th in the nation in terms of GDP, which is $145.1 billion. In 2009, South Carolina ranked 19th in the nation’s industrial energy consumption at 516 trillion Btu and 29th in the nation’s industrial natural gas consumption at 66.7 trillion Btu.

South Carolina’s leading industries (by total value of shipments) include Chemical Manufacturing, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing, and Paper Manufacturing. Information on the state’s top industries is displayed in the table below, which can be sorted based on number of employees, production workers’ hours, and payroll, among other categories.

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) is providing funding for the development and delivery of industrial energy efficiency programs implemented on a local, state or regional level. These projects are delivering Save Energy Now resources to reduce industrial energy intensity in the states. AMO has 23 total active state and regional projects that are impacting 36 states across the U.S. Learn More

South Carolina At a Glance

State Information (1)
2010 Population (Million) 4.6
2010 GDP (Billion) $145.1
GDP Rank 27
Energy Statistics (2) Source PDF for Energy Statistics
Total Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 1,581.0
Total Industrial Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 516.0
Total Industrial Energy Consumption Rank 19
Total Industrial GDP 2009 (Thousand) $33,156,000.0
Industrial Energy Intensity (Btu/GDP) 15,562.0
Industrial Energy Intensity Rank 16
Total Industrial Electricity Use 2009 (Trillion Btu)* 269.2
Total Industrial Electricity Use Rank 13
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use 2009 (Trillion Btu) 66.7
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use Rank 29
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* Total industrial electricity use reflects industrial retail electricity sales and electrical system energy losses.

Total Industrial Energy Consumption Statistics in South Carolina

Year Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
National Average
(Trillion Btu)
2009 516.0 560.4
2008 579.6 613.3
2007 621.6 636.5
2006 652.3 635.0
2005 666.0 637.0
2004 680.0 656.0
2003 653.7 638.6
2002 667.8 640.6
2001 647.9 642.2
2000 663.2 678.9
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Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/states/sep_use/ind/use_ind_sc.html

Top Industries in South Carolina

NAICS CodeIndustry Name Number of Employees Production Workers' Hours (1,000) Annual Payroll ($1,000) Production Workers' Wages ($1,000) Total Cost of Materials ($1,000) Total Capital Expenditures ($1,000) Value Added ($1,000) Total Value of Shipments ($1,000)
336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 25,103 35,495 $1,276,940 $760,459 $7,160,795 $330,713 $4,458,524 $11,395,567
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 21,634 32,114 $922,733 $586,179 $2,447,482 $162,227 $2,822,725 $5,335,508
333 Machinery Manufacturing 19,356 24,231 $783,167 $430,742 $3,569,596 $161,225 $2,820,371 $6,506,481
326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 18,873 29,091 $849,948 $587,760 $3,735,994 $136,541 $2,975,326 $6,724,196
325 Chemical Manufacturing 18,858 25,631 $1,037,214 $594,093 $6,943,243 $513,586 $4,827,092 $11,862,337
311 Food Manufacturing 15,663 24,841 $465,869 $322,700 $3,210,279 $96,917 $2,135,327 $5,384,341
313 Textile Mills 14,859 23,669 $495,918 $347,678 $1,806,491 $123,728 $1,015,694 $2,902,467
322 Paper Manufacturing 11,544 19,430 $654,404 $472,512 $3,332,392 $293,860 $3,503,706 $6,866,021
335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing 9,400 14,630 $418,955 $273,386 $2,249,062 $167,345 $1,936,340 $4,208,905
321 Wood Product Manufacturing 6,577 10,730 $270,191 $170,371 $1,084,120 $49,205 $607,835 $1,726,879
Source: http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/IBQTable?_bm=y&-ds_name=AM0931AS101

Note: The data included in this table is from the U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Survey of Manufactures, except for years that end in "2" or "7", when data from its more comprehensive Economic Census is reported.

Additional Resources

List of Fortune 500 Companies in SC:

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's Policy Database for South Carolina: