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Advanced Manufacturing Office Activities in Alabama

 

Mapped AMO State Activities

The following map provides a visual representation of AMO activities in Alabama. 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 Alabama.

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Projects Pushpin Projects

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 Alabama's active and complete partner projects:

Project Successes Project Successes
Lost Foam Casting Technology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Casting Engineering Laboratory
Birmingham, AL
Industry: Metal Casting
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Success through Partnership: Lost Foam, University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL
Industry: Metal Casting
Status: Complete
Details PDF

R&D Projects
Reduction of Metal Oxide to Metal Using Ionic Liquids
Tuscaloosa, AL
Industry: Metal Casting
Status: Active
Details PDF

Low-Emissions Burner Technology Using Biomass-Derived Liquid Fuels
Tuscaloosa, AL
Industry: High-Temperature Processing
Status: Active
Details PDF

Control of Growth Efficiency in Young Plantation Loblolly Pine and Sweetgum through Irrigation and Fertigation Enhancement of Leaf Carbon Gain, Auburn University
Auburn, AL
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Effect of Casting Conditions, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Industry: Aluminum
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Electrochemical and Integrated Process Opportunities for On-Site/On-Demand Generation of Chlorine Dioxide at Reduced Costs, Auburn University
Auburn, AL
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF
Energy-Efficient Kraft Pulping for Highly Bleachable Low-Lignin-Content Pulp, Auburn University
Auburn, AL
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Low-Temperature Reduction of Alumina Using Fluorine-Containing Ionic Liquids
Tuscaloosa, AL
Industry: Aluminum
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Quantifying and Predicting Wood Quality of Loblolly and Slash Pine Under Intensive Forest Management, Auburn University
Auburn, AL
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Water Recycling/Removal Using Temperature-Sensitive Hydrogels, Auburn University
Auburn, AL
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Advanced Lost Foam Casting, University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL
Industry: Metal Casting
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Advanced Steel Casting Technology, University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL
Industry: Metal Casting
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Characterization of Surface Anomalies from Magnetic Particle and Liquid Penetrant Indications, University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL
Industry: Metal Casting
Status: Complete
Details PDF
Clean Cast Steel, University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL
Industry: Metal Casting
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Thin Wall Iron Castings, University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
Industry: Metal Casting
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Enhanced Inclusion Removal from Steel in the Tundish, University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL
Industry: Steel
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 Alabama:

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

Mueller Company
Albertville, AL
9/6/2010

Shaw Industries - Plant 65
Andalusia, AL
9/21/2009
Details

Dixie Group†- Sturdy Plant (Shaw Industries)
Atmore, AL
5/16/2006
Details

U.S. Pipe- Bessemer Plant
Bessemer, AL
10/14/2008

U.S. Pipe - North Alabama Plant
Birmingham, AL
1/12/2009
Details

Southern Lime Company
Calera, AL
12/19/2006
Details

SCA Tissue North America-Barton Paper Mftg & Converting Mill
Cherokee, AL
4/13/2010

Bowater Incorporated
Coosa Pines, AL
4/26/2010

Rehau Incorporated
Cullman, AL
4/26/2010

3M - Decatur
Decatur, AL
2/26/2007
Details

Daikin America Inc - Decatur
Decatur, AL
8/1/2010

Daikin America Inc - Decatur
Decatur, AL
4/25/2011

Hexcel Corporation
Decatur, AL
7/25/2011

Toray CFA - Decatur
Decatur, AL
8/11/2009
Details
Wolverine Tube Inc†- Decatur
Decatur, AL
5/15/2006
Details

Cemex - Demopolis Cement Plant
Demopolis, AL
11/12/2008
Details

Rock-Tenn Paper
Demopolis, AL
5/5/2009
Details

US Steel Corporation†- Fairfield Tubular
Fairfield, AL
6/9/2008
Details

US Steel Corporation†- Fairfield Works
Fairfield, AL
12/2/2008
Details

US Steel Corporation†- Fairfield Works
Fairfield, AL
6/11/2008
Details

US Steel Corporation†- Fairfield Works
Fairfield, AL
10/15/2007
Details

Goodyear Tire & Rubber - Gadsden
Gadsden, AL
2/4/2009
Details

Goodyear Tire & Rubber - Gadsden
Gadsden, AL
2/2/2009
Details

American Proteins Inc.
Hanceville, AL
4/9/2007
Details

Kohler - Huntsville
Huntsville, AL
8/25/2008
Details

Boise Cascade Corporation
Jackson, AL
12/19/2005
Details

Boise Paper LLC
Jackson, AL
11/19/2008
Details

Armstrong World Industries†- Mobile Ceiling Plant
Mobile, AL
11/6/2007
Details
GAF Materials Corporation - Mobile
Mobile, AL
4/24/2006
Details

UOP LLC - Mobile Plant
Mobile, AL
5/9/2006
Details

UOP LLC - Mobile Plant
Mobile, AL
9/18/2007
Details

Jenkins Brick- Montgomery
Montgomery, AL
8/9/2006
Details

Wise Alloys
Muscle Shoals, AL
5/16/2006
Details

National Gypsum Corporation - Oxford
Oxford, AL
6/17/2009

Alabama River Newsprint
Perdue Hill, AL
4/10/2006
Details

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation - Russellville
Russellville, AL
10/7/2008
Details

Degussa Corporation†- Mobile
Theodore, AL
4/4/2006
Details

Nucor Steel- Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa, AL
11/11/2008

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 Alabama 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

3M Films
Decatur, AL
11/7/2011

ADTRAN
Huntsville, AL
9/26/2011

Aerospace Coatings
Anniston, AL
10/30/2009

AGC Automotive
Alabaster, AL
6/3/2010

Altec Industries
Birmingham, AL
8/12/2010

Atrion Medical Products
Arab, AL
8/23/2011

BAE Systems
Anniston, AL
10/2/2009

Bridgewater Interiors
Eastaboga, AL
5/25/2010

Candlewick Yarns
Roanoke, AL
6/14/2011

Chowel Weldparts, Inc.
Luverne, AL
8/17/2011

Cox Container
Troy, AL
1/26/2011

CRH
Clanton, AL
9/28/2011

DHS Systems
Tanner, AL
11/9/2011

EBSCO Media
Birmingham, AL
4/29/2010

Federal Mogul
Boaz, AL
2/16/2011

Gates Corporation
Red Bay, AL
3/6/2009

GH Metal Solutions
Fort Payne, AL
3/24/2010

Globe Specialty Metals
Selma, AL
3/30/2011

Grede Castings Integrity
Bessemer, AL
10/13/2010
Grede-Columbiana
Columbiana, AL
10/26/2010

Harvest Select Catfish
Uniontown, AL
3/25/2010

Hon
Florence, AL
11/20/2009

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC
Lincoln, AL
3/23/2011

Ineos Nova LLC
Decatur, AL
12/7/2009

ISE Innomotive Systems
Tuscaloosa, AL
3/7/2011

ISP Chemicals LLC
Huntsville, AL
10/20/2010

Johnson Controls Inc.
Cottondale, AL
5/12/2010

Kappler, Inc.
Guntersville, AL
8/15/2011

Lafarge North America
Calera, AL
2/16/2010

Maples Industries
Scottsboro, AL
9/13/2010

Maples Industries Plant 2
Scottsboro, AL
12/21/2009

Max Coating
Birmingham, AL
6/22/2010

McShan Lumber Co.
Mc Shan, AL
6/2/2009

Montgomery Advertiser
Montgomery, AL
12/3/2009

Nacco Materials Handling Group, Inc.
Sulligent, AL
3/31/2010

Navistar
Huntsville, AL
12/13/2010

Nemak Alabama
Sylacauga, AL
12/15/2010

Neptune Technology Group
Tallassee, AL
4/27/2011
Nucor Steel
Tuscaloosa, AL
5/18/2011

Olin McIntosh
Mc Intosh, AL
9/14/2011

Recticel
Tuscaloosa, AL
9/23/2011

RockTenn
Athens, AL
10/6/2010

Sanoh
Scottsboro, AL
10/17/2011

Sign Faces, LLC
Birmingham, AL
4/22/2010

SMART Alabama LLC
Luverne, AL
10/16/2009

Southern Tool
Anniston, AL
11/10/2009

Steward Machine Company
Birmingham, AL
6/23/2010

Topre America
Cullman, AL
11/17/2010

Toray Fluorofibers (America) Inc.
Decatur, AL
12/7/2009

Union Foundry
Anniston, AL
4/3/2009

Velcon Filters
Sylacauga, AL
6/2/2011

Vulcan Painters Pinson
Bessemer, AL
8/16/2010

Vulcan Pipe and Steel
Bessemer, AL
12/10/2009

Warren Distribution
Guntersville, AL
9/27/2010

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 Alabama's past training events:

Events Pushpin - Denotes Events on map above

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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 Alabama

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 Alabama:

Control Scheme Modifications Increase Efficiency of Steam Generation System at ExxonMobil Gas Plant
ExxonMobil
Mobile, AL

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.

University of Alabama
Director: Dr. Keith A. Woodbury
Phone: (205) 348-1647
Fax: (205) 348-6419
Email: woodbury@me.ua.edu
Web Site: http://www.iac.ua.edu/

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEPs) in Alabama

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.

Alabama Technology Network
President: Mike Bailey
Phone: (205) 943-4808
Email: mbailey@atn.org
Web Site: http://www.atn.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 Alabama.

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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Contacts

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)

Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA)
Heather Goggin
Program Manager, Energy Division
P.O. Box 5690
Montgomery, Alabama 36103
Phone: (334) 242-5330
Fax: (334) 242-0552
Email: heather.goggin@adeca.alabama.gov
Web Site: http://www.adeca.state.al.us/C3/IEEP/default.aspx

 

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About Alabama Industry

Alabama has a total of 4.8 million residents and ranks 26th in the nation in terms of GDP, which is $154.1 billion. In 2009, Alabama ranked 9th in the nationís industrial energy consumption at 788.5 trillion Btu and 12th in the nationís industrial natural gas consumption at 160 trillion Btu.

Alabamaís leading industries (by total value of shipments) include Transportation Equipment Manufacturing, Chemical Manufacturing, and Food Manufacturing. Information on the stateís top industries is displayed in the table below, which can be sorted based on number of employees, production workersí 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

Alabama At a Glance

State Information (1)
2010 Population (Million) 4.8
2010 GDP (Billion) $154.1
GDP Rank 26
Energy Statistics (2) Source PDF for Energy Statistics
Total Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 1,906.8
Total Industrial Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 788.5
Total Industrial Energy Consumption Rank 9
Total Industrial GDP 2009 (Thousand) $37,644,000.0
Industrial Energy Intensity (Btu/GDP) 20,946.0
Industrial Energy Intensity Rank 6
Total Industrial Electricity Use 2009 (Trillion Btu)* 311.8
Total Industrial Electricity Use Rank 8
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use 2009 (Trillion Btu) 160.0
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use Rank 12
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* Total industrial electricity use reflects industrial retail electricity sales and electrical system energy losses.

Total Industrial Energy Consumption Statistics in Alabama

Year Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
National Average
(Trillion Btu)
2009 788.5 560.4
2008 943.8 613.3
2007 940.6 636.5
2006 964.4 635.0
2005 966.9 637.0
2004 988.6 656.0
2003 918.2 638.6
2002 895.5 640.6
2001 887.9 642.2
2000 1,016.0 678.9
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Top Industries in Alabama




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 39,010 54,644 $2,017,623 $1,266,908 $15,582,429 $667,276 $6,642,887 $22,151,368
311 Food Manufacturing 29,195 50,248 $858,468 $622,868 $6,049,719 $280,991 $3,919,333 $9,932,542
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 21,778 30,879 $898,000 $539,296 $2,316,236 $107,402 $2,386,209 $4,833,218
331 Primary Metal Manufacturing 14,882 25,428 $753,979 $538,850 $5,506,303 $396,572 $2,640,391 $8,301,243
326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 15,566 24,495 $659,945 $480,588 $1,975,019 $135,390 $1,915,366 $3,942,980
322 Paper Manufacturing 11,710 20,306 $733,713 $562,665 $3,707,779 $198,892 $3,988,638 $7,718,266
321 Wood Product Manufacturing 12,567 19,793 $401,968 $287,886 $1,403,331 $46,408 $966,506 $2,419,280
325 Chemical Manufacturing 10,146 13,957 $622,619 $375,742 $5,273,619 $348,084 $4,910,144 $10,295,540
333 Machinery Manufacturing 9,921 13,955 $428,871 $254,315 $1,855,921 $61,706 $1,288,523 $3,217,619
334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 11,748 12,913 $601,387 $221,965 $1,448,706 $124,056 $1,934,460 $3,402,056
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 AL:
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2010/states/AL.html

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's Policy Database for Alabama:
http://www.aceee.org/sector/state-policy/alabama