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Advanced Manufacturing Office Activities in Iowa


Mapped AMO State Activities

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

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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.

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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 Iowa's active and complete partner projects:

R&D Projects
Nanoparticle Technology for Biorefinery of Non–Food Source Feedstocks
Ames, IA
Industry: Nanomanufacturing
Status: Active
Details PDF

Advanced Nano-Composites for Increased Energy Efficiency, Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Industry: Industrial Materials for the Future
Status: Active
Details PDF

Nanoparticle Technology for Biorefinery of Non-Food Source Feedstocks, Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA
Industry: Nanomanufacturing
Status: Active
Details PDF

Reducing Energy Consumption and Variability in Steel Foundry Operations, Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Industry: Metal Casting
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Re-engineering Casting Production Systems; Ergonomic Improvements in Foundries, Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Industry: Metal Casting
Status: Complete
Details PDF
Simulation of Dimensional Changes and Hot Tears During Solidification of Steel Castings, University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Industry: Metal Casting
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Simulation of Distortion and Residual Stress Development During Heat Treatment of Steel Castings, University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Industry: Metal Casting
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Unconventional Methods For Yield Improvement, University of Iowa Department of Mechanical Engineering Solidification Laboratory
Iowa City, IA
Industry: Metal Casting
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Crosscutting Industrial Applications of a New Class of Ultrahard Borides, Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA
Industry: Industrial Materials for the Future
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Development of Continuous Cooling Transformation (CCT) Diagrams, Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Industry: Metal Casting
Status: Complete
Details PDF
Ultra-Hard Borides for Industrial Applications, Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Industry: Industrial Materials for the Future
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 Iowa:

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

Alcoa - Davenport
Bettendorf, IA

Lyondell Chemical Company - Clinton
Clinton, IA

John Deere - Davenport Works
Davenport, IA

John Deere - Dubuque Works
Dubuque, IA

DuPont - Fort Madison
Fort Madison, IA
Kraft Foods - Mason City
Mason City, IA

United States Gypsum - Sperry
Mediapolis, IA

HON Company - Oak Steel Plant
Muscatine, IA

Johnson Controls - Red Oak
Red Oak, IA

Alcoa - Davenport Works
Riverdale, IA
Gerdau Ameristeel - Wilton
Wilton, IA

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 Iowa 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

Associated Milk Producers Inc.
Arlington, IA

Calcium Products Inc.
Gilmore City, IA

Engineering Services and Products Co.
Dyersville, IA

Hampton Hydrualics
Hampton, IA

Algona, IA

Iowa Springs Mfg. & Sales
Adel, IA
Jacobs Corporation
Harlan, IA

Johnson Controls
Red Oak, IA

NSK-AKS Precision Ball Corp.
Clarinda, IA

Omaha Standard
Council Bluffs, IA

Pure Fishing
Spirit Lake, IA

R R Donnelley
Osage, IA
Spartech Townsend
Des Moines, IA

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 Iowa'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 Iowa

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 Iowa:

Full PWA Report: An Assessment of Energy, Waste, and Productivity Improvements for North Star Steel Iowa
North Star Steel
Wilton, IA

North Star Steel Company: Iowa Mini-Mill Conducts Plant-Wide Energy Assessment Using a Total Assessment Audit
North Star Steel
Wilton, IA

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.

Iowa State University
Director: Dr. Gregory M. Maxwell
Phone: (515) 294-8645
Fax: (515) 294-3261
Email: gmaxwell@iastate.edu
Web Site: http://www3.me.iastate.edu/iac/

Bradley University
Director: Dr. Paul Mehta
Phone: (309) 677-2754
Fax: (309) 677-3453
Email: mehta@bradley.edu
Web Site: http://www.bradley.edu/academics/eng/Mechanical/iac/

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEPs) in Iowa

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.

Iowa Center for Industrial Research and Service
Director: Ronald Cox
Phone: (515) 294-3420
Email: ciras.info@ciras.iastate.edu
Web Site: http://www.ciras.iastate.edu

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.

Midwest Clean Energy Application Center
Director: John Cuttica
Phone: (312) 996-4382
Email: cuttica@uic.edu
Web Site: http://www.midwestcleanenergycenter.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 Iowa.

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)

Iowa Office of Energy Independence
Deborah Durham
Wallace State Office Building
502 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA
Phone: (515)-725-3022
Fax: (515) 281-8895
Email: director@iowa.gov
Web Site: http://www.state.ia.us/government/governor/energy/


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About Iowa Industry

Iowa has a total of 3 million residents and ranks 30th in the nation in terms of GDP, which is $127.7 billion. In 2009, Iowa ranked 11th in the nation’s industrial energy consumption at 682.5 trillion Btu and 11th in the nation’s industrial natural gas consumption at 165.7 trillion Btu.

Iowa’s leading industries (by total value of shipments) include Food Manufacturing, Machinery Manufacturing, and Chemical 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

Iowa At a Glance

State Information (1)
2010 Population (Million) 3.0
2010 GDP (Billion) $127.7
GDP Rank 30
Energy Statistics (2) Source PDF for Energy Statistics
Total Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 1,418.5
Total Industrial Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 682.5
Total Industrial Energy Consumption Rank 11
Total Industrial GDP 2009 (Thousand) $34,680,000.0
Industrial Energy Intensity (Btu/GDP) 19,679.0
Industrial Energy Intensity Rank 7
Total Industrial Electricity Use 2009 (Trillion Btu)* 192.9
Total Industrial Electricity Use Rank 18
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use 2009 (Trillion Btu) 165.7
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use Rank 11
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* Total industrial electricity use reflects industrial retail electricity sales and electrical system energy losses.

Total Industrial Energy Consumption Statistics in Iowa

Year Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
National Average
(Trillion Btu)
2009 682.5 560.4
2008 653.8 613.3
2007 627.1 636.5
2006 572.5 635.0
2005 555.2 637.0
2004 529.8 656.0
2003 475.6 638.6
2002 490.0 640.6
2001 481.0 642.2
2000 510.6 678.9
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Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/states/sep_use/ind/use_ind_ia.html

Top Industries in Iowa

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)
311 Food Manufacturing 49,203 85,435 $1,995,382 $1,470,061 $20,760,812 $683,032 $12,087,536 $32,763,833
333 Machinery Manufacturing 32,911 40,580 $1,778,233 $973,486 $7,703,774 $297,829 $5,646,301 $13,521,577
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 17,688 24,920 $757,322 $453,847 $1,811,831 $73,175 $1,928,589 $3,830,484
326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 11,651 17,415 $462,653 $307,127 $1,889,432 $89,626 $1,370,037 $3,302,819
321 Wood Product Manufacturing 8,591 11,535 $383,788 $228,467 $595,690 $28,093 $714,906 $1,322,399
325 Chemical Manufacturing 8,824 11,463 $501,018 $256,361 $4,906,017 $304,686 $5,601,005 $10,659,609
336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 8,433 11,155 $328,039 $192,694 $1,313,851 $29,614 $555,577 $1,950,438
331 Primary Metal Manufacturing 6,609 10,165 $325,138 $228,896 $1,779,351 $72,862 $827,104 $2,768,692
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 7,037 9,757 $249,744 $163,803 $451,558 $27,472 $661,908 $1,125,039
335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing 6,784 8,594 $323,475 $182,819 $1,197,521 $29,910 $1,099,706 $2,284,622
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 IA:

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