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Advanced Manufacturing Office Activities in West Virginia


Mapped AMO State Activities

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

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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 West Virginia's active and complete partner projects:

Project Successes Project Successes
Dense-Medium Cyclone Optimization Tools, Precision Testing Laboratory
Beckley, WV
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Life Improvement of Pot Hardware in Continuous Hot Dipping Processes, West Virginia University Research Corporation
Morgantown, WV
Industry: Steel
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Enhanced Cutting and Finishing of Handglass using a Carbon Dioxide Laser, National Energy Technology Laboratory
Morgantown, WV
Industry: Glass
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Measurement and Control of Glass Feedstocks, Fenton Art Glass Company
Williamstown, WV
Industry: Glass
Status: Complete
Details PDF
Computerized Roof Bolt Design System, West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Development of an Ultra-Fine Coal Dewatering Technology and an Integrated Flotation-Dewatering System for Coal Preparation Plants, West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Intelligent Potroom Operation, Applied Industrial Solutions, LLC
Morgantown, WV
Industry: Aluminum
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Multifunctional Metallic and Refractory Materials for Energy-Efficient Handling of Molten Metals, West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Industry: Industrial Materials for the Future
Status: Complete
Details PDF
Tackifier Dispersions to Make Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Industry: Chemicals
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 West Virginia:

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

DuPont - Belle
Belle, WV

Corhart Refractories
Buckhannon, WV

Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America - Buffalo
Buffalo, WV

Special Metals Corp
Huntington, WV

Steel of West Virginia - Huntington
Huntington, WV

Bayer CropScience - Institute
Institute, WV

Quad/Graphics - Martinsburg
Martinsburg†, WV
Quad/Graphics - Martinsburg
Martinsburg†, WV

Chemtura - Morgantown
Morgantown, WV

Chemtura - Morgantown
Morgantown, WV

PPG Industries - Natrium Plant
New Martinsville, WV

Century Aluminum - Ravenswood
Ravenswood, WV

Union Carbide - WVO SC Site (DOW Chemical Subsidiary)
South Charleston, WV

DuPont - Washington Works
Washington, WV
Mittal Steel - Weirton
Weirton, WV

Cytec Industries - Willow Island
Willow Island, WV

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 West Virginia 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

AFP Logs and Lumber LLC
Buckhannon, WV

Aleris Recycling Inc.
Friendly, WV

Columbia West Virginia Corp.
Craigsville, WV

Corhart Saint Gobain Refractories
Buckhannon, WV

Goodrich Corporation
Union, WV

Goodrich Corporation
Union, WV
Koppers, Inc.
Green Spring, WV

Momentive, Inc.
Sistersville, WV

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Morgantown, WV

Northwest Pipe Co.
Washington, WV

Ox paperboard LLC
Halltown, WV

Pactiv Corporation
Mineral Wells, WV
The Homer Laughlin China Co.
Newell, WV

Worldcolor Inc
Martinsburg, WV

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 West Virginia'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 West Virginia

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 West Virginia:

Bayer Polymers: Plant Identifies Numerous Projects Following Plant-Wide Energy-Efficiency Assessment
Bayer Corporation
New Martinsville, WV

Compressed Air System Improvements Increase Production at a Tin Mill (Weirton Steel)
Weirton Steel
Weirton, WV

Modernization of Controls Improves Productivity and Reduces Energy Costs at a Large Steel Plant (Weirton Steel)
Weirton Steel
Weirton, WV

Ongoing Control System Modernization Project at a Steel Plant Improves Operations (Weirton Steel Corporation)
Weirton Steel
Weirton, WV

Pechiney Rolled Products: Plant-Wide Energy Assessment Identifies Opportunities to Optimize Aluminum Casting and Rolling Operations
Pechiney Rolled Products
Ravenswood, WV

Weirton Steel: Mill Identifies $1.4 Million in Annual Savings Following Plant-Wide Energy-Efficiency Assessment
Weirton Steel
Weirton, WV

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.

West Virginia University
Director: Dr. B. Gopalakrishnan
Phone: (304) 293-9434
Email: bgopalak@mail.wvu.edu
Web Site: http://www2.cemr.wvu.edu/~wwwiac/

University of Kentucky
Director: Dr. Lawrence E. Holloway
Phone: 859-323-8523
Fax: 859-323-1035
Email: holloway@engr.uky.edu

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEPs) in West Virginia

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.

West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Director: Tom Mahoney
Phone: (304) 293-3800, ext. 3810
Fax: (304) 293-6751
Email: tmahoney@wvmep.wvu.edu
Web Site: http://www.wvmep.com

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.

Mid-Atlantic Clean Energy Application Center
Director: James Freihaut
Phone: (814) 863-0083
Email: jfreihaut@engr.psu.edu
Web Site: http://maceac.psu.edu/

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 West Virginia.

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)

West Virginia Division of Energy
Marie Butler
Executive Secretary
State Capitol Complex Building 6, Room 620
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-2234
Fax: (304) 558-0362
Email: Marie.Butler@wv.gov
Web Site: http://wvcommerce.org/energy/default.aspx

West Virginia Division of Energy
Bill Willis
Program Coordinator
State Capitol Complex Building 6, Room 620
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
Phone: (304) 558-2234
Fax: (304) 558-0362
Email: Bill.G.Willis@wv.gov
Web Site: http://wvcommerce.org/energy/default.aspx


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About West Virginia Industry

West Virginia has a total of 1.9 million residents and ranks 41st in the nation in terms of GDP, which is $56 billion. In 2009, West Virginia ranked 32nd in the nationís industrial energy consumption at 274 trillion Btu and 36th in the nationís industrial natural gas consumption at 39.5 trillion Btu.

West Virginiaís leading industries (by total value of shipments) include Chemical Manufacturing, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing, and Primary Metal 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

West Virginia At a Glance

State Information (1)
2010 Population (Million) 1.9
2010 GDP (Billion) $56.0
GDP Rank 41
Energy Statistics (2) Source PDF for Energy Statistics
Total Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 715.6
Total Industrial Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 274.0
Total Industrial Energy Consumption Rank 32
Total Industrial GDP 2009 (Thousand) $15,040,000.0
Industrial Energy Intensity (Btu/GDP) 18,218.0
Industrial Energy Intensity Rank 9
Total Industrial Electricity Use 2009 (Trillion Btu)* 116.4
Total Industrial Electricity Use Rank 31
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use 2009 (Trillion Btu) 39.5
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use Rank 36
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* Total industrial electricity use reflects industrial retail electricity sales and electrical system energy losses.

Total Industrial Energy Consumption Statistics in West Virginia

Year Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
National Average
(Trillion Btu)
2009 274.0 560.4
2008 359.4 613.3
2007 398.8 636.5
2006 381.5 635.0
2005 347.2 637.0
2004 364.9 656.0
2003 347.0 638.6
2002 380.0 640.6
2001 354.3 642.2
2000 321.7 678.9
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Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/states/sep_use/ind/use_ind_wv.html

Top Industries in West Virginia

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)
325 Chemical Manufacturing 8,882 11,541 $586,099 $314,452 $3,797,991 $210,746 $4,457,366 $8,447,625
336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 4,471 6,272 $260,788 $136,277 $1,736,301 $28,230 $866,338 $2,639,177
331 Primary Metal Manufacturing 5,086 7,507 $297,019 $208,718 $1,574,373 $64,724 $626,154 $2,327,012
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 6,714 9,905 $281,258 $188,395 $1,420,979 $26,437 $669,756 $2,095,362
321 Wood Product Manufacturing 6,248 9,765 $194,840 $140,690 $748,918 Data Not Available $249,818 $1,034,260
311 Food Manufacturing 3,401 5,602 $115,269 $75,119 $605,168 $11,425 $243,251 $845,651
333 Machinery Manufacturing 2,468 3,438 $115,434 $63,349 $325,326 $9,235 $194,473 $526,263
326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 2,846 5,199 $100,549 $75,475 $298,260 $23,379 $438,291 $740,776
327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,578 5,208 $134,668 $94,301 $294,758 Data Not Available $493,903 $813,127
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 2,291 3,300 $76,424 $64,444 $155,304 $8,382 $200,423 $358,212
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 WV:

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