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Advanced Manufacturing Office Activities in North Carolina

 

Mapped AMO State Activities

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

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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.

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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 North Carolina's active and complete partner projects:

Project Successes Project Successes
Improved Wood Properties Through Genetic Manipulation, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Active
Details PDF

R&D Projects
Crude Glycerol as Cost-Effective Fuel for Combined Heat and Power to Replace Fossil Fuels
Raleigh, NC
Industry: Energy Intensive Processes
Status: Active
Details PDF

Highly Energy Efficient Directed Green Liquor Utilization (D-GLU)
Raleigh, NC
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Active
Details PDF

Nanostructured Materials for Renewable Energy, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Industry: Nanomanufacturing
Status: Active
Details PDF

Performance and Value of CAD-Deficient Pine, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Pine Gene Discovery Project, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Preventing Strength Loss of Unbleached Kraft Fiber, North Carolina State University Department of Wood and Paper Science
Raleigh, NC
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Influence of Surface and Subsurface Tillage on Soil Physical Properties and Soil/Plant Relationships of Planted Loblolly Pine, Forest Nutrition Cooperative, Department of Forestry North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF
Integration of the Mini-Sulfide Anthraquinone Pulping Process and Black Liquor Gasification in a Pulp Mill, North Carolina State University Department of Wood and Paper Science
Raleigh, NC
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Mechatronic Design and Waste Paper Sorting System Control for Efficient Recycling, North Carolina State University Department of Wood and Paper Science
Raleigh, NC
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

MicroCure™ Variable Frequency Microwave Furnace, Lambda Technologies Inc.
Morrisville, NC
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

A Device for Efficiently and Uniformly Drying Nonwoven Materials Using Microwave Energy, Freudenberg Nonwovens
Durham, NC
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Detection and Removal of Molten Salts, SELEE Corporation
Hendersonville, NC
Industry: Aluminum
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Micell Dry-Cleaning Technology, Micell
Raleigh, NC
Industry: Chemicals
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Directed Green Liquor Utilization (D-GLU) Pulping, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Exploiting Genetic Variation of Fiber Components and Morphology in Juvenile Loblolly Pine, International Paper Company
Raleigh, NC
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF
Search for Major Genes Using Progeny Test Data to Accelerate the Development of Genetically Superior Loblolly Pines, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Selective Adsorption of Metal Salts from Molten Aluminum
Hendersonville, NC
Industry: Aluminum
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Creep Resistant Zinc Alloy Development, International Lead Zinc Research Organization
Research Triangle Park, NC
Industry: Metal Casting
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Processing Electric Arc Furnace Dust into Saleable Chemical Products, Drinkard Metalox, Inc.
Charlotte, NC
Industry: Metal Casting
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 North Carolina:

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

Blue Ridge Paper Products - Canton
Canton, NC
8/28/2007
Details

Evergreen Packaging
Canton, NC
3/29/2011

Elementis Chromium - Castle-Hayne
Castle Hayne, NC
8/12/2008

Elementis Chromium - Castle-Hayne
Castle Hayne, NC
2/17/2009

Coca-Cola - Snyder Production Center
Charlotte, NC
3/2/2009
Details

Gerdau Ameristeel - Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
4/25/2007
Details

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Fayetteville, NC
5/12/2009
Details

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Fayetteville, NC
7/13/2010

Perdue Farms - Lewiston Plant
Lewiston Woodville, NC
10/14/2008
Campbell Soup Company
Maxton, NC
10/21/2009

3M - Pittsboro
Moncure, NC
6/21/2010

GlaxoSmithKline - Research Triangle Park
Research Triangle Park, NC
4/10/2006
Details

Kapstone Kraft
Roanoke Rapids, NC
8/15/2007
Details

Kapstone Kraft
Roanoke Rapids, NC
12/18/2007
Details

Kapstone Kraft
Roanoke Rapids, NC
4/15/2008
Details

Bombardier Recreational Products - Spruce Pine
Spruce Pine, NC
5/19/2009
Details

Bombardier Recreational Products - Spruce Pine
Spruce Pine, NC
4/20/2009
Details

Smithfield Foods - Tar Heel
Tar Heel, NC
3/16/2009
Superior Essex - Tarboro
Tarboro, NC
6/24/2009
Details

Weyerhaeuser Company- Vanceboro Plant
Vanceboro, NC
12/2/2008
Details

Cummins Inc. - Rocky Mount Engine Plant
Whitakers, NC
8/3/2010

Bridgestone/Firestone
Wilson, NC
11/16/2010

Saint Gobain - Wilson
Wilson, NC
1/29/2008
Details

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 North 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

ABB
Pinetops, NC
10/7/2010

Acucote
Graham, NC
3/4/2009

Ann's House of Nuts
Robersonville, NC
12/7/2011

B/E Aerospace
Winston Salem, NC
10/20/2010

Becton-Dickinson
Durham, NC
11/18/2011

Besam Entrance Solutions
Monroe, NC
5/17/2011

Caterpillar Precision Seals
Franklin, NC
5/14/2010

Diebold
Lexington, NC
4/21/2011

Eaton
Kings Mountain, NC
5/10/2011

FCC
Laurinburg, NC
6/20/2011

Flambeau Airmold
Roanoke Rapids, NC
4/8/2010

Forbo Siegling
Huntersville, NC
5/4/2010

Gilbarco
Greensboro, NC
12/21/2010

Gilkey Lumber
Rutherfordton, NC
12/13/2011
GKN Sinter Metals
Conover, NC
5/20/2009

Graphic Packaging
Charlotte, NC
3/7/2011

Gulistan Carpet
Aberdeen, NC
8/9/2011

Harborlite
Youngsville, NC
5/19/2010

Haynes Wire
Mountain Home, NC
5/21/2009

Hospira
Clayton, NC
4/3/2009

Interroll Corp
Wilmington, NC
7/14/2009

Jeld-Wen
Marion, NC
7/29/2010

Jeld-Wen
Marion, NC
3/16/2011

Kidde Fire Fighting
Angier, NC
5/5/2010

Legrand / Pass & Seymour
Concord, NC
5/18/2011

Lenox China
Kinston, NC
12/7/2010

Lexington Furniture
Hildebran, NC
10/6/2011

Mother Murphy's Flavors
Greensboro, NC
1/13/2010
Nomaco
Tarboro, NC
5/3/2011

Railroad Friction
Rowland, NC
7/14/2011

Robert Bosch Tool Corp
Lincolnton, NC
1/7/2010

Sherwin Williams
Greensboro, NC
3/17/2010

Shurtape
Hickory, NC
12/15/2010

Textron
Charlotte, NC
6/6/2011

Trion
Sanford, NC
6/30/2011

West Pharmaceuticals
Kinston, NC
8/16/2011

Williamston Yarns
Williamston, NC
2/18/2011

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 North Carolina's past training events:

Events Pushpin - Denotes Events on map above

There are no events or trainings in this state.

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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 North 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 North Carolina:

Compressed Air System Modifications Improve Efficiency at a Plastics Blow Molding Plant (Southeastern Container)
Southeastern Container
Enka, NC

Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand
Davidson, NC

Plant Utility Improvements Increase Profits and Productivity at a Clothing Manufacturing Complex (MJ Soffe)
MJ Soffe
Fayetteville, NC

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 North 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.

North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Director: Phil Mintz
Phone: (336) 202-8256
Email: phil_mintz@ncsu.edu
Web Site: http://www.ies.ncsu.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.

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 North 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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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)

North Carolina State Energy Office
Ward Lenz
Director
Department of Administration State Energy Office
1340 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1340
Phone: (919) 733-1889
Fax: (919) 733-2953
Email: wlenz@nccommerce.com
Web Site: http://www.nccommerce.com/energy

 

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About North Carolina Industry

North Carolina has a total of 9.5 million residents and ranks 9th in the nation in terms of GDP, which is $380.6 billion. In 2009, North Carolina ranked 16th in the nation’s industrial energy consumption at 546.7 trillion Btu and 23rd in the nation’s industrial natural gas consumption at 84.4 trillion Btu.

North Carolina’s leading industries (by total value of shipments) include Chemical Manufacturing, Food Manufacturing, and Beverage and Tobacco Product 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

North Carolina At a Glance

State Information (1)
2010 Population (Million) 9.5
2010 GDP (Billion) $380.6
GDP Rank 9
Energy Statistics (2) Source PDF for Energy Statistics
Total Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 2,545.4
Total Industrial Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 546.7
Total Industrial Energy Consumption Rank 16
Total Industrial GDP 2009 (Thousand) $95,834,000.0
Industrial Energy Intensity (Btu/GDP) 5,704.0
Industrial Energy Intensity Rank 40
Total Industrial Electricity Use 2009 (Trillion Btu)* 265.8
Total Industrial Electricity Use Rank 14
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use 2009 (Trillion Btu) 84.4
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use Rank 23
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* Total industrial electricity use reflects industrial retail electricity sales and electrical system energy losses.

Total Industrial Energy Consumption Statistics in North Carolina

Year Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
National Average
(Trillion Btu)
2009 546.7 560.4
2008 624.4 613.3
2007 643.3 636.5
2006 679.5 635.0
2005 695.3 637.0
2004 711.4 656.0
2003 712.5 638.6
2002 724.3 640.6
2001 758.4 642.2
2000 809.4 678.9
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Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/states/sep_use/ind/use_ind_nc.html


Top Industries in North 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)
325 Chemical Manufacturing 35,596 42,687 $2,041,318 $984,623 $18,814,801 $1,074,970 $24,718,778 $43,652,197
311 Food Manufacturing 53,690 91,405 $1,703,341 $1,255,062 $11,475,814 $379,882 $8,486,185 $19,935,071
326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 28,632 41,325 $1,150,594 $712,871 $4,239,558 $302,883 $3,757,479 $8,117,298
333 Machinery Manufacturing 29,562 34,810 $1,281,141 $659,386 $4,907,054 $292,936 $4,222,775 $9,147,997
336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 23,964 32,304 $1,158,945 $744,634 $7,011,109 $190,911 $3,141,985 $10,252,088
322 Paper Manufacturing 15,319 25,793 $736,421 $529,500 $3,625,546 $181,377 $2,416,473 $6,043,155
334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 15,918 17,508 $900,764 $375,341 $3,892,074 $179,113 $4,752,793 $8,552,044
339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing 15,408 18,344 $644,427 $351,105 $1,721,846 $163,821 $2,309,341 $4,057,694
312 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing 8,488 11,127 $499,753 $293,689 $3,878,095 $159,762 $11,619,504 $15,503,995
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 33,898 50,265 $1,455,244 $871,501 $3,889,143 $143,192 $4,362,095 $8,326,941
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 NC:
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2010/states/NC.html

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's Policy Database for North Carolina:
http://www.aceee.org/sector/state-policy/north-carolina