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Advanced Manufacturing Office Activities in Arkansas


Mapped AMO State Activities

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

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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.

  • No project award for this state

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 Arkansas's active and complete partner projects:

There are no R&D Projects and Successes in this state.

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 Arkansas:

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

Potlatch Corporation - APPD
Arkansas City, AR

Nucor-Yamato Steel Company
Armorel, AR

Kraft Foods†- Bentonville
Bentonville, AR

Superior Industries Int'l Inc.†- Fayetteville Casting & Chrome Plants
Fayetteville, AR

Owens Corning - Ft. Smith
Fort Smith, AR

Frito Lay Incorporated - Jonesboro
Jonesboro, AR

3M - Little Rock
Little Rock, AR
Albemarle Corporation
Magnolia, AR

Albemarle Corporation
Magnolia, AR

Albemarle Corporation - Magnolia West Plant
Magnolia, AR

Green Bay Packaging Inc.†- Arkansas Kraft
Morrilton, AR

Green Bay Packaging Inc.†- Arkansas Kraft
Morrilton, AR

Viskase Company - Osceola
Osceola, AR

Cloyes Gear and Products, Inc. - Paris Plant
Paris, AR
Hackney Ladish, Inc. - Russellville
Russellville, AR

Cargill Value Added Meats - Springdale
Springdale, AR

Cloyes Gear and Products, Inc. - Subiaco Plant
Subiaco, AR

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company - Texarkana
Texarkana, AR

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 Arkansas 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

Algonquin Industries
Osceola, AR

Apex Tool Group
Springdale, AR

Bryce Co.
Searcy, AR

CamFil Farr
Jonesboro, AR

El Dorado, AR

Columbia Forest Products
Trumann, AR

Delta Natural Kraft
White Hall, AR

Eaton Corporation
Searcy, AR

Fort Smith, AR
Malvern, AR

General Dynamics Armament
Hampton, AR

Hytrol Conveyor
Jonesboro, AR

Kraft Planters Company
Fort Smith, AR

Pocahontas, AR

Maumelle, AR

Pratt and Whitney
Springdale, AR

Qual Serv
Fort Smith, AR

Rockline Industries
Booneville, AR
Harrison, AR

Conway, AR

Sea Ark
Wilmar, AR

Tire Bladder
Little Rock, AR

Hot Springs National Park, AR

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 Arkansas'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 Arkansas

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 Arkansas:

Alcoa World Alumina: Plant-Wide Assessment at Arkansas Operations Reveals More than $900,000 in Potential Annual Savings
Alcoa Inc.
Bauxite, AR
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Georgia-Pacific: Crossett Mill Identifies Heat Recovery Projects and Operational Improvements that May Save $9.6 Million Annually
Crossett, AR

Improving the Efficiency of Tube Drawing Bench (Greenville Tube Company)
Greenville Tube Company
Clarksville, AR

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.

Oklahoma State University (University of Arkansas Affiliate)
Director: Darin Nutter, Ph.D, P.E.
Phone: (479) 575-4503
Fax: (479) 575-6982
Email: dnutter@uark.edu
Web Site: http://comp.uark.edu/~dnutter/research.html#UA-IAC

Oklahoma State University
Director: Dr. William Kolarik
Phone: (405) 744-5042
Fax: (405) 744-6187
Email: kolarik@okstate.edu
Web Site: http://www.okstate.edu/iac/

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEPs) in Arkansas

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.

Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions
Project Manager: Scotty McKnight
Phone: (479) 651-5439
Fax: (479) 996-4114
Email: smcknight@ams.arcoxmail.com
Web Site: http://www.mfgsolutions.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 Arkansas.

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)

Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Energy Office
Chris Benson
Energy Office Director
One State Capitol Mall
Suite 4B-215
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 682-8065
Fax: (501) 682-2703
Email: cbenson@arkansasedc.com
Web Site: http://arkansasenergy.org/


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About Arkansas Industry

Arkansas has a total of 2.9 million residents and ranks 34th in the nation in terms of GDP, which is $91.8 billion. In 2009, Arkansas ranked 25th in the nationís industrial energy consumption at 372.5 trillion Btu and 24th in the nationís industrial natural gas consumption at 83.1 trillion Btu.

Arkansasís leading industries (by total value of shipments) include Food Manufacturing, Paper Manufacturing, and Transportation Equipment 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

Arkansas At a Glance

State Information (1)
2010 Population (Million) 2.9
2010 GDP (Billion) $91.8
GDP Rank 34
Energy Statistics (2) Source PDF for Energy Statistics
Total Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 1,054.8
Total Industrial Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 372.5
Total Industrial Energy Consumption Rank 25
Total Industrial GDP 2009 (Thousand) $22,096,000.0
Industrial Energy Intensity (Btu/GDP) 16,858.0
Industrial Energy Intensity Rank 13
Total Industrial Electricity Use 2009 (Trillion Btu)* 155.8
Total Industrial Electricity Use Rank 24
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use 2009 (Trillion Btu) 83.1
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use Rank 24
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* Total industrial electricity use reflects industrial retail electricity sales and electrical system energy losses.

Total Industrial Energy Consumption Statistics in Arkansas

Year Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
National Average
(Trillion Btu)
2009 372.5 560.4
2008 422.6 613.3
2007 463.1 636.5
2006 468.8 635.0
2005 455.3 637.0
2004 464.4 656.0
2003 469.7 638.6
2002 476.6 640.6
2001 466.5 642.2
2000 504.8 678.9
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Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/states/sep_use/ind/use_ind_ar.html

Top Industries in Arkansas

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 44,494 75,354 $1,295,393 $1,019,635 $10,254,877 $306,582 $5,089,113 $15,157,067
322 Paper Manufacturing 8,413 14,747 $449,066 $345,836 $2,233,620 $92,259 $2,374,911 $4,640,680
336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 12,261 18,550 $520,583 $350,772 $2,806,102 $60,707 $1,061,854 $4,247,877
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 12,825 18,995 $541,399 $349,397 $1,620,346 $79,362 $2,129,621 $3,818,020
331 Primary Metal Manufacturing 6,683 10,398 $323,078 $245,875 $2,798,775 Data Not Available $689,206 $3,507,039
333 Machinery Manufacturing 11,376 15,447 $446,334 $242,418 $1,411,806 $84,242 $1,298,806 $2,712,007
326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 10,379 17,258 $408,533 $291,161 $1,336,649 $91,690 $1,223,676 $2,579,182
335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing 8,606 12,581 $324,870 $224,426 $1,115,851 $49,054 $965,872 $2,191,591
325 Chemical Manufacturing 4,131 4,873 $179,884 Data Not Available $1,097,267 $116,205 $958,175 $2,169,192
321 Wood Product Manufacturing 9,478 15,738 $323,019 $243,565 $1,153,642 $41,819 $711,659 $1,885,864
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 AR:

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