OIT Times: Industrial Assessment Centers: Big Help for Small Companies
September 23, 2000
OIT Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) program provide no cost energy, waste and productivity assessments for small to mid-sized manufacturing plants. To support the BestPractices plant-wide approach, university-based IAC teams conduct one-day site visits to assess manufacturerscurrent energy-management practices and recommend actions to help maximize energy efficiency, reduce waste and improve productivity within the plant. Within 60 days of the plant assessment, the team sends a report detailing its analysis, findings, and recommendations. On average, recommended actions from an assessment result in annual cost savings of approximately $55,000. IAC assessment teams also are able to introduce firms being assessed to OIT full range of available technology and assistance products and services. To determine your plant's eligibility and to learn more about the IAC program, visit www.oit.doe.gov/iac/.