Ingersoll Rand Hosts Fourth Save Energy Now LEADER Showcase
June 28, 2011
Stepping to the fore as a role model for fellow U.S. manufacturers seeking to overcome energy challenges, Ingersoll Rand, joined by the Southeast Industrial Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA), co-hosted the fourth Save Energy Now LEADER Showcase at the company's corporate headquarters in Davidson, North Carolina. The event featured presentations by energy experts, panel discussions and workshops designed to provide guidance to organizations on how to leverage internal resources to maximize industrial energy efficiency.
"We're honored to serve as host of this event and look forward to hearing best practices from other leading companies, sharing ways that Ingersoll Rand has helped its customers reduce their energy consumption, and highlighting how we have leveraged energy efficiency strategies internally" said Todd Wyman, Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Integrated Supply Chain of Ingersoll Rand. The event included more than 70 representatives from the industrial manufacturing sector, academia, and state and government agencies.
Participants at the event received an update on the resources, technologies and initiatives available through the Industrial Technologies Program as well as activities being pursued by the SEEA's Industrial Coalition program to help improve manufacturers' energy management. They also received an overview of recent research conducted by the Economist's Intelligence Unit which revealed not only the quantitative benefits of improved energy efficiency, but also the importance of having high-level corporate buy-in to successfully pursue energy efficiency projects. In one session representatives from DuPont and Toyota provided real world examples of energy efficiency in practice at their plants. In addition, the Showcase featured a tour of Ingersoll Rand's Mocksville plant, which manufactures air compressors, generators, and other energy recovery equipment.
The day's activities and discussions helped to solidify the stature of Ingersoll Rand and many of the event's other active participants, such as DuPont, Toyota, Alcoa and others, as active role models within Industry, and further advanced the goal of the Save Energy Now LEADER initiative to help American manufacturers significantly reduce the energy intensity of their operations as a path to improved competitiveness.