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Mid-Atlantic Industrial Assessment Center
The University of Delaware’s Industrial Assessment Center (UD-IAC) is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to assist small and mid-sized manufacturers. The Center’s goals are to help these manufacturers:
- Save money
- Use less energy
- Reduce pollution and waste
- Increase productivity
The UD-IAC serves an area that includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, southern New Jersey, southeastern Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, and the Virginia eastern shore.
The UD-IAC provides energy, waste, and productivity assessments at no charge to small and mid-sized manufacturers. Assessments help plants maximize energy efficiency, reduce waste, and improve productivity. On average, recommended actions from an assessment result in annual cost savings of $55,000. The assessments are performed by a team of engineering faculty and students. Our team conducts a one-day site visit to collect information. Within 60 days, a report detailing the analysis, findings, and recommendations, is sent to the client. In six to nine months, follow-up phone calls are placed to the plant manager to determine how the assessment information was used.
Qualifying for an Assessment
To qualify for an assessment, a company must meet the following criteria:
- Small and mid-sized manufacturing plants in SIC Codes 20-39 are eligible
- Gross annual sales below $100 million for the site under consideration
- Fewer than 500 employees at the site
- Combined annual utility bills more than $100,000 and less than $2 million
- No in-house professional staff to perform the assessment
- Some limitations do apply on assessments performed at multiple facilities with the same corporate entity
- Manufacturers receive objective information to help make your plant cleaner, more productive, and more energy-efficient
- Engineering students receive hands-on industrial experience
- Universities build valuable local industry relationships to maintain a practical focus in their engineering curriculum
- Manufacturers can assess the latest technologies and practices
University of Delaware
Mid-Atlantic Industrial Assessment Center
209 Evans Hall, Newark, DE 19716-3130 • Ph: (302) 831-0590 • FAX: (302) 831-4316
Prof. Keith Goossen, Director email@example.com
Mr. Ralph Nigro, PE, Asst. Director firstname.lastname@example.org
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