MAGNET and ME3 Move Material Manufacturer Towards Saving Money

MAGNET is proud to partner with The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)’s Materials + Economy + Energy + Environment (ME3) program to provide “lean and green” technical services to local manufacturers. Recently, these joint services gave extensive help to Momentive Performance Materials’ Willoughby location, a quartz and ceramic material manufacturing plant.

MAGNET conducted an efficiency review at the Willoughby plant in early 2014 to reduce the plant’s energy consumption and maintenance costs. From this review, Momentive identified improvements in lighting efficiency and water consumption that could result in $50,000 in savings. Additionally, a waste stream mapping (WSM) exercise showed other potential savings of $50,000 by using the 4 R’s (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) at the plant.

As these money saving methods have been implemented, a case study titled “ME3 Spotlight: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.” illustrates the glowing results in Momentive’s Willoughby and Newark, OH facilities.

You can also read about the ME3 program’s impact upon 14 Ohio manufacturing facilities, saving a combined projected total of more than $800,000 in costs for local businesses.

Though ME3 concluded this past April, MAGNET is available year-round to provide the same consultations that helped Momentive increase efficiency and savings. For more on MAGNET’s sustainability consulting services and how our Growth Advisors can help you turn waste into profit, contact Linda Barita at linda.barita@magnetwork.org or at 216.391.7766.

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