The greatest measure of our team’s success is the success and business growth our clients see as a result of implementing our solutions. When we help a Pennsylvania company succeed, we create revenue and jobs which, in turn, helps all of Pennsylvania. Please enjoy these examples of our team helping clients more effectively manage their energy and technical resources, creating unique real-world opportunities for student engagement, and benefiting Pennsylvania in a number of measurable ways.
PennTAP helps York wallpaper company upgrade lighting, save thousands annually
Thanks to PennTAP’s support, York Wallcoverings was awarded a USDA REAP grant totaling $68,503. The LED upgrades completed will lead to annual energy savings of $14,759 and 210,840 kWh of energy.
PennTAP helps Fayette County Career and Technical Institute acquire $1.5M ARC grant
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded $1.5M to Fayette County to construct a Health Sciences Workforce Development Center on the Fayette County Career and Technical Institute (FCCTI) campus. PennTAP’s Associate Director of Programming, Alanna Colvin, served as a consultant for FCCTI throughout the grant application process, facilitating introductions to key regional partners and helping them maintain a structured application procedure.
JLG completes PennTAP’s inaugural 50001 Ready cohort
Penn State’s Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP), an official Department of Energy (DOE) 50001 Ready Partner, offers U.S. based manufacturers the opportunity to participate in a free year-long PA Industrial Energy Readiness (PIER) Program, a DOE 50001 Ready Cohort. The inaugural PIER Program came to a close this year. The next cohort launches in spring 2023 – manufacturers interested in entering the program should submit an entry form or contact their regional PennTAP technical advisor.
Penn State graduate student helping PennTAP report on positive economic and environmental impact
Graduate student Aditya Krishnaswamy is complementing his supply chain and logistics-focused industrial engineering studies with a graduate assistantship at Penn State’s Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP).
PennTAP advisor identifies cost saving opportunities for sand mining company
US Silica is an industrial sand mining company with locations across the country. The staff at US Silica looked to PennTAP for cost reduction solutions in their Mapleton facility.
PennTAP graduate assistant designing educational framework to help companies reduce energy usage
Graduate student Radha Krishna Padala is working alongside senior PennTAP technical advisors to develop the educational framework that businesses will use during the PIER Program to improve their energy management and consumption.
Graduate student researching ways small businesses can adapt to environmental requirements
Penn State graduate student Amanda Enns is creating an action plan for small to medium-sized businesses to best approach ESG considerations.
FirstEnergy Foundation Grant Leads to Over $2M in Economic Benefits in PA
Over the past three years, the FirstEnergy Foundation’s grant has enabled over 300 Penn State students to benefit from engineering design projects that support PA small manufacturers and businesses, leading to over $2M in economic benefits.
Penn State’s general support funding remains flat for third consecutive year
Penn State’s 2022-23 state funding includes $2.35 million in new funding for Invent Penn State. This funding will help the University to strengthen and grow the LaunchBox and Innovation Hub Network, expand established entrepreneurship training programs with additional staffing and support services, and increase access to the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program to support more businesses.
PennTAP helps Bedford farm upgrade grain dryer
PennTAP technical advisor Alanna Colvin completed an energy assessment and provided Cedar Grove Farm a technical analysis and report for their project.