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 technical advisor Alanna Colvin completed an energy assessment and provided Cedar Grove Farm a technical analysis and report for their project.
Based on PennTAP’s recommendations, Kunzler was able to upgrade their compressor, saving them 307,662 kWh and $92,000 annually. PennTAP also helped Kunzler obtain a $24,000 rebate from Penelec to help offset the cost of the project.
Frost Ridge Maple Farm is the third largest maple syrup producer in Pennsylvania. The implementation of the new reverse osmosis system is expected to save 3,218 kWh per year, equivalent to $458 in savings per year.
Nickel Farm, located in Sharpsville, PA, is a small family-owned farm which raises dairy cattle for milk production and grows corn and soybeans. The farm needed an energy audit as well as assistance with a grant application to upgrade its grain dryer.
Bon Tool is a professional hand tool manufacturer and supplier in Allegheny County, PA.
While planning for process improvement projects, Bon Tool reached out to PennTAP for energy assistance.
Mission Critical Solutions (MCS) is a metal fabrication company located in Alum Bank, Pennsylvania. It is a small business that is always looking for programs to offset capital expenditures and help them grow as a company.
In fall of 2019, MCS came to PennTAP looking for recommendations on upgrading both their onsite boiler system and the lighting system in their newly acquired machine shop.