"On behalf of the Timken Corporation’s Mascot, Tennessee operations team, we greatly appreciate the service provided by the Tennessee Tech Center for Manufacturing Research and the entire team that participated in the Energy Assessment. I have performed a cursory review of the report and will be excited to share with the leadership team. Going forward, we will use the assessment as our guide to help drive down costs associated with energy waste streams and practices.
I welcome the thought of a return visit by the IAC in the future to perform another assessment not only to monitor how we are doing, but to provide a platform for other students to further their education while gaining valuable hands-on experience. Please reach out to any of us when that opportunity arises.
- Source: Richard (Dick) Moisan, Timken, 06/15/2021
"I wanted to send a quick note as appreciation for the excellent assessment that TTU performed under your leadership. The level of professionalism and willingness that your group demonstrated during the past few months was outstanding.
Our company is pleased with the results of the assessment and for the recommendations to improve our energy consumption. It will help our site to achieve targeted cost savings and energy conservation KPI’s. This assessment will be used as a reference to implement similar studies in our sister sites within North America region.
Please extend my recognition to the students that participated, they were very professional and supportive."
- Source: Mario Aguilera, Technology Development Sr. Manager, Schott Gemtron, 07/13/2021
"It was a pleasure working with the students during the inspection. Their interest and energy were most appreciated. I have hope for the next generation of Tech engineers."
- Source: Don Haynes, Environmental Manager, Florim USA, 10/08/2020
"This communication is to express our appreciation for making us aware of the assessment help available from the US Department of Energy through your group at the University of Memphis. The free services you provided yielded some great recommendations. Some of these we’ve already working on, some we can enact now, and others we will continue to look at to take advantage. The information provided in the study presented was very informative and was supported well with the data collected and analyzed by your team. While we understand there are thing we must improve to reduce energy cost, it was exciting to hear we are currently in the “Gold Standard” area regarding the air loss/leak portion of the study.
Again, we appreciate the time and effort it took for your team to collect, compile and present such a thorough study that will be a benefit to us in our efforts to reduce energy usage."
- Source: 06/11/2020
"The energy assessment went very well. Thank you, to all of you, for your time and attention to detail. The team has already been generating some great ideas, for savings opportunities. This was a great hands-on experience, and it was also a networking opportunity, as we offer internships... We are definitely interested in a Cybersecurity assessment! ... Thank you, Michelle, for your helping coordinate both assessments. We are so excited to partner with you!"
- Source: Jennifer Stockman, HSE Specialist, Mann + Hummel, 02/06/2019
"On behalf of Bridgestone Warren County, thank you so much for the work the Tennessee Tech Industrial Assessment Center did at our facility to identify ways for us to reduce our energy costs. The team was very professional, and it was terrific to get some new perspectives on our processes, with some great ideas! We were happy to be part of getting the students in your program exposed to Industry applications as part of their education. Please pass our gratitude on to everyone involved in the assessment."
- Source: Tamara Martensen, Plant Manager, Bridgestone, 12/07/2018
I had very high expectations for this event...they were blown away and were exceeded on the upside in all aspects of this exercise.
Thank you and your team for the outstanding work you performed on our behalf. We look forward to receiving your formal report and recommendations as soon as it is completed. ... I am forwarding the D.O.E./IAC program information to our two plants in Dayton and Springfield TN, along with a recommendation that they request the Tennessee Tech team for their site visit.
Thanks again for your outstanding work and we look forward to your recommendations! Please forward our high praise to the rest of your team."
- Source: John Mahan, CI Specialist, International Automotive Componenets, 06/03/2016
"Energy Assessment Team,
I wanted to take a few moments to thank you all for the opportunity to work with you on the energy assessment at our Clinton, TN plant. The managers and employees here were very impressed with the way your team carried out their assignments. I look forward to seeing how all the data comes out and to using your recommendations as a roadmap to future energy savings."
- Source: John Humler, Maintenance & Tooling Manager, Nelson Global Products, 01/13/2016
"â€œThe benefits we felt by working together with Tennessee Techâ€™s IAC group have been substantial. Dr. Glenn Cunningham and his team of graduate and undergraduate students brought an opportunistic attitude to our energy assessment, worked in a highly professional manner at all times and delivered a thorough analysis of our current condition, how we could improve and the potential cost savings from implementing their recommendations. We strongly encourage any eligible manufacturing site to take advantage of this program.â€ "
- Source: Kyle Corbin, EHS Manager, ABC Inoac, 06/11/2015
""They [the team] did an amazing job yesterday. I'm very excited about the possibilities of their analysis.""
- Source: Gavin Mabe, Clayton Homes, 03/13/2015
""I just wanted to note that, that the 10th recommendation, we added 57 total occupancy sensors throughout the plant. The assessment team initially recommended 15 in our warehouse and the project was such a success we added 57 total throughout the plant.""
- Source: Dustin Wallace, Environmental & VPS Coordinator, Volvo Penta, 10/02/2015
"The work you guys helped us with has paid off. Thank you very much. I look forward to working with you guys in our new plant in the near future."
- Source: Chuck Moore, Maintenance Manager, Ficosa, 08/26/2015
""Just to let you know, the Giles facility and our Manufacturing Operations President loved the report. They are excited and are already implementing some of the recommendations and we've forwarded the report to all our Facility General Managers for them to evaluate their own facilities.""
- Source: Gavin Mabe, Engineer, Giles Industries, 07/10/2014
""I reviewed your report with our Board on Friday. They were sufficiently impressed that we would like to engage with IAC at our Monticello AR and Anderson SC plants. Thank you so much for the good work!""
- Source: George McCabe, Board of Directors, Drew Foam, 07/28/2014
"I just want to express my sincere appreciation to you and your team that worked so diligently in our facility this week. I am really pleased with the progress and the recommendations that were proposed. As you saw, we have many opportunities to enhance our energy conservation efforts and we are indebted to your team for bringing those to the forefront for us. The students were really engaged in the process and their presentations supported such. Again, thank you for your efforts and we look forward to continuing our relationship in the future. Please donâ€™t hesitate to contact us if you ever need assistance."
- Source: David Whitworth, Plant Manager, 03/13/2014
"Thanks MIchelle and team.
This was a great audit, especially given the small amount of time allotted. I believe it was beneficial to everyone involved.
I am hopeful that we can move forward with some of the recommendations and get some savings in the near future.
- Source: Mark Rogers, Engineer - Corporate Energy & Reliability, Shaw Industries Group, 03/20/2014
""You guys did an awesome job and I was totally impressed with the energy team." - Tim Brown
"I want to thank you again for the effort you and your team displayed yesterday at our facility. It is refreshing to see young minds at work and eager to please. They did an outstanding job and were complimented in our 8:00 am production meeting. I have already began the process to complete the Manufacturing Tax Exempt form for Piedmont Natural Gas Company. I am looking forward to your official report from your assessment team. Please send a compliment to your team from me. Thanks again.""
- Source: Tim Brown, Engineering Leader, 03/11/2014
"Quote from client "Please tell your group that their visit was a very successful one. It gave us the information needed to acquire some capital money to help fund the lighting program we have in place now. We are more aware of our compressed air system and have an air conditioning replacement schedule.""
- Source: Chris Cantrell, Facilities Maintenance, 02/07/2014
"- We just finished our lighting project in the plant. What a difference. More light, less kWh and a rebate from TVA. win, win, win. Professor Cunningham's team did a study in our facility which has been very beneficial. Thank you sir."
- Source: Michael Jackson, Engineer, Thomas and Betts, 02/28/2013