Montana State University announced that it will host a nationwide satellite teleconference on "Industrial Efficiency Initiative: Save Energy, Maximize Profits" on Thursday, March 9.
The information presented applies to all types of manufacturing, including food processing, which is the nation's third-largest manufacturing sector. The program is intended for anyone responsible for managing or controlling energy costs and those interested in improving productivity and profitability.
The teleconference will focus on proven management strategies as well as innovative techniques that can reduce energy costs, increase productivity and maximize profits. Representatives from companies will share how they have saved energy and reduced costs. They will include representatives from Frito Lay, Del Monte Foods, Fetzer Vineyards, J.R. Simplot Company and COGENTECH Inc. A representative of Sempra Energy Solutions also will provide an overview of U.S. energy, and participants will be able to ask questions and here replies as part of the broadcast.
The teleconference will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 127 at the Burns Telecommunications Center at MSU. The live teleconference is being produced by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Northwest Food Processors Association and the Food-Processing Industry Resource Efficiency Team. The registration fee for the conference is $60 per person or $20 for students. Same-day registration starts at 9:15 a.m., or participants can register online at http://www.nwfpa.org, by contacting NWFPA at (503) 327-2200 or contact Keri Hayes or Duane Griffith at (406) 994-3511.