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EPA Recognizes Manufacturers for Energy-Efficient Operations

Seventeen U.S. manufacturing plants were first-time winners of EPA’s Energy Star award in recognition of their energy-efficient operations that prevented some 3 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.

The plants represent six percent of cement production capacity; seven percent of wet corn milling capacity; and 23 percent of auto assembly capacity.

The U.S. manufacturing sector consumes about one-third of the energy used in the United States and contributes about 28 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

The first plants being recognized with the Energy Star award include:

Auto Assembly
The Ford Motor Company assembly plant in Chicago, Ill.
The Ford Motor Company assembly plant in St. Paul, Minn.
The Ford Motor Company assembly plant in Claycomo, Mo.
The Ford Motor Company assembly plant in Norfolk, Va.
The Nissan North America, Inc. assembly plant in Canton, Miss.
The Nissan North America, Inc. assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn.
The Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. assembly plant (NUMMI passenger) in Fremont, Calif.
The Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. assembly plant in Princeton, Ind.
The Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. assembly plant in Georgetown, Ky.

Cement
The Ash Grove Cement Company plant in Chanute, Kan.
The Ash Grove Cement Company plant in Seattle, Wash.
The California Portland Cement Company plant in Colton, Calif.
The California Portland Cement Company plant in Mojave, Calif.
The Lafarge North America plant in Calera, Ala.
The Lafarge North America plant in Sugar Creek, Mo.

Wet Corn Milling
The Penford Products Company plant in Cedar Rapids, IA
The Tate and Lyle Ingredients Americas, Inc. Sagamore plant in Lafayette, Ind.

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