Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP, Kansas City, Mo., USA) announced on June 18 that it has received one of two Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC) awards. This award further recognizes the energy reduction efforts made by the CCP Houston, Texas, plant personnel. Earlier this year CCP was the first U.S. company recommended for certification to MSE2000:2008 and to the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) Gold level status.
On May 20, at an awards ceremony held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans, Patricio Cueva, CCP Houston plant manager and Pierre Waz, plant engineer, accepted the IETC award from executive director, Jim Eggebrecht.
CCP was one of five plants that partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy's Industrial Technologies Program to participate in the U.S. Council for Energy-Efficient Manufacturing-guided Superior Energy Performance Texas Pilot Project, which tested the criteria and assessment methods for a voluntary-efficiency certification program for manufacturing plants.