If you like big, you'll love our next meeting. We look forward to seeing you at Rexnord Falk on Wednesday October 30th. Rexnord Falk is a big player in the gear and coupling market, and they have a big facility with big time production capabilities and really big energy demands. Rexnord has a very active Energy Team at the Falk plant, consisting of operations and facilities management, Corporate Energy Management, reps from We Energies and Focus on Energy, and reps from key energy-related contractors.
Their presentation will give an overview of what they produce and what challenges they face, and then go into the success stories of their Energy Team and the current projects underway. One particular challenge is their electric arc furnace. As one of the largest foundry arc furnaces in the country, it can melt 70 tons of steel at a time, and peaks at about 25,000 kw of draw. Their foundry annealers are also some of the largest in the country, and together they consume over $1M of natural gas each year.
Wednesday October 30
12:00-12:30 Lunch and Chapter Business
12:30-2:30 Welcome and Introduction
Overview of Falk operations and energy use – Dan Sterk, Director of Operational Services
Efforts of the Energy Team – Paul Kling, Corporate Energy Manager
The WAEE board and committee members will meet at 11:00. Anyone interested in learning more about our chapter or getting more involved is welcome to join the board at 11:00.
The meeting is free to WAEE members and $10 for non-members. The registration fee will be collected at the door.
Register at http://waee.wildapricot.org by Monday October 28 if you will be joining us for this meeting. Rexnord requires advance registration to aid with security and check in at the gate.