News Release 232

Energize Missouri forum to help industries focus on energy efficiency innovations, save energy and money

Volume 39-232 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 5, 2011 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Energy will host the Energize Missouri Industries Energy Efficiency Forum on July 19. The one-day energy efficiency workshop will be held at the Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia.

"The industrial sector is vital to Missouri's economy," said Sara Parker Pauley, Director of the Department of Natural Resources. "This sector employs and influences thousands of people in Missouri and the opportunities for energy savings are great. The industrial sector is constantly working to increase shareholder value and reduce expenses. We are very pleased to work with the U.S. Department of Energy to hold this forum."

The forum will focus on energy efficiency innovations and tools to help Missouri industrial companies save energy and money year-after-year. The forum will feature speakers from Ameren Missouri; Anheuser Busch; Covidien; Murphy Company Mechanical Contractors and Engineers; Nestle Purina; University of Missouri and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Industrial facility owners, managers, engineers and anyone interested in improving industrial energy efficiency is invited to attend the forum. Participants will learn the importance of investing in energy efficiency improvements in their facilities; tools necessary to investigate energy efficiency improvements; next steps for implementing an energy efficiency program; and the resources available to support their efforts to identify opportunities and implement solutions.

Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. at the Stoney Creek Inn, 2601 South Providence Road, Columbia. To register to attend the forum or for more information, visit or contact the Department of Natural Resources' Division of Energy at 800-361-4827 or 573-751-2254.