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The 2015 host intern companies and project description are listed below -
2015 Case Summaries Booklet
Create a process water map of the facility and make recommendations to reduce water usage and associated costs.
Anderson Erickson Case Summary
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
Develop strategies to reduce water use at the plant and assist with meeting corporate reduction goals.
Bridgestone Case Summary
Develop strategies to reduce water use at the plant and assist with meeting corporate reduction goals for water and natural gas.
Burke Case Summary
Conduct a waste stream analysis and initiate a comprehensive waste reduction and recycling plan.
Clysar Case Summary
Curries Division of AADG, Inc.
Reduce or eliminate wastewater discharge from the rinse stages of the plant’s component parts washers to reduce overall water use and associated purchase and disposal costs.
Curries Case Summary
Hy-Vee Distribution Center
Conduct an assessment of the refrigeration system and make recommendations to improve the overall operating efficiency.
Hy-Vee Distribution Case Case Summary
JBS USA, LLC
Conduct an assessment of the compressed air systems and make recommendations that will optimize the efficiency and reduce associated costs.
JBS Case Summary
Kum & Go
Evaluate electrical consumption in the retail stores and develop strategic solutions to reduce electrical usage and associated costs.
Kum & Go Case Summary
Osceola Food, LLC
Develop a profile of solid waste streams within the plant and implement source-reduction methodologies to minimize the volume of waste generated.
Osceola Foods Case Summary
Shearer's Foods, LLC
Conduct an analysis of the compressed air system and recommend improvements to optimize the operating efficiency and reduce air emissions.
Shearer's Foods Case Summary
Develop and implement a waste diversion plan to achieve environmental goals and conduct an assessment of the lighting system and recommend strategies to reduce energy usage through retrofits and controls.
Snap-on Case Summary
UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Reduce energy consumption through improvements to the structural and mechanical components of the facility.
UnityPoint Case Summary
Conduct a plant-wide water balance and make recommendations to optimize reduction and reuse opportunities.
Cargill Case Summary
Cargill Final Case Summary
Principal Life Insurance Company
Conduct energy audits at specified Principal Financial Group field-office locations and develop strategies to reduce energy consumption and increase sustainability practices.
Principal Case Summary
Principal Final Case Summary
Sivyer Steel Corporation
Establish a baseline of energy use and develop an implementation plan with a monitoring tool to track reductions in usage and associated costs.
Sivyer Case Summary
Sivyer Final Case Summary
West Liberty Foods, LLC
Calculate a production cost per unit of the various products and pinpoint opportunities to improve the efficiency of production lines.
West Liberty Case Summary
West Liberty Final Case Summary
Increase landfill diversion by developing reuse or recycling strategies for wood waste and improving the capture and collection of waste streams in the production lines.
Winnebago Case Summary
Winnebago Final Case Summary
Identify key contributors to the electrical load and develop strategies to reduce consumption.
Zoetis Case Summary
Zoetis Final Case Summary