2019 P2 Intern Program - 12 Week Projects

Cambrex - Charles City
Investigate sources of make-up water to the chillers and make identify potential inconsistencies to reduce water usage and associated costs, and improve water quality.

CNH Industrial America LLC - Burlington 

Prioritize and develop an implementation schedule for upgrades to improve the operating efficiency of exhaust fans and make-up air units.

JBS USA, LLC - Marshalltown
Integrate improvements to production processes to reduce contaminants entering the wastewater and increase production yields.

JBS Swift Pork Ottumwa - Ottumwa
Conduct an analysis of the compressed air system and make recommendations to optimize the overall efficiency of the system including leak detection, end use application and generation opportunities.

Rosenboom, Inc. - Spirit Lake
Recommend strategies to reduce hazardous waste generated in targeted production areas of the plant.

Smithfield Foods - Denison
Assess water usage in targeted areas of the plant and develop reduction and reuse opportunities to meet corporate water reduction goals.

Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. - Sioux City
Conduct a plant-wide water balance and identify reduction and reuse opportunities.

Stanley Engineered Fastening - Decorah
Seek out an effective alternative chemical for use in the passivation process and evaluate technologies to automate the monitoring and dosing of chemical used to maintain pH levels in the process.

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. - Storm Lake
Recommend strategies to reduce water usage in the mechanical systems and targeted process areas of the plant.

Tyson Foods Inc. Hillshire Brands - Storm Lake
Explore reuse opportunities for water from process and wastewater pretreatment areas of the plant and evaluate pollution prevention methodologies that will reduce overall water consumption and help meet corporate reduction goals.

2019 P2 Intern Program - 24 Week Projects
Cobham - Davenport
A 24-week project to seek source reduction opportunities for chemical and solid waste streams and develop a plant-wide water management plan to meet corporate reduction goals.