Manufacturers gather in Lexington to discuss energy
May 16, 2013
LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 16, 2013) — Manufacturers from across the state gathered Tuesday and Wednesday in Lexington to focus on energy issues, environmental requirements and their economic impacts.
The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) hosts the annual event to educate manufacturers “as well as call for coordinated and systematic action steps agreed upon by KAM members,” according to the group’s website.
Participants learned about changes in manufacturing and energy legislation and got tips for staying competitive in the ever-changing energy and environment landscapes. They also learned best practices from manufacturing colleagues and the economic effect of specific energy and environmental initiatives.
Along with a trade show of industry partners and suppliers, the conference offered workshops with national and state-level industry leaders, on topics such as compressed air generation and distribution, sustainability, energy storage, shale gas, energy planning, steam and hot water systems, transportation and fuel technologies and E3 opportunities.
Guest speakers discussed the future of natural gas, and the future of energy sourcing and cost in Kentucky, among other energy-related topics.
The event was sponsored by LG&E and KU, Harshaw Trane, BB&T Insurance, Hess Corp. and Steptoe & Johnson.