TE Connectivity’s Lickdale, PA Plant Recognized for Efficiency Leadership
On October 29, DOE traveled to Lickdale, Pennsylvania to recognize Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge partner TE Connectivity for its impressive advances in energy efficiency.
TE Connectivity’s Lickdale plant, which manufactures electrical connectors and contacts used primarily in household appliances, saves more than $200,000 per year in energy costs and nearly 10 billion BTUs as a result of energy-efficient improvements implemented across the facility.
Attendees had the opportunity to tour the plant’s energy-efficient features, including upgraded air compressors, optimized air demands, stamping machine, and more. These improvements have reduced TE Connectivity’s compressed air energy costs by 11% while increasing equipment reliability and worker safety.
In addition to Lickdale’s significant energy cost savings, the 254,000-square-foot plant has cut its number of necessary compressors in half, allowing it to keep several back-up compressors to reduce rental and maintenance costs.
TE Connectivity first joined the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge in 2009 and met its initial energy reduction goal in 2013. The company then set another goal of reducing energy intensity by 25% by 2022, which it met this past year. The manufacturer has committed 66 U.S.-based facilities, including its Lickdale plant, to the Better Plants program.
Read more about TE Connectivity’s commitment to sustainability here. Plus, check out pictures from the tour below. From left to right:
- Darel Callis, VP of Operations, Communications Solutions Segment at TE Connectivity, welcomes attendees to the Lickdale plant
- Eric Shenk, Operations Manager at TE Connectivity's Lickdale plant, guides tour attendees through the plant
- Tony Burkett, Maintenance Manager at TE Connectivity's Lickdale plant, discusses TE Connectivity's optimized air demands
- TE Connectivity's Lickdale plant's Maintence Manager, Tonky Burkett, sharing efficiency tools used in energy treasure hunts
- Maria Vargas, Director of the Better Buildings Initiative, Darel Callis, VP of Operations, Communications Solutions Segment at TE Connectivity, and Eric Shenk, Operations Manager at TE Connectivity's Lickdale plant, examine TE Connectivity's injection molding machine
- Tony Burkett, Maintenance Manager at TE Connectivity's Lickdale plant, showcasing the plant's stamping press