RMI Energy Efficiency & Air Ventilation Programs for Maryland Manufacturers

The Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI) has partnered with the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) to bring two valuable, no-cost programs to Maryland manufacturers: ENERGY EDGE and the Manufacturing Disruption Mitigation Assistance Program.

Contact Daki Venetoulis, Energy Program Manager for more information:

email daki@rmiofmaryland.com
or call 410-941-9042

The ENERGY EDGE program is limited to Maryland manufacturers in the PEPCO and Delmarva Power service areas and helps manufacturers identify energy efficiency upgrades to reduce energy consumption and expenditures and secondly, gain access to resources to reduce expenditures and to funding to make the upgrades.

The Manufacturing Disruption Mitigation Assistance Program (MDMAP) is available to manufacturers across the state of Maryland. MDMAP is aimed at helping manufacturers reduce the risk of business disruption from COVID-19 by identifying ways to improve air flow, filtration and ventilation at their facilities.

Both programs include onsite audits from RMI’s energy engineers at no cost to participating manufacturers. From the audits, the engineers provide a report on their findings with recommendations for upgrades, modifications and/or improvements to maximize results (e.g., energy efficiency, cost savings, reduction of risk of business disruption from COVID-19).


What Manufacturers Say About the ENERGY EDGE Program

Freeburger, Vice President of Manufacturing,  Holmatro USA

“Within nine months of RMI auditing of our facility, we reduced our energy demands by approximately 1,500 Kwh per working day with an annual savings of approximately $40,000.”

Luke Chow, President, Prime Manufacturing

“I don’t have the time to focus on energy, but RMI helped me apply for the utility rebates to upgrade my old inefficient lighting to LEDs. Now I’m going to save 50% off my lighting bill.”

Blankman, Sustainable Manufacturing Manager, McCormick & Company –

“RMI provided thorough air leak detection and combined with other air reduction initiatives of our Packaging facility we identified 1.5 million kWh worth of energy reduction opportunities,” he said.

Additional Testimonial:
“I’ll admit, when I heard about the RMI Energy Program I thought it was too good to be true,” Scott Wiley, President of Jessup, Maryland defense contractor Products Support, Inc. (PSI) recalled. Despite Wiley’s skepticism, PSI joined the program in 2015. “We saved 30% off our energy bill just through from the Green Team that RMI helped us establish,” said Wiley. “Additionally, RMI helped us realize $222,000 in energy savings over a two-year period with a $73,000 C&I grant from the MEA, coupled together with $51,000 in electric utility rebates and $98,000 in reduced energy costs from an electric supply rate decrease along with reduced electricity usage resulting from the upgrades we made to our HVAC system, air compressors, and lighting. The program actually worked out very well,” Wiley added. “I couldn’t be happier.”

List of Past/Current RMI ENERGY EDGE Program Participants

American Yeast Corp

Amick Farm Hatchery

Automated Coatings

Applied Biomimetics, Inc.


Berry Plastics

Beynon Sports Surfaces

Blind Industries & Services of Maryland

Capital Meat Company


Champions Oncology

Chesapeake Specialty Products

Cloverland Farms Dairy


Crystal Steel Fabricators

Danko Arlington

DAP Products

D.S. Smith

Eastman Chemical

Eight O’clock Coffee

Ellicott Dredges

Emergent Biosolutions

Frito Lay

GM Baltimore Operations

Green Bay Packaging



Hamilton Associates

Holmatro USA

IDT Biologika

Innovative Cellular Therapies

JM Huber

Jubilant Cadista

Kelley Foods

K&L Microwave

Maritime Applied Physics Corp

Marlin Steel Wire

Maryland Plastics

Maryland Thermoform


MD-VA Milk Producers

McCormick & Co




M&M Refrigeration

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Norwood Marble

Orbital ATK/Northrop Grumman

Plymouth Tube


Prime Manufacturing

Pritchard Brown, LLC

Products Support, Inc

Protenergy Natural Foods

PRS Guitars

Quality Biological

Rise Therapeutics

Ross Machine Company

Smiths Detection

T.W. Perry


Terumo Medical

Textron Systems

Thorlabs Quantum Electronics

Thymly Products, Inc.


Titan Steel

Toroid Corporation

Trinity Sterile

Tri State Envelope

Tulkoff Food Products


United Therapeutics

US Gypsum

Viela Bio

Williams & Heintz Map Corp

W.L. Gore

W.R. Grace

Zentech Manufacturing

Zodiac MilPro

For more information, contact Stacey Smith, Director of Outreach & Events for Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland, at stacey@rmiofmaryland.com.