WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a total of $9,444,330 in advanced manufacturing grant funds to four Ohio businesses and institutions. The projects will center on innovations for manufacturing advanced materials, lowering thermal budget processes to increase industrial efficiency and productivity, and creating flexible and efficient facilities and energy systems. The four awards announced in Ohio are:
- $1,004,090 to Paragon Robotics LLC. in Bedford Heights for creating connected, flexible, and efficient manufacturing facilities and energy systems
- $4,000,000 to the Eaton Corporation in Cleveland for creating connected, flexible, and efficient manufacturing facilities and energy systems
- $3,940,240 to Edison Welding Institute Inc. (EWI) in Columbus for innovative manufacturing of advanced materials
- $500,0000 to Wright State University in Dayton for innovative manufacturing of advanced materials
“Ohio companies are leading the way on industrial energy efficiency,” said Brown. “These federal funds will allow us to continue to invest in cutting edge energy technology, so that we’re creating local jobs and improving our economy in a responsible and sustainable way, while developing the next generation of innovative technology.”
The DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) supports research and development projects, research and development consortia, and early-stage technical partnerships with national laboratories, companies, state and local governments, and universities through competitive, merit-reviewed funding opportunities designed to investigate new manufacturing technologies.