Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company”s EMD business unit, located in Cheswick, PA, was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to support its efforts to become ISO 50001 certified for excellence in energy management.

EMD applied for a grant through a new DOE-sponsored program called the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program, which is administered through Pennsylvania State University. In May, EMD was selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Superior Energy Performance Demonstration project.

As a participant, EMD will receive training and other support to implement an energy management program that conforms to ISO 50001. Certification and assessment to the ISO standard will take approximately 18 months to achieve. To date, only 35 companies in the nation have been selected to participate in the certification program.

“We are honored to be selected as a member of this elite group and look forward to applying energy management best practices throughout all of our businesses,” said Greg Hempfling, senior VP & GM of the Electro-Mechanical Systems Division of Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company.