Press Release

Women in Manufacturing selects APPI Energy as first affinity partner

April 30, 2014

Kathy Kiernan, Senior Vice President
APPI Energy


Powered by Precision Metalforming Association, Women in Manufacturing has endorsed APPI Energy

Salisbury, Md., April 30, 2014—Committed to the advancement of women who have chosen a career in manufacturing, the national organization, Women in Manufacturing (WiM), selected consulting firm APPI Energy as its first affinity partner. Under the partnership, APPI Energy will provide electricity and natural gas consulting services to help WiM members reduce and manage energy costs.

“Electricity and natural gas costs comprise a substantial portion of manufacturing operating budgets,” said Kathy Kiernan, Senior Vice President of APPI Energy. “In addition to negotiating supplier contracts, our team of energy experts will help WiM members become more energy efficient, enroll in Demand Response programs, and apply for energy sales tax exemption.”

APPI Energy will provide market insights and educational resources to WiM members, as well as customized cost-reduction opportunities. “WiM is closely affiliated with the Precision Metalforming Association, which has endorsed APPI Energy’s consulting services since 2003,” said Allison Grealis, WiM Executive Director. “The unbiased firm’s energy consulting program clearly adds value to association membership by helping members make smarter energy decisions.” WiM members can take advantage of their membership benefit program by contacting APPI Energy at 800-520-6685.

About APPI Energy

Founded in 1996, APPI Energy has vetted more than 100 energy suppliers, and has approved 40 reliable suppliers across the U.S. to offer competitive pricing to customers. More than 140 chambers of commerce and trade associations have endorsed APPI Energy’s consulting program to reduce costs for members. In addition to procurement services, APPI Energy offers assistance with energy efficiency projects, Demand Response enrollment, and energy management systems.

About WiM

Women in Manufacturing is a more than 400-member-strong national organization dedicated to the attraction, retention, and advancement of women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry. Members benefit from exclusive access to regional and national programming, networking opportunities, professional development webinars, and other resources.