Welcome to the Sustainable Manufacturer Network

The Sustainable Manufacturer Network (SMN) is a professional organization of individual members working together to drive the transition toward environmentally friendly manufacturing. SMN offers discounts on conferences, workshops, and webinars; helpful event announcements and topical discussions; as well as access to sustainability resources.

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Fabricators & Manufacturers Association to move headquarters to Elgin, Ill.

| Uncategorized

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the organization behind the Sustainable Manufacturer Network (SMN), announced plans today to move its headquarters office and operations from Rockford, Ill., to Elgin, Ill. The relocation will offer greater access and convenience for FMA members, suppliers and other industry stakeholders, particularly those located in … Continue reading

Integral Technologies demonstrates prototype bipolar plate battery

| Renewable Energy

Integral Technologies Inc., Canton, Mich., a wholly owned subsidiary of ElectriPlast Corp., has demonstrated a prototype 12-V lead acid bipolar battery with Electriplast plates. Continue reading

General Electric launches GE Renewable Energy

| Renewable Energy

Following its acquisition of Alstom’s power and grid business, General Electric has launched GE Renewable Energy for wind power and turbine manufacturing. Continue reading

Texas power prices drop after record wind output

| Renewable Energy

Texas recently experienced a 23 percent drop in on-peak power prices in the Dallas area after record wind output. Continue reading

The Bachelor Chris Soules fronts ad campaign in support of ethanol

| Renewable Energy

Washington, D.C.-based Growth Energy—an organization that represents the producers and supporters of ethanol—along with Chris Soules—Iowa farmer and star of “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars”—have announced a new television ad emphasizing the economic and environmental benefits of ethanol. Continue reading