Founded in 1988, American Standard Circuits, Inc. (ASC) is rapidly emerging as a leading manufacturer of advanced printed circuit board (PCB) solutions worldwide. ASC makes flex, rigid-flex, RF/microwave, and metal-backed PCBs for a variety of end markets, and specializes in manufacturing all of its technologies in a time-critical environment. Their West Chicago facility is capable of achieving single-day turnaround times. ASC has state-of-the-art process control systems and certifications, including ISO 9001:2008 and military certification (MIL 31032), and has rigorous quality control measures in place. ASC's overall goals were to reduce process waste and to determine cost-saving and efficiency opportunities for their energy-intensive equipment. ASC utilized Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's (ISTC) technical assistance staff to facilitate a team based E3 (Economy, Energy, and Environment) assessment - three key areas in which ASC's executive team was looking to drive efficiencies.
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