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DETROIT EDISON PARTICIPATES IN NEW PROJECT TO HELP MICHIGAN RETAIN JOBS

 DETROIT, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- To help Michigan retain jobs, Detroit Edison (NYSE: DTE) will provide technical and financial assistance to help the metal fabricating industry reduce energy use, minimize waste and improve productivity and their ability to compete.
 The utility will join the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) in Ann Arbor and the Cleveland Advanced Manufacturing Program (CAMP) to provide an energy and environmental technology assessment for 10 local companies.
 The innovative "Technology Reinvestment Project" is part of a three- year, $6-million nationwide program which also involves the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories and the Northeast-Midwest Institute.
 "Detroit Edison is committed to the support of this unique partnership among technology centers, state and federal officials, industry groups and utilities," said Richard L. Hall, director of Detroit Edison's Marketing and Sales Planning.
 "It proises to facilitate transfer from the research laboratory to the commercial marketplace, new technologies that will help firms in Southeastern Michigan and elsewhere in the Midwest enhance efficiency and productivity, and thereby become more competitive," Hall said.
 The ITI and the CAMP will deveop an integrated assessment for producers of screw machine products, metal forgers and stampers, and coating, engraving and electroplating manufacturers.
 Detroit Edison will identify companies in southeastern Michigan that would most likely benefit from the assessment, help pay for the assessment and also provide financial incentives for cost-effective energy efficiency investments, according to Hall.
 Hall discussed the project at a Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition Manufacturing Task Force forum on technology transfer issues. The forum, held Jan. 10 at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, included testimony by industry and research experts on the best means to transfer technology innovations quickly from the lab to the shop floor.
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 /CONTACT: Vanessa Waters, 313-237-7255, or Lorie N. Kessler, 313-237-8807, both of Detroit Edison/
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