Top-drawer manufacturers must meet the constant challenge to modernize and improve manufacturing processes while retaining their competitive edge. So how do these companies overcome the financial barriers to implementing new environmental technologies?

This step-by-step guide reviews the options, including federal and state assistance programs, commercial loans, utility rebates, and more. The tool book describes 12 federal programs, as well as state programs for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Need a little inspiration? The book also provides case studies that track selected companies as they move through the process, from assessment to successful financing.