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Across the Board

When East Perry Lumber started more than 70 years ago, the process of carving timber into lumber boards was rooted in constancy. Since then, technology has evolved. A lot.

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Savings Guide

A December 2016 blaze that nearly engulfed an insulation manufacturing plant in Missouri instead inspired improvements boosting employee morale and trimming energy costs – with help from the local electric co-op.

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Brighter Business

When Talbert Manufacturing officials pondered ways to update their northern Indiana facilities, they contacted their local energy provider, Jasper County REMC. The local electricity co-op shed light on energy efficiency upgrades that could save money – and offered rebates once they happened.

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Fresh Air

Mascot Truck Parts needs compressed air to function. Without it, business screeches to a halt. When the company opened its Plainfield, Ind., doors in 2015, it used two 75-horsepower air compressors that had been in storage at another site in Canada. Yet it wasn’t long before they showed their age – and cost the company in high energy use.

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