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Van Meter to Host THINKeNERGY aG Breakfast

Posted February 05, 2013 in Community Web Exclusives, Greene County, Web Exclusives

CARROLL, IOWA – February 5, 2013 – Van Meter Inc. will host a ThinkENERGY Ag Breakfast in Carroll, Iowa, on Friday, March 8, 2013, for area farmers and agri-business professionals interested in downsizing their operating costs through energy savings.

Attendees will enjoy a hot breakfast, presentations and discussion on energy solutions for the farm – everything from motors, pumps and drives to lighting, insulation, ventilation, and solar/wind power.

Energy is an indispensable ingredient for every successful farm. It is used to heat, cool, plant, harvest, clean, and perform a wide variety of tasks. The US Department of Agriculture reports that on average 6-9 percent of farm expenses are directly related to energy.

“Utility spend reductions, even the most modest ones, can significantly improve a farm’s performance and profitability,” said Karmen Wilhelm, Director of Energy Services and Solutions at Van Meter.

The ThinkENERGY Ag Breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at the Santa Maria Vineyard and Winery (218 W 6th St., Carroll, Iowa). There is no cost to attend; however, space is limited and advance registration is required. To reserve your seat, call 319-398-4671 or send email to by March 1.

“We’re delighted to bring this event to Western Iowa,” concluded Wilhelm. ““Investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, as well as taking advantage of tax incentives, utility rebates and grants for energy-saving projects, can help make every budget dollar go as far as possible.”

Van Meter is a 100 percent employee-owned distributor of electrical, automation, lighting, data comm, clean energy utility, and power transmission supplies, services, and solutions. Headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the company has 12 locations throughout the state in Burlington, Carroll, Cedar Rapids, Clive, Davenport, Des Moines, Iowa City, Keokuk, Muscatine, Ottumwa, Sioux City and Waterloo.

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