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    Beau's, Bullfrog Power Launch New Solar Project at Ottawa's Just Food Farm

  • Oct 11, 2017
    Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, and Beau's Brewing Co., based in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, are announcing the launch of a new solar project in Ottawa. The 10 kW project is being developed in partnership with Just Food, an organization working toward just and sustainable food and farming systems in the Ottawa region. A free community celebration will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, at the Just Food Farm where members of the public can learn more about, and celebrate, local good food projects.
     
    "Bullfrog Power and Beau's took an early interest in Just Food's community farm when they committed to helping us develop our own solar project," said Moe Garahan, Executive Director, Just Food. "Thanks to this very generous support, we were able to partner with a range of funding partners to do even more to strengthen Just Food's mission of working towards vibrant, just and sustainable food and farming systems in the Ottawa region."

    As a result of its customers' support, Bullfrog Power is able to contribute to this project through its community renewable projects program. The company works with communities from coast to coast to coast to provide critical early-stage funding for green energy projects—such as solar panels on schools and community centres and renewable projects with Indigenous communities. Beau's Brewing Co., a long-time supporter of Just Food and a bullfrogpowered business since 2014, is committed to advancing local renewable energy projects that can make change in their communities. Together, Bullfrog Power and Beau's helped to finance the solar installation and assist Just Food in its goal to educate on and promote sustainable agriculture in Eastern Ontario.

    "I believe that beer tastes better when you feel good about drinking it. I'm proud that our independent, employee owned brewery is able to support Just Food, an amazing, dynamic and important organization in our local community," said Steve Beauchesne, CEO of Beau's Brewing Co.

    "Beau's is a true game changer—being one of the first companies in Canada to directly address  their energy-related emissions footprint with all three of Bullfrog Power's green energy offerings: green electricity, green natural gas and green fuel," said Ron Seftel, CEO, Bullfrog Power. "We're excited to be a part of this unique collaboration, where an innovative local business that champions green energy is also helping a local non-profit develop their own new renewable energy generation."

    To launch the newly renovated Just Food Farm and the new solar project, a community celebration event will be held at the Just Food Farm location (2389 Pepin Court, Ottawa, ON) from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017. This free event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend, rain or shine.

    About Bullfrog Power
    Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, offers renewable energy solutions that enable individuals and businesses to reduce their environmental impact, support the development of green energy projects in Canada and help create a cleaner, healthier world. As a Certified B Corporation, Bullfrog Power meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Thousands of individuals and businesses in Canada are doing their part to address climate change and air pollution by choosing green energy with Bullfrog Power. Sign up easily, quickly and affordably at bullfrogpower.com.

    Join the bullfrogpowered community online on Facebook (facebook.com/BullfrogPower), Instagram (@bullfrogpower) and Twitter (@bullfrogpower).

    About Beau's Brewing Co.
    Beau's Brewing is an employee-owned and totally independent Canadian craft brewery. Founded in 2006 by father and son Tim and Steve Beauchesne, Beau's brews interesting, tasty beers using best-quality certified organic ingredients and local spring water. In addition to flagship "Lug Tread Lagered Ale" and year-round offering "Full Time I.P.A.," Beau's portfolio of award-winning beers includes "The Tom Green Beer" and the "Wild Oats," "Farm Table," and "Gruit" Series. Beau's has been a recipient of more than 100 awards for brewing, packaging design and business practices, including 2 Gold medals at Mondial de la Bière (Strasbourg, France, and Montréal, Québec); 6 Gold medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards, 8-times "Best Craft Brewery in Ontario" and 8-times "Best Regularly Produced Beer in Ontario" at the Golden Tap Awards. As a Certified B-Corporation, Beau's meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Beau's beer is available across Canada, NY and MA. Beau's is the Official Brewery of Ottawa 2017. Oh yeah!

    Website: www.beaus.ca
    Twitter and Instagram: @beausallnatural
    Facebook www.facebook.com/beausbrewery

    About Just Food
    Just Food is an organization dedicated to vibrant, just and sustainable food and farming systems in the Ottawa region. Just Food manages many projects, including the Community Gardening Network in Ottawa, the Start-Up Farm Program, Savour Ottawa (of which Beau's is a member), and the Just Food Farm. Just Food supports the Ottawa Food Policy Council and other food policy initiatives, the Ottawa Incubator Kitchen, the Ottawa Community Food Hub, facilitates workshops and tours on food and farming, and encourages everyone to become an active part of their food system.

    Website: http://justfood.ca/
    Twitter and Instagram: @JustFood_Ottawa
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/JustFoodOttawa

    SOURCE: Bullfrog Power

  • Industry News

    Arlington Industries, Inc. and Bridgeport Fittings, Inc. today announced that they have reached an agreement that settles all litigation currently pending between the companies. In connection with this settlement, Arlington has received payment of $1.37 million for the judgment in case No. 3:06-cv-1105 in the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Bridgeport’s 3838ASP and 3838SP Whipper-Snap Duplex connectors. Bridgeport has dismissed its appeal from that judgment and Arlington has dismissed its cross-appeal seeking attorney’s fees.

    FortWhyte Alive is unveiling the largest solar installation in the City of Winnipeg. The 60 kilowatt (kW) installation is made possible thanks to support from Bullfrog Power, Investors Group and Manitoba Hydro's Solar Energy Program.

  • Keeping Current

    MAGIC LITE LTD., an innovator and leader in architectural and specialty lighting products, welcomes the following employees: Allan Langvee has taken on the Sales & Customer Service Manager position; Shelley Hussey is the new Assistant Bookkeeper; Samantha Bortolotti appointed to the Customer Service Representative/Order Entry position; and Adrian Andronic the new Product Manager. Kara Wenner will assume the role of Marketing Coordinator and Customer Service Representative.

    RITTAL SYSTEMS LTD., a world leading manufacturer of enclosure solutions, welcomes Franklin Empire to its distribution/partner network in Canada. With a rich family history dating back to the 1940’s and an extensive distribution network in Ontario and Quebec, Franklin Empire Inc. is the largest independently owned electrical distributor in Canada.

    Tim Rourke, President, Rittal Systems Ltd., said, “Franklin Empire is known for their expertise in the electrical distribution industry, as well as in manufacturing and processing automation. Rittal Systems is confident that partnering with Franklin will expand our reach to new areas and industries, and will be a win-win for our customers.”

    BROCKWAY ENTERPRISES Owner and President, Thomas Brockway, annnounces the appointment of Troy Sampson as its New Brunswick Sales Representative. Troy has spent the past several years in various capacities with Siemens Canada in Moncton. He has an Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma from NSCC, NSIT in 1999 and is a member of the NB Society of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists.

    "We look forward to Troy working as an integral part of Team Brockway and contributing to our continuous efforts in growing our sales and market share for you, our Manufacturers," said Thomas.

    Troy can be reached at 506.850.9192 or e-mail troy.sampson@brockway.ca.

  • Product Showcase

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    Magic Lite 2013 Ltd. announces its new selection of decorative lighting options for a multitude of applications, providing designer quality light solutions while maintaining tremendous energy saving. The ever expanding selection of LED lighting solutions now includes brand-new Vanity Lights, Wall Sconces and Ceiling lights for a variety of uses including residential, commercial and the hospitality industry.

    LSI Industries will proudly unveil its newest gas station canopy fixture in the Scottsdale® family – the Scottsdale® Vertex™ – at the upcoming NACS/PEI tradeshow from October 18th - 20th. LSI established its reputation over 40 years ago based largely on the strengths of its lighting innovations for gas stations and convenience stores. The new, best-in-class Scottsdale Vertex LED canopy fixture further demonstrates how LSI continues to pioneer innovations for gas stations to this day. It features advanced silicone optics, multiple lumen packages, and an attractive, low-profile design.

    The new WAGO smartCUTTER automates cutting of marking material on the WAGO smartPRINTER. WAGO’s thermal transfer printer, already the fastest terminal block labeling system in the industry, is now even faster with automatic cutting.

    The compact smartPRINTER (Version 1.1) prints and cuts a wide range of marking materials for terminal blocks, cables or conductors and devices. Download the smartDATA brochure for information, and for more on the latest from WAGO, visit www.wago.us/news.

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