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2017-05-19

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Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. Announces 2017 First Quarter Financial Results

2017-05-11

OAKVILLE, ON, May 11, 2017 – Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (TSX: AQN, NYSE: AQN) (“APUC”) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. First Quarter Financial Highlights APUC recorded strong first quarter financial results compared to the same period last year, primarily as a result of the acquisition of The Empire District Electric Company (“Empire”): Reported revenue was $557.9 million in the first quarter of 2017, as compared to $341.7 million for the same period in 2016. Reported net earnings attributable to shareholders was $26.0 million or $0.07 per share in the first quarter of 2017, as compared to net earnings of $42.0 million or $0.15 for the same period in 2016. Reported cash provided by operating activities was $83.8 million in the first quarter...

Horizon Solar Power Garners the Frost & Sullivan Customer Service Award for Its Interactive Customer Service Offerings, Range of Financing Products, and Flexible Technical Solutions
Horizon Solar Power Garners the Frost & Sullivan Customer Service Award for Its Interactive Customer Service Offerings, Range of Financing Products, and Flexible Technical Solutions

2017-05-09

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 9, 2017 – Based on its recent analysis of the solar services market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Horizon Solar Power with the 2017 United States Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Service Leadership. Horizon Solar Power takes the top spot in customer service with its industry-leading installation times, focus on education, and uniquely responsive client support throughout the sales cycle. While large competitors have a standardized installation model, Horizon Solar Power draws upon its experience in the construction industry to offer installation support for every kind of roof. It excels in ground-mount system installation, which accounts for 10% of the company’s business. “Horizon Solar Power provides exceptional, personal customer service, doing away with self-service portals and automated phone,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Manager, Vishal Sapru. “It adopts an inclusive financing model; therefore, forgoing third-party financing that...

CA Fuel Cost Forum Discusses Rising Fuel Prices and Effects on Local Business
CA Fuel Cost Forum Discusses Rising Fuel Prices and Effects on Local Business

2017-05-04

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Nearly 40 local business owners, chambers of commerce officials and other organizations interested in economic challenges facing the region gathered today to discuss the impacts California’s fuel policies have on business in the San Luis Obispo region. The meeting held in San Luis Obispo featured local perspectives on fuel policies that increase costs at the pump, such as the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), and the recently approved SB 1 transportation package that would raise $52 billion by imposing additional fees on gasoline, diesels, and vehicle registrations to fund road improvements. “The cost of fuel not only impacts local businesses, but working families as well.” San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Debbie Arnold said. “Today’s forum highlighted how the fuel policies, programs and taxes voted on in Sacramento affect our local businesses and regional economy,” “SB 1 and programs...

Sprague Pest Solutions Acquires TMC Pest Management: Expands Pacific Coast Footprint
Sprague Pest Solutions Acquires TMC Pest Management: Expands Pacific Coast Footprint

2017-05-02

TACOMA, Wash., May 2, 2017 – Sprague Pest Solutions (www.spraguepest.com) has acquired TMC Pest Management of Bakersfield, Calif., expanding the fifth-generation company into California and giving it the ability to serve commercial clients from Washington state to Southern California. TMC will operate under the Sprague Pest Solutions brand immediately. Founded in 1992 by Jeff McCaa, TMC Pest Management focuses nearly 100 percent of its business providing innovative pest management services to commercial-industrial clients. The company specializes in protecting food processing, distribution and transportation outlets in California’s agriculture-rich San Juaquin Valley from the threats posed by disease transmitting pests. “The TMC culture and commitment to providing innovative, customer-centric pest management services to high-end commercial clients matches ours perfectly,”...

SolarMax Technology Named Official Solar Partner of USC Athletics
SolarMax Technology Named Official Solar Partner of USC Athletics

2017-05-02

RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 2, 2017 – Renewable energy leader SolarMax Technology’s brand presence will grow larger over the next five years, thanks to a newly formed marketing partnership with University of Southern California (USC) Athletics.  The multi-channel program includes numerous branding elements, including stadium signage, radio advertising, social media, digital marketing as well as event-based community outreach focused on solar and renewable energy. The USC brand is the most powerful in Southern California athletic circles, with some 375,000 alums – and nearly three-quarters of them live in markets served by SolarMax.  The Trojans’ core fan base stretches from Bakersfield south to Oceanside and as far east as the Arizona border.  As one of the largest residential and commercial solar installers across  Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire and San Diego, SolarMax viewed the USC partnership as a good strategic fit in terms of...

California’s Best Colleges Determined by LearnHowtoBecome.org for 2017
California’s Best Colleges Determined by LearnHowtoBecome.org for 2017

2017-05-02

San Francisco May 02, 2017 — LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has evaluated the best colleges and universities in California for 2017. Of the 50 four-year schools who made the list, Stanford University, University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology, University of California Los Angeles and University of California Berkeley came in as the top five. Of the 50 two-year schools ranked, Santa Rosa Junior College, Pasadena City College, Ohlone College, College of San Mateo and Mission College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “California offers students some of the highest-quality academic opportunities in the country, and the schools on our list are the best of the best,â€� said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Not only do these colleges and universities offer outstanding degree...

Key Housing Announces Featured San Jose Serviced Apartment for May
Key Housing Announces Featured San Jose Serviced Apartment for May

2017-04-30

Many Europeans come to the Bay Area, especially San Jose, for both business and pleasure on a short term basis. San Jose, CA April 30, 2017 — Key Housing, a leading corporate rental service helping renters find short terms rentals in cities as diverse as San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles, is proud to announce an innovative featured property for May, focusing on ‘serviced apartments.’ Europeans often use this terminology when searching for what Americans call ‘furnished apartments.’ In this way, Key Housing is showing its leadership by being culturally and linguistically aware via-a-vis Europeans who are trying to find short term housing in the Bay Area’s very tight corporate rental marketplace. “Many Europeans come...

CraneWorks Opens New Bakersfield Facility, Signaling Revitalization of…
CraneWorks Opens New Bakersfield Facility, Signaling Revitalization of…

2017-04-06

CraneWorks may be new to the Bakersfield market, but when you consider the backgrounds of Robert Magana and his team of experts, we actually boast nearly 40 years of Bakersfield crane experience. Bakersfield, CA April 06, 2017 — CraneWorks, Inc., is pleased to announce the opening of its newest sales and service center, opening today at 10960 S. Enos Lane in Bakersfield, California. The new Bakersfield office is CraneWorks’ seventh in North America and second in California (with the first located near San Diego). Conveniently located a short distance from Bakersfield’s oilfields, CraneWorks offers a range of

Chico Fifth-Graders Win 2017 Cal Water H2O Challenge Grand Prize
Chico Fifth-Graders Win 2017 Cal Water H2O Challenge Grand Prize

2017-04-05

Sierra View Elementary students tested and confirmed safety of their school’s drinking water in winning entry CHICO, CA– – Apr 5, 2017) – Emily Akimoto’s fifth-grade class learned they won the 2017 California Water Service (Cal Water) H2O Challenge grand prize today for testing the safety of their school’s drinking water. The Chico-based Sierra View Elementary students adopted the project due to recent issues in Flint, Mich., and concerns about the safety of drinking water nationwide. Results showed that the school’s drinking water was safe for consumption, and students will share their findings at a school district meeting later this year. The grand prize includes a $3,500 grant for the classroom and a tent-camping trip to the Santa Monica Mountains in conjunction with the NatureBridge environmental science education program....

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