Spotlight on Slayton
February 16, 2012
Members of the Slayton community came to the Slayton Lighting Documentary premiere at Murray County Central High School on Sunday, February 12th. The Marshall Independent covered the event and interviewed both CEE staffers and Slayton residents about the impact of the One-Stop Efficiency Shop project in their community.
"What started as a simple attempt to improve energy efficiency in our town and save money for its residents and business owners has grown in a direction none of us ever expected," said Slayton Mayor Miron Carney, speaking to an audience of Slayton area residents and business owners.
The article highlights the many reasons why business owners enrolled in the program, including energy savings - but also improving the light in their space and improving business.
Stan Van Iperen, the owner of VIP Floral, said the new lights were also a benefit to his business. Getting rid of shadows in the work area makes it easier for employees to design floral arrangements, and good lighting is crucial for making attractive displays. "It's nice. We had decent lighting before, but this has really enhanced it," Van Iperen said.
More information about the project, including clips from the documentary, can be found on the Slayton Lighting Documentary Facebook page.
:: "Hit the lights in Slayton" - Marshall Independent, February 13th, 2012