Energy business coming to city

A new “green” business is setting up shop in the city of Dunkirk.

Brantford, Ontario, Can-ada, Company Proquip International is pleased to announce the startup of a new business entity in Chautauqua County, Pro-quip International Inc. It is located at 855 Main St.

The Proquip group of companies has been leading the new energy sector in Ontario since 1996. Proquip provides innovative solutions centered on LED lighting and solar technology.

“I am pleased to bring our company mission of providing engineered lighting and solar solutions that reduce energy costs to Western New York,” said Sam Tavernese, President of Proquip International. “Further I look forward to Proquip International Inc. being an active corporate participant in Chautauqua County as we promote green, clean energy. We are committed to servicing and manufacturing some of our products in our Dunkirk facility, linking the promise of ‘green’ energy with creating ‘green’ jobs.”

A Solar LED area light was recently installed by Proquip at the front entrance way of the new Science Center on the Jamestown Campus of Jamestown Community College. They did this in partnership with the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency, Ahlstrom Schaffer Electric and Lightning Circuits International (co-located in Dunkirk with Proquip). JCC deemed it had insufficient lighting in that area and utilizing a Proquip Solar LED fixture allowed the concern to be addressed without having to wire and trench a power source, as well as eliminating any electricity costs going forward.

“The light that has been erected at the Jamestown Community College with the generous participation of the partnership is a testament to looking past the green trend and adopting and utilizing products that will set the standards of creating the necessary changes in the way we think of energy all together,” added Tavernese. “We look forward to launching this mandate right here in Chautauqua County.”

Dr. Gregory DeCinque, President of JCC, said, “We are delighted that Proquip International selected Jamestown Community College as the venue for purposes of introducing its environmentally friendly product line to Chautauqua County. It seems that the installation of the photo-voltaic powered LED light donated by the firm fits perfectly with the concept behind the construction of the college’s new LEED Gold Certified Science Center; the Science Center is not merely a building ‘in which you can learn, but is also a building ‘from’ which you can learn.”

“Once again I have to congratulate the CCIDA on its work to attract Proquip to the County. They have been participants in the Chautauqua County Energy Conference & Expo the last several years, and their coming to Dunkirk is a direct result of that relationship,” said County Executive Greg Edwards.

The Proquip group of companies have been driving innovation and technology in regards to energy since 1996, and their extensive experience in LED lighting and Solar power solutions has made them a recognized leader in the movement to build ‘green communities.’

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