DRI wins energy audit grant
Desert Research Institute won a $99,935 grant from USDA Rural Development to conduct energy audits for small rural businesses and agricultural producers in northwestern Nevada and northeastern California.
The program initially will focus on dairies within approximately 125 miles of Reno. A second phase would expand the program to rural small businesses such as restaurants and motels in the same geographical area. Applications for the energy audits are available at http://www.dri.edu/energy-assessments.
Company VP Ed Pier says DC Logistics will move into its new North Valleys location in February and plans to increase its Reno workforce to 150-200 employees; pay rates will range from $17-$24 per hour.