Vermont Business Magazine The Alchemist, the Vermont maker of Heady Topper, is getting a boost from the local sun to green its brewing operations. AllEarth Renewables, a Vermont-based solar tracker manufacturer and developer of solar projects, and the Alchemist have announced a partnership that will provide the brewery solar energy from a portion of a 150kW Vermont solar orchard.
Vermont Business Magazine Putney Mountain Winery, located in Putney, has been named a Vermont Green Business by the state of Vermont for their environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts. The Vermont Green Business Program provides assistance to businesses desiring to “green up” their operations and recognizes businesses of all sizes for meeting a set of environmental standards. These standards are posted on the program websites (www.vbep.org).
Vermont Business Magazine GlobalFoundries has invested $55 million into its Essex Junction plant to make another 5 million chips a day, the semiconductor firm announced today. Those semiconductors will mostly go into most cell phones and tablets used around the world. The investment was announced today with a press conference featuring plant executives and Governor Peter Shumlin. The capital investment in the company’s Essex Junction facility has been in the works for nine months.
Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General William H Sorrell joined a coalition of 25 states and various cities and counties in filing a motion to intervene in legal challenges by several states and industry groups to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s “Wheels for Warmth” broke all records in its 11th year, thanks in large part to its additional location in Rutland County. Final numbers for 2015 show the program collected a total of $55,801 for emergency fuel assistance programs, sold 2,200 safe tires, and recycled 3,775 donated, unusable tires.
Vermont Business Magazine Healthy Living Market – Burlington, Hunger Mountain Coop – Montpelier, and Commodities Natural Market – Stowe have been named as Vermont Green Grocery Environmental Leaders by the state of Vermont for their environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts.
Vermont Business Magazine FairPoint Communications, Inc (Nasdaq: FRP), Vermont's largest communications provider, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015. “Our financial results in the quarter were in line with our expectations reflecting the progress in our business, the acceptance of CAF Phase II related funding as well as the completion of our headcount reduction plan initiated in May,” said Paul H Sunu, Chief Executive Officer.
Vermont Business Magazine The Brattleboro Retreat announced today that its board of trustees has appointed Louis Josephson, PhD, as the hospital’s new president and chief executive officer. He will start on March 1 after moving to Brattleboro. Josephson, a native of New York City, comes to the Retreat from Los Angeles, CA, where he has served as the president and chief executive officer of Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services since 2013.
Vermont Business Magazine University of Vermont start-up company EASY LLC has received a $1 million Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a commercial prototype for a digital printer that will translate conventional graphics to raised-line versions readable by the blind. Under a Phase I version of the grant, intended to demonstrate product feasibility, the company developed the first working prototype for the printer. EASY originated in an engineering class at UVM.
Vermont Business Magazine Two years ago, the Vermont Department of Health launched an informational outreach campaign called ‘049’ that asked women and health care providers to become more aware of how alcohol can cause health problems for babies. A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) identifies prenatal exposure to alcohol as the leading preventable cause of birth defects and intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities in children.
by Erin Mansfield vtdigger.org Regulators will hold three more days of hearings to hear testimony over an embattled natural gas pipeline project, following allegations from opponents that ratepayer advocates and Vermont Gas were trying to thwart the legal process. The Public Service Board ruled Monday that it would hold three days of hearings starting Dec. 1 to hear testimony on a memorandum of understanding that Vermont Gas and the Public Service Department submitted Oct. 15.