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New offer insulates pipes, saves energy, costs customer nothing

Alpenrose Dairy, founded in Southwest Portland in 1916, has manufactured a range of quality dairy products for more than 100 years. Most recently, the company stepped up as the inaugural customer for the new direct install pipe insulation offer from Energy Trust of Oregon. “We were already considering doing some insulation, but it was kind of pushed aside as a capital project that would be nice down the road but not an immediate need,” said Patrick Ryan, regional manager for Smith Brothers Farms, which acquired Alpenrose last year. When Ryan learned that Energy Trust’s new offer meant Alpenrose could upgrade its pipe insulation at no cost, , the priori...

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