Trump Administration Invests Over $10,000 in Rural North Dakota

Chris Freeman
Release Date
Sep 22, 2020

BISMARCK, N.D. Sept. 22, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing over $10,000 to install LED lighting and an HVAC system.

“Renewable energy options help open opportunities elsewhere, like creating jobs,” said USDA Rural Development State Director for North Dakota Clare Carlson. “We want everyone to know there are options available to them when it comes to upgrading their existing equipment or new equipment. Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA has worked in partnership with North Dakota communities, because when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”

In rural Hatton, N.D., Hatton Granite Countertops, Inc. will use a $13,682 grant to make energy-efficient improvements to their operations. The improvements include LED lighting and an HVAC system at its office and plant facilities in Hatton, N.D. This project will save the business nearly $5,000 per year and replace 44,750 kWh per year, which is enough energy to power four homes.

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