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EcoTek Lighting Receives Harvey Mudd College Green Engineering Certificate of Merit

May 21, 2009


Lake Forest, CA -- May 21, 2009 -- EcoTek Lighting, a division of Expotrans, Inc., received the Harvey Mudd College Green Engineering Certificate of Merit at the TechAmerica High-Tech Innovation Awards dinner on May 14, 2009, at the Hilton Hotel in Costa Mesa, CA. Now in its 16th year, this premier business event celebrates excellence and achievement in the region's technology industry, and honors companies that drive innovation in Orange County and the Inland Empire.

EcoTek Lighting was honored for its achievements in 2008 as a leader in adopting a corporate-wide philosophy that focuses on saving the Earth's resources by producing environmentally friendly products, using non-toxic materials in manufacturing processes and product packaging, and positively addressing environmental issues through the design, production and use of eco-friendly LED lighting technology.

"Harvey Mudd College is pleased to recognize EcoTek Lighting for its commitment to the environment and its LED Illuminated Menu Boards," states Maria Klawe, president, TechAmerica. "We extend our deepest gratitude for your significant contribution in the area of green engineering or sustainability. The college has assessed quantitative measures of the impact of your product, ability of the innovation to produce environmental change and the quality of the award proposal."

Accepting the prestigious award was Rick Farrell, president, EcoTek Lighting. "EcoTek Lighting is committed to providing our clients with state-of-the-art products that are energy efficient and meet the highest standards for LEED Certified Buildings," said Farrell. "Our manufacturing is committed to saving the Earth's resources through Green production practices and recycling programs. Being honored with this Award from such a highly respected institution as Harvey Mudd College inspires us to work even harder to help save our environment."

"We congratulate all of the winners and look forward to seeing continued innovation from the companies of Orange County during the year," said Don Hicks, executive director, TechAmerica Orange County. "As a recipient of the Harvey Mudd College Green Engineering Certificate of Merit, EcoTek Lighting is making a significant contribution to the sustainability efforts of Orange County."


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