PeopleService Hits a Home Run in Arlington, MN
“The work that PeopleService has done to reimagine our facilities has generated energy and operational savings for the city of nearly $20,000 last year.”
– Liza Donabauer
Arlington, Minnesota, is a town that thrives on Legion baseball. It’s easy to tell – all you have to do is to take one look at Arlington’s water tower, which is painted like a baseball sitting on top of a bat! It gives the city a unique identity that even draws major league players from the Minnesota Twins to come out and take their pictures in front of it.
Liza Donabauer, Arlington’s City Administrator, appreciates what PeopleService has done to conserve energy, trim costs and support economic growth.
“Arlington has a bright future,” said Liza. “We’re a town on the move, new businesses are coming in and the city is growing. Our partnership with PeopleService is important to our new positive momentum. We are lucky to have lead operator Lee Ortloff. He has impressed our City Council, and the work that PeopleService has done to reimagine our facilities has generated energy and operational savings for the city of nearly $20,000 last year. That’s a big league accomplishment.”
“Arlington’s mechanical plant was upgraded in 2012,” said Lee Ortloff, Lead Operator. “When I got here, we decided we could meet the city’s needs and make the plant run much more efficiently by reducing its footprint and completely rethinking how the plant is operated. We shut down half the plant’s operating structure and consolidated operations to realize maximum efficiency and savings.”