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Success Story – RAO Manufacturing Company

RAO Manufacturing CompanyDesigning and manufacturing high quality metal parts have been the mission of RAO Manufacturing Company for 92 years, as have high standards of dependability and cost effectiveness. That’s why Chris Olsen, President, recruited Energy Smart and the MN Chamber of Commerce grant program to bring LED lighting to their facility. “I’ve been sitting on this project for about five years. The Chamber grant is what finally pushed me [to complete it]. It really helped.” While cost-savings was the main driver behind the upgrade, Chris noted the added benefits of reduced maintenance and better task lighting.


Project Cost: 42,391
Utility Rebate: $ 7,505
Annual Energy Savings: 67,200 kWh
Annual Cost Savings: $3,900

Contact Energy Smart today to tap into utility rebates for your energy projects. Contact us at or (651) 292-3902.