Newark Mayor Cory Booker to speak at celebration of ZaGO’s solar installation



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Newark Mayor Cory Booker to speak at celebration of ZaGO’s solar installation | June 25, 2013

(Newark, N.J., June 25, 2013): ZaGO Manufacturing Co. is pleased to announce that they went solar at their headquarters and manufacturing operations, based in Newark, New Jersey. 

This investment in solar power increases their global competitiveness by lowering their operational costs, allowing them to continue manufacturing all their innovative sealing products at their Newark facility.

ECS Energy, a leading energy services firm, engineered and installed this 50-kilowatt rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system.  A celebration is planned for 1:30 p.m. on June 25, 2013, with Mayor Booker and other local officials and business leaders scheduled to speak.  This event will be held at the Bove Auditorium at Rutgers Business School in Newark.

“Since we are here in Newark for the long run, we are committed to investing in our facility and decided to go solar,” explained Gail Friedberg, Vice President of ZaGo.   “We are proud that our 20-year old company was ‘Born in Newark’ since we started at the NJIT Business Incubator back in 1993.  After graduating from the incubator, we rented a facility in Newark before buying this building ten years ago.”

“With a tough economy, we investigated ways to curb our expenses and electricity was a logical choice to consider,” added Harvey Rottenstrich, President of ZaGo.  “Being energy independent is important to us.  This decision not only lowers our operating costs, it reduces the risk from the volatility of future electric prices.  Solar is a great hedge and our expenses are now reliable.  With the federal tax credit and bonus depreciation, it made it very worthwhile to install the system.”

The 207 solar modules in this system provide over 60% of their electricity consumption.  “This project means a lot to us since all their products are “Made in the U.S.A.”.  By generating electricity through solar, we were able to help Zago reduce their operating expenses and remain competitive in their marketplace, while retaining valuable manufacturing jobs in New Jersey,”stated Pete Ramsey, Executive Vice-President of ECS Energy.

“We were really pleased with the professionalism of ECS Energy,” said Gail Friedberg.  “We wanted a turnkey installation and hand-holding throughout this process.  They handled everything for us and were so easy to work with.  I would recommend them to anyone looking at ways to reduce their energy costs.”

About ZaGO
ZaGO is a leading manufacturing company specializing in crafting high quality sealing products including self-sealing fasteners, switch boots, and switch seals. The company was launched in 1993 and is based in Newark, New Jersey. The company proudly manufactures all of its sealing products in its headquarters in NJ, and makes daily shipments throughout North America, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia. The company is always happy to work with customers on any application, and to customize the ideal sealing solution for each business. Please visit http://www.ZaGO.comfor more details.

About ECS Energy Ltd.

ECS Energy is a leading energy services firm with a reputation as a trusted business partner providing clients with customized energy solutions to meet their specific site requirements, as well as their financial objectives for their investment.   ECS Energy performs comprehensive evaluations beyond solar, including energy-efficiency and other measures to reduce electricity consumption, in order to provide clients with the greatest return on their energy investments.  Headquartered in Oakland, New Jersey, ECS Energy has developed over 50 megawatts of solar projects for both public and private sector clients in over a dozen states.    For more information about ECS Energy Ltd., please visit: http://www.ecs-energy.com