PRESS RELEASE: Eco Lips Moves!!
03.26.2009Eco Lips Moves Back Into Former Manufacturing Facility After the Great Flood of Cedar Rapids!
Cedar Rapids, Iowa (March 2, 2009) Eco Lips, America’s premium organic lip balm company, is moving back into their downtown Cedar Rapids manufacturing facility after the great flood of Cedar Rapids in June, 2008. The company was forced to quickly mobilize and set up a temporary location to manufacture product when the Cedar River flooded and downtown businesses were unable to access their offices for weeks.
According to Mark Patterson, CEO, “This move is important to us to not only rejoin the business community downtown but to continue the work that was done around our solar initiative in 2005.” Eco Lips had worked through IRENEW (Iowa Renewable Energy Association) to add solar power to its manufacturing facility, which ended up being one of Iowa’s largest solar power projects ever, with support from the State of Iowa, Alliant Energy and the Department of Natural Resources. “Our solar project put solar energy into the entire neighborhood and has drawn attention statewide as well as interest from tourists wishing to view the solar panels,” adds Mark. “We hope to expand our endeavor in the future with additional solar capacity in the works.”