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Lockley M.G.,University of Colorado at Denver | Li J.,Beijing Museum of Natural History Museum | Li R.,CAS Qingdao Institute of Oceanology | Matsukawa M.,Tokyo Gakugei University | And 2 more authors.
Acta Geologica Sinica | Year: 2013

"Splitting" and "lumping" are perpetual problems in vertebrate, especially dinosaur, ichnotaxonomy. Chinese dinosaur ichnotaxonomy, which began in 1940, provides a series of interesting case studies, highlighting the dual problems of historical and dubious ichnotaxonomy. Chinese Mesozoic tetrapod track types have been placed into 63 ichnospecies (one Triassic, 28 Jurassic, and 34 Cretaceous), exclusive of other, non-type ichnospecies or ichnotaxa identified from China. Fifty-two (∼83%) of these 63 tetrapod ichnospecies were placed in monospecific ichnogenera. At the ichnogenus level, we prune - either by recognizing nomina dubia or by synonymy - 17 from the list of 53 dinosaurian ichnogenera (a 32% reduction), leaving 36 ichnotaxa that we consider valid. Most of the cuts affect Jurassic theropod ichnotaxa, which are reduced from 23 to only nine because most ichnogenera are subjective junior synonyms of Grallator and Eubrontes. Fewer Chinese Cretaceous ichnotaxa (only six of 21 ichnogenera) are obvious nomina dubia or subjective synonyms, suggesting greater east Asian endemism during this time. Because ichnospecies differences are subtle, we provisionally retain ichnospecies as valid pending detailed comparative analyses of congeneric ichnospecies. This synthesis is long overdue and is necessary to address problems of historical and provincial ichnotaxonomy, which severely hamper comparisons of tetrapod ichnofaunas in space and time.


News Article | November 4, 2016
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A new list from the Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) has identified the Best Physical Therapy Programs at colleges across the U.S. for 2016-2017. As a leading higher education information and resource provider, the site compared data on four-year and two-year schools offering vocational and physical therapy assistant training on-campus and online, giving top honors to Idaho State University, Florida Gateway College, College of Central Florida, Pensacola State College, University of Maine at Presque Isle and Western Iowa Tech Community College, San Juan College, Rhodes State College, Kansas City Kansas Community College and Delta College respectively. “In a field with some of the biggest job growth projections over the next decade, these vocational and physical therapy assistant programs provide a positive opportunity for students,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “The schools on these lists are offering exemplary training options for students interested in becoming physical therapy assistants or moving onto doctoral-level studies.” In order to earn a spot on the Community for Accredited Online Schools’ lists, colleges must meet specific base requirements. Each must hold regional accreditation and be registered as public or private not-for-profit institutions. Providing career placement services is another standard guideline all schools must comply with. To determine where each college ranks on each list, the site compares more than a dozen school-specific statistics, including student-teacher ratios and financial aid availability. A complete list of each school’s ranking and details on the data analysis and methodology used to determine which schools earned Best Physical Therapy Programs honors can be found at: Two-year schools on the Best Physical Therapy Programs list for 2016-2017 (alphabetical): Athens Technical College Baltimore City Community College Capital Community College Carl Albert State College Chattanooga State Community College Chippewa Valley Technical College Clark State Community College Del Mar College Delaware Technical Community College - Owens Delaware Technical Community College - Stanton/Wilmington Delta College Eastern Arizona College Edison State Community College Great Falls College Montana State University Guilford Technical Community College Hinds Community College Hutchinson Community College Itawamba Community College Jefferson College Jefferson Community and Technical College Kansas City Kansas Community College Kennebec Valley Community College Kilgore College Lone Star College Lorain County Community College Morgan Community College Mountwest Community and Technical College Murray State College North Central State College Northeast Community College Northeast Texas Community College Owens Community College Rhodes State College Roane State Community College San Juan College Sinclair College Somerset Community College South Arkansas Community College Southeast Community College State Fair Community College Technical College of the Lowcountry Trident Technical College Tulsa Community College Wallace State Community College - Hanceville Walters State Community College Washington State Community College Washtenaw Community College Weatherford College Western Iowa Tech Community College Zane State College Four-year schools on the Best Physical Therapy Programs list for 2016-2017 (alphabetical): Arkansas State University - Main Campus Arkansas Tech University Baker College of Flint Baker College of Muskegon Broward College California University of Pennsylvania Clarkson College College of Central Florida College of Southern Nevada Daytona State College Dixie State University Florida Gateway College Florida State College at Jacksonville Gulf Coast State College Hodges University Idaho State University Indian River State College Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale Kent State University at Ashtabula Kent State University at East Liverpool Lake Washington Institute of Technology Louisiana College Miami Dade College Missouri Western State University Mount Aloysius College New England Institute of Technology New York University Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Hazleton Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Shenango Pensacola State College Polk State College Seminole State College of Florida Siena Heights University South Texas College Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Southwestern Oklahoma State University St. Catherine University St. Petersburg College State College of Florida - Manatee-Sarasota SUNY College of Technology at Canton Touro College University of Cincinnati - Clermont College University of Evansville University of Indianapolis University of Maine at Presque Isle University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne Villa Maria College Vincennes University Washburn University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


News Article | October 31, 2016
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A leader in online resources for higher education information has released its list of colleges with the Best Dental Hygiene Programs in the nation for 2016-2017. The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) compared over a dozen unique statistics on on-campus and online dental hygiene programs across the country to determine University of Alaska Fairbanks, Idaho State University, New York University, Lake Washington Institute of Technology and Eastern Florida State College ranked highest among four-year schools while Atlanta Technical College, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Owens Community College, Western Iowa Tech and Moreno Valley College ranked highest among two-year schools. “There are dozens of new dental hygiene schools popping up across the country each year,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Our job was to determine which were offering the best overall combination of quality, value and student services to help the next generation of dental hygienists succeed.” To be considered for the Community for Accredited Online Schools rankings, colleges must meet specific base requirements: each must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institution, and provide students career placement services or assistance after graduation. Each school’s place on the lists was determined by analysis of school-specific statistics, including student-teacher ratios and graduation rates. All colleges on the 2016-2017 Best Dental Hygiene Programs ranking are listed below. Complete details on the data and methodology used to compile the list, as well as each school’s specific ranking can be found at: Colleges on the Best Dental Hygiene Programs ranking, two-year schools: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Athens Technical College Atlanta Technical College Bellingham Technical College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Cape Fear Community College Central Community College Central Georgia Technical College Cerritos College Chattanooga State Community College Chippewa Valley Technical College Coastal Carolina Community College College of Southern Idaho Columbus State Community College Del Mar College Delta College Diablo Valley College Eastern Iowa Community College District El Paso Community College Great Falls College Montana State University Guilford Technical Community College H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College Harcum College Hawkeye Community College Hillsborough Community College Indian Hills Community College Meridian Community College Middlesex Community College Milwaukee Area Technical College Moreno Valley College Mott Community College North Dakota State College of Science Owens Community College Ozarks Technical Community College Pasadena City College Pearl River Community College Pueblo Community College Rio Salado College Rose State College Sacramento City College Stark State College Tallahassee Community College Tarrant County College District Texas State Technical College - Harlingen Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Wallace State Community College - Hanceville Wayne Community College Western Iowa Tech Community College Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Colleges on the Best Dental Hygiene Programs ranking, four-year schools: Baker College of Port Huron Broward College College of Southern Nevada Daytona State College Dixie State University Eastern Florida State College Eastern Washington University Ferris State University Florida SouthWestern State College Florida State College at Jacksonville Goodwin College Gulf Coast State College Hiwassee College Idaho State University Indian River State College Indiana University-Northwest Indiana University-Purdue University - Fort Wayne Lake Washington Institute of Technology Missouri Southern State University New York University Northwestern Michigan College Palm Beach State College Pasco-Hernando State College Pensacola State College Rutgers University - New Brunswick Santa Fe College South Florida State College Southern Illinois University - Carbondale St. Petersburg College State College of Florida - Manatee-Sarasota SUNY College of Technology at Canton University of Alaska Anchorage University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Arkansas - Fort Smith University of Bridgeport University of Detroit Mercy University of Hawaii Maui College University of Louisville University of Maine at Augusta University of Missouri - Kansas City University of New England University of New Haven University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of South Dakota University of Southern Indiana University of Wyoming Utah Valley University Weber State University West Liberty University West Virginia University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


News Article | November 1, 2016
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Colleges with the Best Mechanic Degree Programs in the nation have been ranked for 2016-2017 by the Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). As a leading higher education information and resource provider, the site analyzed data from thousands of colleges across the U.S. to determine the list of top 50 two-year schools and top 50 four-year schools. Highest marks came in for Idaho State University, Montana State University Northern, South Seattle College, Lake Washington Institute of Technology and Midland College among four-year schools; Western Wyoming Community College, Texas State Technical College Waco, Sinclair College, Hinds Community College and Augusta Technical College among two-year schools. “The field of automotive service is growing on pace with the national average,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Schools on this list are offering excellent education programs for up-and-coming service technicians and mechanics, and are also committed to connecting students with job opportunities after graduation.” Colleges must meet several specific requirements to qualify for the Community for Accredited Online Schools’ Best Mechanic Programs list. Each must carry regional accreditation and hold public or private not-for-profit status. Schools are also required to provide career placement or assistance to give students a head start after graduation. More than a dozen additional statistics and data points are compared for each qualifying institution to determine rank on the list, including financial aid offerings, student-teacher ratios and graduation rates. A complete list of schools honored for having the Best Mechanic Programs is included below. For details on the data and methodology used, as well as a complete list of rankings visit: The Best Mechanic Programs at two-year schools for 2016-2017: Arkansas State University - Beebe Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Ashland Community and Technical College Athens Technical College Atlanta Technical College Augusta Technical College Beaufort County Community College Blue Ridge Community College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Cape Fear Community College Casper College Central Community College Central Georgia Technical College Central Piedmont Community College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Columbus State Community College Dodge City Community College East Mississippi Community College Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Fox Valley Technical College Gadsden State Community College Gateway Community and Technical College Guilford Technical Community College H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College Hinds Community College JF Drake State Community and Technical College Jefferson Community and Technical College Kirtland Community College Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Maysville Community and Technical College Metropolitan Community College North Dakota State College of Science North Georgia Technical College Northshore Technical Community College Northwest Louisiana Technical College Owensboro Community and Technical College Rend Lake College San Juan College Sinclair College Somerset Community College South Georgia Technical College Spokane Community College Texas State Technical College - Waco Wake Technical Community College Washington County Community College Wayne Community College West Kentucky Community and Technical College Western Nebraska Community College Western Wyoming Community College Wilkes Community College The Best Mechanic Programs at four-year schools for 2016-2017: Arkansas Tech University Baker College of Auburn Hills Baker College of Flint Baker College of Port Huron Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Bismarck State College Brigham Young University - Idaho Broward College College of Southern Nevada Daytona State College Dixie State University Farmingdale State College Ferris State University Florida State College at Jacksonville Idaho State University Indian River State College Jackson College Lake Washington Institute of Technology Lewis-Clark State College Midland College Montana State University-Billings Montana State University-Northern Morrisville State College New England Institute of Technology Northern Michigan University Palm Beach State College Peninsula College Pennsylvania College of Technology Pittsburg State University Ranken Technical College Santa Fe College Seattle Community College - South Campus Seminole State College of Florida Siena Heights University Snow College SUNY College of Technology at Alfred SUNY College of Technology at Canton University of Alaska Anchorage University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Alaska Southeast University of Arkansas at Monticello University of Arkansas - Fort Smith University of Central Missouri University of Hawaii Maui College University of Northwestern Ohio Utah Valley University Vermont Technical College Vincennes University Washburn University Weber State University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


News Article | November 3, 2016
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org), a leading online higher education resource site, has released its list of the nation’s Best Paramedic Programs. Comparing data from both online and on-campus programs at two- and four-year schools, top scores went to Colorado Mountain College, Florida Gateway College, Santa Fe College, Midland College and College of Central Florida for four-year schools; Northland Pioneer College, Eastern New Mexico University Roswell, North Arkansas College, Arkansas State University Beebe and Galveston College for two-year schools for 2016-2017. “The U.S. Department of Labor shows the job outlook for paramedics is extremely favorable over the next decade,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “The schools on this list are raising the bar when it comes to Paramedic education, providing the best combination of affordability and quality to their students.” To qualify for the Best Paramedic Program list, the Community for Accredited Online Schools requires schools to meet specific baseline requirements. All institutions are required to be accredited public or private not-for-profit entities. Each must also offer students career placement assistance or services post-graduation. More than a dozen different school-specific metrics, from graduation rates to student-teacher ratios, are weighed against one another to determine individual school scores and placement on rankings. The full list of colleges included on the Best Paramedic Programs list is included below. Find more details on the methodology used to score each school, as well as specific scores at: Arizona Western College Arkansas Northeastern College Arkansas State University - Beebe Arkansas State University - Mountain Home Athens Technical College Belmont College Black River Technical College Central Community College Central New Mexico Community College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Crowder College Del Mar College East Arkansas Community College East Mississippi Community College Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Estrella Mountain Community College Gadsden State Community College Galveston College Grayson College H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College Hill College Hillsborough Community College Hinds Community College Howard College Itawamba Community College Jefferson College Johnson County Community College Lakeshore Technical College Lenoir Community College Meridian Community College Mesa Community College Metropolitan Community College North Arkansas College North Florida Community College North Georgia Technical College Northeast Texas Community College Northern Maine Community College Northland Pioneer College Redlands Community College San Juan College Santa Fe Community College Sinclair College South Arkansas Community College Southeast Arkansas College Tallahassee Community College Trinidad State Junior College University of Arkansas Community Hope - Texarkana Wallace State Community College - Hanceville Western Iowa Tech Community College Western Nebraska Community College Arkansas Tech University Baker College of Clinton Township Baker College of Muskegon Bismarck State College Broward College Chipola College College of Central Florida College of Southern Nevada Colorado Mountain College Creighton University Daytona State College Dixie State University Drexel University Florida Gateway College Florida SouthWestern State College Florida State College at Jacksonville Goodwin College Great Basin College Idaho State University Jackson College Lake Michigan College Lewis-Clark State College Miami Dade College Midland College Missouri Southern State University Montana State University - Billings Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Palm Beach State College Pasco-Hernando State College Pensacola State College Polk State College Saint Josephs College Santa Fe College Seattle Community College - North Campus Seminole State College of Florida Shawnee State University Siena Heights University South Florida State College St. Petersburg College University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Arkansas at Monticello University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College University of Cincinnati - Clermont College University of New Haven University of Sioux Falls Utah Valley University Valencia College Vincennes University Weber State University Youngstown State University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


Jorge M.L.S.P.,University of Illinois at Chicago | Brown J.S.,University of Illinois at Chicago | Van Der Merwe M.,University of Illinois at Chicago | Van Der Merwe M.,Dixie State University
Behavioral Ecology | Year: 2012

Food caching is widespread among several animal species. Few studies have proposed that handling time should affect the evolution of caching behavior, especially under foraging time constraints. Nevertheless, to date, there has been no analytical support to the "handling time hypothesis." In the present article, we use an analytical model to show that caching behavior may evolve as the result of shorter handling time caching relative to eating. We evaluate caching behavior under 3 fitness objectives (or environmental scenarios): maximizing energy consumed, maximizing and balancing energy consumed, and maximizing energy consumed under risk of predation. Our analyses reveal that under all 3 fitness objectives, caching behavior can evolve when caching time is shorter than eating time, to allow the animal to free up search time during the period when food is plentiful and postpone time spent handling to the period when food is scarce and search time is less valuable. That effect may be called "search time reallocation," and it is still prevalent even if food decays. Our model provides predictions that can be field tested, adds to the debate of handling time and perishability hypotheses, and invites researchers to direct their focus toward understanding the evolutionary motives of caching behavior. © The Author 2011.


Walterscheid R.L.,The Aerospace Corporation | Christensen A.B.,Dixie State University
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres | Year: 2016

A portion of waves generated by deep convection have scales and amplitudes large enough to be detected by spaceborne instruments. We have analyzed temperature data from the Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry (SABER) instrument on the Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics Dynamics (TIMED) satellite for subtidal-scale fluctuations. Filtering was applied both vertically and horizontally to extract wave variances. We have analyzed the altitude region between 70 and 130km and focus on the variances at equatorial latitudes for the altitude region between 70 and 120km as a function of season, local time intervals, geographical location, and altitude. We find significant variances where convection is particularly prolific (Intertropical Convergence Zone) and at altitudes where wave trapping is known to be favored (e.g., the lower thermospheric duct). The locations of significant variances persist from year to year. Standard deviations of a few tens of kelvins are found. We have also performed simulations of the response to deep tropical convection with a time-dependent, high-resolution fully compressible dynamical model. Our simulations give wave amplitudes that agree reasonably well with the observed amplitudes and show layering that is consistent with the observations. Our main finding is that significant variations seen in TIMED/SABER temperature data have a convective wave source and are concentrated in layers where thermal ducts occur. ©2016. American Geophysical Union.


Olson K.J.,Dixie State University
Journal of Occupational Health Psychology | Year: 2014

This study reports the development and initial validation of a theoretically based measure of conflict between work, family, and college student roles. The measure was developed through the assessment of construct definitions and an assessment of measurement items by subject matter experts. Then, the measurement items were assessed with data from 500 college students who were engaged in work and family responsibilities. The results indicate that conflict between work, family, and school are effectively measured by 12 factors assessing the direction of conflict (e.g., work-to-school conflict, and school-towork conflict) as well as the form of conflict (i.e., time, strain, and behavior based conflict). Sets of exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses demonstrated that the 12 factors of the new measure are distinct from the 6 factors of the Carlson, Kacmar, and Williams (2000) work-family conflict measure. Criterion validity of the measure was established through a series of regression analyses testing hypothesized relationships between antecedent and outcome variables with role conflict. Results indicate that role demand was a robust predictor of role conflict. To extend the literature, core self-evaluations and emotional stability were established as predictors of role conflict. Further, work, family, and school role satisfaction were significantly impacted with the presence of role conflict between work, family, and school © 2014 American Psychological Association.


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Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: Chemistry of Life Processes | Award Amount: 135.00K | Year: 2014

In the face of dwindling fossil fuel reserves, a high priority has been placed on the development of strategies capable of producing viable replacements for transportation fuels from renewable resources. Even with a dramatic recent increase in domestic natural gas production in the U.S., renewable fuels remain a priority for countries that lack comparable natural resources, and thus represent a potential area for growth for U.S. biotechnology. The challenges associated with accomplishing this task are extensive, and success in this endeavor ultimately depends upon the ability to generate a good yield of a target molecule in a biological source and an efficient isolation and recovery of the molecule from the source. The focus of this proposal will be twofold: 1) the production of a fuel-like compound in a bacterial host, and 2) the design, screening, and implementation of biocompatible materials to efficiently isolate the compound from the bacteria. As a proposal from a predominantly undergraduate institution, this collaborative approach to an immediate and relevant alternative energy source will help catalyze the development of an undergraduate research program in chemistry at the interface with biology at Dixie State University (DSU), located in the remote southwest corner of Utah. This rural community is comprised of students with diverse backgrounds who, through the proposed research plans, will engage in collaborations with established programs at complementary universities.

With this award, the Chemistry of Life Processes Program in the Chemistry Division and NSF-EPSCoR are funding Drs. Rico Del Sesto (Dixie State University, Utah), Blaine Pfeifer (Univ. Buffalo, NY) and Andrew Koppisch (Northern Arizona Univ.) to address the issues above through multiple approaches. First, new extractants will be synthesized for the purpose of efficient sequestration of biofuel products from biological host systems. The extractants to be produced will be applicable to any host generating relevant isoprenoid compounds, but they will particularly be utilized in this proposal with a heterologous production platform. The known biosynthetic pathway for C32-botryococcene will be transplanted into E. coli. In particular, the proposed E. coli host has been engineered to support high-level production of isoprenoid compounds (reaching g/L levels of the Taxol precursor taxadiene). Furthermore, the new heterologous system will be subjected to a range of readily-available engineering and characterization strategies to optimize production of C32-botryococcene. The overall production process will therefore be complemented by a heterologous production host, and the novel introduction of extraction techniques. In addition to a clear applied goal of high level C32-botryococcene production through E. coli, the proposed plan is dedicated to fundamental knowledge of isoprenoid biosynthesis, extractant synthesis and extraction potential, and the cellular-extractant dynamic that is crucial for the success of this application. As such, the proposal features both science and engineering towards a meaningful and timely problem. The applied and basic themes of the proposal are also mirrored by the collaborative team driving this proposal and their collective expertise available to support and enable the overall production process proposed.


News Article | February 24, 2017
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WASHINGTON, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shaun Alldredge and Shane Perkins, co-founders and co-owners of Legend Solar, Utah’s premier and fastest growing solar company, have been named in Utah Business’ Forty Under 40. A program designed to recognize business professionals under the age of 40 who have quickly climbed the corporate ladder, the Forty Under 40 honors those standouts in their field who have demonstrated leadership qualities, created impactful disruptive technology, or entrepreneurs who have successfully created a market or industry for a new product. Perkins and Alldredge have built one of the state’s leading, and fastest growing, solar power companies. In 2015 alone, the company achieved 400 percent growth, a remarkable milestone that brought a revenue increase from $3.7 million to $18.3 million year over year. 2016, too, was a year filled with multiple milestones and awards that included being named to the prestigious Inc. magazine Inc. 500 (ranked No. 29 overall and No. 1 in Utah), marking a 3-year sales growth of 7,102 percent. Legend Solar also announced sponsorships with Dixie State University, Brigham Young University and the Portland Trail Blazers in 2016. “We are proud and honored to be listed among some of Utah’s best, brightest and most accomplished young businessmen and women,” Perkins said. “It is great to be able to rub shoulders with such an elect group of Utahns.” The Utah Business Forty Under 40 awards program was held Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. For more information about the awards ceremony, visit www.utahbusiness.com. Since 2012, Legend Solar has set the bar as Utah’s premier and fastest growing provider of solar power for businesses and homes. Recognized at No. 29 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list, the company has been expanding throughout Utah, Nevada and Oregon, with future expansion plans for Arizona, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Legend Solar is an Elite Dealer for SunPower, one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable energy companies that manufactures the highest efficiency solar panels available today with the industry’s best 25-year combined product and power warranty. The company was named Residential National Rising Star by SunPower for its outstanding performance as a new SunPower dealer in 2015. Legend Solar ensures that customers receive the best value for their installation by customizing the system to meet each family’s needs. The company helps customers take advantage of appropriate tax credits and provides them with aggressive financing options, so homeowners can afford to get into solar power today. For more information, visit www.legendsolar.com.

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