Lee Container Receives Over $137,000 in Energy Efficiency Rebates

CENTERVILLE, Iowa – Lee Container in Centerville made an energy efficient choice when it needed to rebuild and re-roof its facility after a tornado. By adding more insulation, the company is saving money on its monthly energy bill while also earning a $137,134 rebate from Alliant Energy.

The new energy-efficient roofing insulation will save Lee Container over 195,000 therms of natural gas every year. That is enough natural gas to fuel 245 homes for an entire year.

“Lee Container appreciates the ongoing partnership with Alliant Energy. These financial incentives provide additional funding for our energy efficiency program,” said Robert Varnedoe, president of Lee Container.  “We are currently working on another efficiency project with Alliant Energy that could save us money and get us a good incentive rebate!”

“This project is going to make us more energy efficient and has greatly improved the work environment for our employees,” said Tony Paul, Lee Container plant manager.

“It has been a pleasure to work with the Lee Container,” said David Vollmar, Alliant Energy key account manager. “We appreciate their commitment to reduce their impact on the environment and applaud their focus to pursue energy-efficient improvement projects.

From left to right: Scott Arnold, trade account manager Alliant Energy; Tony Paul, Lee Container Centerville Plant Manager; David Vollmar, senior account manager Alliant Energy; Robert Varnedoe, Lee Container President and Jay Dillard, Lee Container Administrative Coordinator.