Orion Energy Systems: State Reps. Soletski, Zigmunt visit Orion Energy Systems

Apollo Light Pipe, creating quality jobs the focus of tour, meeting

MANITOWOC, Wis. — Wisconsin state Reps. James Soletski and Ted Zigmunt today will visit Orion Energy Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OESX) to learn more about Orion’s Apollo® Light Pipe technology and learn about Orion’s leadership in the green technology marketplace.

Soletski, D-Green Bay and Zigmunt, D-Francis Creek, are scheduled to arrive at Orion at 2 p.m. The media is invited to attend. The visit will include a tour of the Manitowoc manufacturing facility and Orion’s new state-of-the-art technology that serves as the energy company’s world headquarters.

The focus of the visit is to learn if there’s anything the representatives can do to assist Orion in the marketplace and opportunities for expanding and creating more good paying green collar jobs.

Soletski is the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities and Zigmunt is a member of same.

Orion’s innovation and technology recently won the praise of President Barack Obama, who applauded Orion in a White House speech promoting clean energy, the creation of green collar jobs and the importance of energy efficiency.

Orion has deployed its energy management systems in 4,581 facilities across North America. Since 2001, Orion technology has displaced more than 435 megawatts, saving customers more than $577 million and reducing indirect carbon dioxide emissions by 4.9 million tons. Orion’s technology was recently internationally recognized with a Platts Global Energy Award for the single most innovative and sustainable green technology of 2008.

Orion Energy Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OESX) is a leading power technology enterprise that designs, manufactures and implements energy management systems, consisting primarily of high-performance, energy-efficient lighting systems, controls and related services for commercial and industrial customers without compromising their quantity or quality of light. For more information, visit http://www.oesx.com.

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