Partners

ICMAFounded in 1914, ICMA (International City/County Management Association) is the premier local government leadership and management organization. Its mission is to create excellence in local governance by advocating and developing the professional management of local government worldwide. In addition to supporting its nearly 9,000 members, ICMA provides publications, data, information, technical assistance, and training and professional development to thousands of city, town, and county experts and other individuals throughout the world.  

City logoFrom reducing suburban sprawl to growing a robust and connected trail system to protecting its natural habitat, Fayetteville has been a leader among American cities in its effort to become a sustainable community. Now the City of Fayetteville is striving to become a hub for the clean technology sector and the 21st century’s green economy. The Fayetteville Public Library’s Solar Test Bed Project only enhances this effort by establishing a living laboratory for research and development from the University of Arkansas in the area of renewable, clean energy production.  

ENGR_Logo_MainNCREPT – America’s electric power industry is the largest among developed countries and serves the biggest economy. Yet, the nation’s transmission grid is fragmented among more than 3,100 entities and is in need of modernization as the U.S. economy becomes more dependent on uninterrupted, high quality electric power supplies. The University of Arkansas’ National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission (NCREPT) is one of the most advanced research facilities in the country dedicated to creating a “Smart Grid” that will carry electricity in a cheaper, more reliable and efficient manner.  

AEDC_EnergyOffice4cThe ARKANSAS ENERGY OFFICE, a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, promotes energy efficiency and emerging technologies through energy education and information programs as well as managing federal energy funds in the State of Arkansas.  

High-Resolution APEI Logo (2008)APEI, Inc. is a small R&D firm with over $3 million in annual revenues from federal, state, and private contracts. APEI, Inc. comprises of 19 employees, including 4 PhD’s who are experts in all facets of power electronics engineering. APEI, Inc. is based out of the Arkansas Technology Research Park. Research Park clients have access to the University of Arkansas’ High Density Electronics Center (HiDEC), which is a multimillion dollar advanced packaging center consisting of 4,000 sq. ft. of Class 100 and Class 1000 clean room space. APEI, Inc. is also partnered with the National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission (NCREPT), a center established for the purpose of investigating solid-state solutions for the electric power grid including both protection devices as well as energy storage applications.  

Campbell Electric (JPEG) LogoCampbell Electric, Inc. has been and continues to be a trendsetter in the commercial electrical industry throughout Northwest Arkansas.  Since our inception in 1994 our employee friendly company has completed well over 1,000 jobs in the Northwest Arkansas area ranging from small commercial tenant finishes to multi story office complexes.  Our three owners have over 75 years combined electrical experience and possess the knowledge and experience to bring in our jobs on time and on budget.

Garver LogoGarver is a multi-disciplined engineering, planning, and environmental services firm committed to quality practices, progressive methods, and honorable relationships. Our clients’ trust is the cornerstone of our business, and we adopt their visions to deliver projects founded on sound designs, creative solutions, cost-effective services, and first-class customer care. Garver provides services for aviation, transportation, water, energy, industrial, development, federal, survey, and construction administration projects. Over the course of nine decades, Garver has expanded its geographical base from our headquarters in North Little Rock, Arkansas to 10 additional offices in Huntsville and Florence, Alabama; Fayetteville and Hot Springs, Arkansas; Destin, Florida; Brandon, Mississippi; Norman and Tulsa, Oklahoma; Franklin, Tennessee; and Frisco, Texas.

BP Solar logoBP Solar, part of BP Alternative Energy, is a global company with about 1,600 employees. BP Solar designs, manufactures and markets solar energy products and provides complete solar energy solutions for the residential, commercial, industrial and utility sectors. With over 35 years of experience and installations in most countries, BP Solar is one of the world’s leading solar companies. BP Solar invests more than $10M annually in photovoltaic research and development.

mccMutli-Craft Contractors, Inc. – The region’s market leader in quality of work, MCC has achieved steady growth by forging lasting relationships with our clients through strong performance and dedication to service. MCC’s diversified workforce is comprised of over 300 professional craftspeople, including on-staff mechanical and electrical engineers as well as a registered professional engineer overseeing the departments. No other company in the region can offer such a volume of experience in as many different fields of service. With an offering of mechanical contracting, electrical contracting, metal fabrication and specialized services, we provide a 360-degree approach for comprehensive contracting solutions.

aep-logoAEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP’s transmission system directly or indirectly serves about 10 percent of the electricity demand in the Eastern Interconnection, the interconnected transmission system that covers 38 eastern and central U.S. states and eastern Canada, and approximately 11 percent of the electricity demand in ERCOT, the transmission system that covers much of Texas. AEP’s utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.

logoFounded in 1997, United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with nearly 615 rental locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Our diverse customer base includes construction and industrial companies, utilities, municipalities, and homeowners.

unirac-logoBy partnering with the industry’s premier integrators and distributors, Unirac delivers custom-designed solutions using highly engineered mounting technology, backed by excellent end-to-end technical support.Since delivering its first PV mounting system in 1998, Unirac has experienced remarkable growth of its innovative and superior racking systems. We continue to be selected for many prominent installations such as the Google Campus in Mountain View, California, the largest corporate solar installation in the U.S. to date; as well as Universal Studios, in California.

Engineering Consultants, Inc. –

We have experience and expertise in all major materials, which include steel, reinforced concrete, masonry, and wood – both solid sawn and engineered lumber. Our clients include architects, contractors, owners and other engineers. We pride ourselves in furnishing efficient engineering design and neat, accurate construction documents which are completed within our client’s time requirements. We have extensive experience in investigative engineering such as damage assessments, structural surveys, and analysis of existing structures.


lowes_masthead_logoLowe’s has been helping our customers improve the places they call home for more than 60 years. Lowe’s operates more than 1,700 stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In 2009, Lowe’s earned several notable industry distinctions, including: Ranked 42 on the FORTUNE®  500, first winner of the ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award in Retail