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Iowa Company Relights Lady Liberty
DES MOINES, Iowa More than 70,000 New Yorkers are still without power following Superstorm Sandy Monday, but the Statue of Liberty is no longer on that list thanks to an Iowa company.
Musco Lighting based in Oskaloosa is donating the resources and the manpower to light up Lady Liberty.
Musco Lighting President Joe Crookham, Director of Field Services Gary Gordon and their team went to work after the storm hit. Within 5 days, they'd designed, built and delivered a new system for Lady Liberty.
Friday night, the team flipped the switch on 36 new LED lights and three diesel generators.
Musco officials said the statue is now lit brighter than before and uses 75 percent less energy.
The company is donating its services.
Musco President Joe Crookham said they'll probably design and donate a permanent lighting system for the statue when power is restored to Liberty Island.