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5/28/2014 12:51:16 PM

Itron expands Malta contract
Itron Inc. has expanded its contract with Malta's Water Services Corporation (MWSC), a water provider to the Mediterranean island of Malta's 400,000 residents and more than 1 million annual tourists.

MWSC is using Itron's meters as an aid in increasing operational efficiency and improving customer service in the region. To date, MWSC has successfully installed 120,000 Itron smart water meters and has signed a contract for an additional 33,000.

Itron is a publicly traded international company headquartered in Liberty Lake. 

STCU awards grants to teens
Spokane Teacher's Credit Union awarded $5,000 to area teens, including $1,000 to students from Dishman Hills High School in the Spokane Valley, to help brighten the lives of hospitalized children, as part of STCU's Hundred Dollar Project.

The Sandpoint High School Interact Club received the most votes, winning $2,500 for its work of providing baby supplies to a local food bank.

A three-person team from Rogers High School received $1,500 to help provide supplies to homeless women and children.

This is the third year for the Hundred Dollar Project, which encourages teens to "start a movement, launch an innovation, brighten a life or change the world." Earlier this year, 35 teams of teens from Washington and Idaho submitted project ideas, and judges narrowed those down to 10 that received $100 each.

Each of the 10 finalists were invited to report back with a video showing how they used the $100 to do good. From April 14 through April 18, visitors to hundreddollarproject.org watched the videos and submitted more than 1,600 votes for the project they felt was most deserving of further prizes. (See the videos produced by the three winning teams at www.hundreddollarproject.org.)

With branches throughout the Inland Northwest, STCU is based in Liberty Lake. 

Telect showcases products
Telect, a manufacturer of network equipment, exhibited data center equipment solutions at the Data Center World Global Conference in Las Vegas April 30 and May 1. 

Telect product experts met with customers, showcasing Telect's data center solutions including Data Center Racks, nrgSMART™ circuit-level power monitoring products, WaveTrax fiber ducting solutions, copper and fiber connectivity equipment, DC power distribution equipment, and plug-and-play, integrated Telect Power Systems. 

Telect is headquartered in Liberty Lake and has manufacturing facilities in Plano, Texas, and Guadalajara, Mexico. 

In Biz features Liberty Lake-connected business items. Contact The Splash with business news at editor@libertylakesplash.com.

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