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USANA Celebrates New Earth-Friendly Building and Xeriscaping

USANA Health Sciences held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today for its new, earth-friendly building and grounds at its headquarters in West Valley City, Utah.

USANA's recent expansion includes a new, environmentally friendly 75,000-square-foot office tower and a three-level parking structure. An 84,000-square-foot addition to the company's warehouse and manufacturing area is slated for completion in early 2008. USANA will install solar panels on its new buildings that will provide power for two floors of the corporate office and the entire parking terrace.

A major part of the construction project included xeriscape landscaping, for which grass around USANA's 3.25 acres of property was replaced with rocks, mulch, trees, soil, low-water plants, walking trails and a sand volleyball court. USANA estimates the xeriscaping project will save approximately 750,000 gallons of water a year.

The solar panels and xeriscaping initiatives are part of the company's new USANAgreen program, which is aimed at helping USANA cut waste, increase efficiency and lessen its impact on the environment. "USANA recognizes that human health and environmental health go hand in hand," USANA President Dave Wentz explained. "As a manufacturer of health and nutrition products, we have a responsibility to protect, preserve and promote the integrity of our environment."

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