Richmond, VA - Today, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden joined former governor and U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine for a tour and employee townhall at GridPoint, Inc., an industry leader in providing businesses with energy solutions that increase efficiency and decrease overall energy costs.  

"GridPoint's innovative energy management systems are saving companies up to a fifth of their total energy costs per month," said Tim Kaine.  "These are dollars that can be invested back into the business to expand and hire new workers.  Their advancements in energy efficiency and conservation technology are absolutely essential to ensuring our businesses can compete in an increasingly competitive global economy."

"Whether it's through conservation, innovation, or by harnessing the power of the sun, GridPoint allows corporations to invest their money in their product and their workforce rather than overhead costs," said Senator Ron Wyden.  "We should be encouraging these practices at the federal level in both the private and public sector and I look forward to working with Tim Kaine to expand these innovative practices."

“Virginians make their own choices for elective office, but I’m here to volunteer an opinion: whether it’s jobs and the economy, tax reform, or investments in infrastructure and education, upending the gridlock in Washington requires the election of Tim Kaine," Senator Wyden added.  "Tim has a proven track record of getting results by working with both Republicans and Democrats.  I have been impressed by Tim’s ability to bring people together as a mayor and a governor to solve critical challenges facing our communities, families, and businesses.  I look forward to partnering with him and our Republican colleagues in the U.S. Senate to take on the big issues that are facing Virginia, Oregon, and the nation." 

“I served with George Allen, and I don’t get into the business of attacking candidates, but I do believe that if Virginians want to get beyond hyper-partisanship and the practice of pitting individuals against one another, Tim Kaine is the answer.”

Since 1996, Senator Wyden has served Oregon in the United States Senate and has been recognized as a leading voice for bipartisanship in the Senate, crafting innovative solutions on taxes, technology, infrastructure investments and clean energy.

"As a U.S. Senator, I look forward to partnering with Senator Wyden and others to foster innovation, grow high-tech manufacturing jobs, and strengthen our economy. I was proud to work with both parties as governor to pass strategic initiatives for Virginia that improved education, balanced the budget, and promoted public health and safety. If elected, I will continue to work with members of any party who have ideas to move our country forward."