An area company has won an award for energy efficiency through its retailing.
A ceremony was held in Washington D.C. Tuesday, as Menards was the winner of the 2009 Energy Star Award for Excellence in Home Improvement Retailing.
The award is presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
The store is being honored for leadership in marketing home improvement products that have earned the Energy Star.
Menards was chosen from more then 12,000 participating stores in the program.