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Natural Insulation firm hires alumnus Carr as project manager

Coler Natural Insulation of Ionia recently hired Gil Carr '06 to provide project management and estimating services.

The company, founded in 2004, distributes a line of soy-based and other green, energy-efficient insulation products to clients in Upstate New York.

Carr, originally from Allegany, N.Y., graduated with a B.A. after double-majoring in architectural studies and environmental studies and minoring in history. He was among a group of students and faculty who proposed installing a geothermal heating system in the Finger Lakes Institute quarters on South Main Street.

He also worked on a project to convert used cooking oil into a clean-burning alternative fuel “biodiesel,” organized week-long activities leading up to Earth Day, and worked as a counselor for the Environmental Science Summer Youth Institute, an interdisciplinary summer program run by HWS for rising high school juniors and seniors.

Carr, who lives in Geneva, was also a member of Campus Greens, volunteered for America Reads, worked as an admissions senior intern and tour guide, and led trips for the Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Program. He studied in Denmark and received a Melley Scholarship and the Ashmun Prize.

Details on the company are available by visiting
Coler calling (585) 624-2499 or e-mailing