By Valerie Paquin “Did you know…at least 28 billion pounds of edible food are wasted each year – or over 100 pounds per person. Putting one less cookie on Santa’s plate will reduce his snacking by about 2 million pounds.” –...
By Bonnie Ellis, Senior Telecom Analyst The telecom contract may seem like a straight forward agreement. You sign a slightly reduced rate if you agree to stay with a carrier for a predefined period of time. It seems good on the surface, but over time you could end up...
Part IV Another Record Cold Winter Could Mean Trouble for Natural Gas Prices in the Northeast By Keith Laake and Kevin Laake In the U.S., pressure to shift away from coal to cleaner energy sources has increased our reliance on natural gas. Coal, which traditionally...
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Part II Another Record Cold Winter Could Mean Trouble for Natural Gas Prices in the Northeast By Keith Laake and Kevin Laake In part one of this article we looked at how the unseasonably cold ’13-’14 winter caused an unpredictable rise in natural gas prices for the...
"Cost Control Associates reduced our telephone bill costs. Their audit was thorough and comprehensive. Every aspect of our telecom services was reviewed for errors. It was a very worthwhile project."
Coca-Cola Bottling CompanyMarch 18, 2016
"Cost Control Associates recommended and implemented changes in local calling plans that resulted in significant savings for our company. We found Cost Control Associates to be prompt and detailed in their reporting and their employees very professional and courteous."
F. W. Webb CompanyMarch 18, 2016
"Cost Control Associates showed us that a one-size-fits-all reverse auction process does not always produce the best results. We abandoned the reverse auction results for Cost Control Associates’ RFP process. They tripled the savings the reverse auction process produced!"
"Cost Control Associates made a valuable contribution towards the reduction of our utility and telecommunication costs."
C. R. Bard, Inc.March 18, 2016
"We had already made good progress in tracking and controlling energy costs on our own, so we questioned whether Cost Control Associates could do any better. The $2.5 million in annual savings that they found was quite an answer!"
"We have recommended Cost Control Associates’ services to other AAA branches. We would certainly recommend them to any company or organization looking to reduce costs and find assurance that their utility and telephone accounts are billed correctly."
AAA Hudson ValleyMarch 18, 2016
"Our previous energy bill payer had assured us they were providing a constant close review of our rates and overall services. Cost Control Associates made a big impression when they found energy cost savings that added up to six figures!"
"We hired Cost Control Associates to improve our budgeting process for water, sewer, gas and electric services across all worksites. They were already processing and paying our energy invoices,so it made sense to learn about their Budgeting and Forecasting Services. With their support, we enhanced our budgeting accuracy and gained ability to adjust utility values as needed. Cost Control delivers a timely, accurate result—and their people are always pleasant to work with."
“We were impressed that Cost Control Associates’ efforts produced refunds and annual savings of more than $40,000. The greatest value is knowing we are now accurately billed by the utility and telecom companies.”
"It is the expert recommendations of Cost Control Associates’ staff, on a continual basis, that ease the administrative strain of trying to stay abreast of regulation, deregulation, consolidations, competition and technology."
Town of Queensbury, NYApril 14, 2016
“The analysis was well worth any effort on our part. School districts are stretched pretty thin these days; we were happy when Cost Control Associates found opportunities for refunds and savings. I give them a ‘10’ on their overall services. They were easy to work with, too.”