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Seven Utah companies will be recognized on Wednesday for steps they have taken to reduce energy consumption.

The companies all are members of the Utah Industrial Energy Efficiency Program. Their efforts will be recognized at the Governor's Energy Development Summit at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.

The seven companies are:

• BD (Becton Dickinson) Medical, Sandy.

• J.R. Simplot Co., Vernal.

• Lifetime Products, Clearfield.

• Varian Medical Systems, Salt Lake City.

• Alliant Techsystems, Magna.

• Skyline Mines, Carbon County.

• O.C. Tanner, Salt Lake City.

The Utah Industrial Energy Efficiency Program, which is operated under the state's Office of Energy Development, helps Utah companies gain experience in energy efficiency so they can reduce their energy usage.