Attorney General Jerry Brown visits PetersenDean in Newark, CA

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California Attorney General and democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown talked with CEO Jim Petersen

Attorney General Jerry Brown visits PetersenDean in Newark, CAPetersenDean is the largest privately owned roofing and solar company in the nation, toured the warehouse and greeted employees. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown held a news conference to discuss his opposition of California’s Prop 23.

In the past two years, the company has created an average of ten new jobs every month, largely because of strong environmental policies, which have increased the popularity and affordability of solar power systems. In total, the company employs more than 1,900 workers in California, including a former NUMMI employee, and has partnered with local community colleges to train and employ students interested in green technology. Last year, the company was named America’s roofer of the year.

Attorney General Jerry Brown visits PetersenDean in Newark, CA“My company is a prime example that California’s commitment to fighting global warming can create jobs and grow our economy,” said PetersenDean CEO Jim Petersen. “If PetersenDean and the solar industry are going to thrive in California, we need leaders who are committed to moving the state forward, not those who stand in the way of progress.”