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Pennsylvania DEP Awards Energy-Efficiency, Pollution-Prevention Grants to 56 Small Businesses

  • November 8, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $418,049 in grants to help 56 small businesses across Pennsylvania invest in energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention projects.

“Since 2004, this program has generated more than $26 million in private-sector investment in small business,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “All Pennsylvanians enjoy the benefits of the return on this investment through making small businesses more energy-efficient and more competitive.”

Pennsylvania‘s Small Business Advantage Grant program, funded through the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act, helps businesses with 100 or fewer employees. It provides 50-percent matching reimbursement grants of up to $9,500 to implement projects that will save 25 percent annually in pollution prevention or energy-related costs. Since 2004, the program has invested $6.6 million in 1,642 small businesses statewide.

Of the $1 million in grants budgeted for the current fiscal year, this is the first of two announcements of selected grantees. The 56 new grants will create $1,542,437 of private-sector investment in small businesses.

Examples of eligible projects include high-efficiency HVAC and insulation upgrades, high-efficiency lighting to save energy, installation of energy-efficient heat pumps and new auxiliary power units that help large trucks reduce time spent with idling engines.

For more information about the Small Business Advantage Grant program, contact DEP’s Small Business Ombudsman’s Office at 717-772-8909 or via email at epadvantagegrant@pa.gov.

Media Contact: Amanda Witman, 717-787-1323

Editor’s Note: The 56 businesses that were awarded grants are listed below, alphabetically by county, with the project location and award amount.

Bedford County
Graham Trucking – $4,350

Berks County
Berks Gymnastics – $4,815
Bruno’s Trucking LLC – $4,350
Shawn R. Habakus, DMD – $9,500

Bradford County
Ram Tire and Auto Service – $4,865

Butler County
Hutchinson Dry Cleaners – $9,500
Warren C. Sauers Co. Inc. – $4,350

Chester County
Nova Cleaners – $8,630

Cumberland County
Business Development Systems Inc. – $9,500
R.D.S. Transport LLC – $5,400
Quality Cleaners Inc. – $9,500

Erie County
JLS Trucking – $4,350

Forest County
Cathedral Pines Inc. – $5,855

Jefferson County
Barber Trucking Inc. – $9,500
Jodat Technologies Co. Inc. – $6,806
Mary’s Place – $9,409

Lancaster County
Abel Tire Inc. – $3,747
Hendricks‘ Flowers – $9,500

Lehigh County
Suh’s Sun Cleaners Inc. – $9,500

Luzerne County
Jim Jaster LLC – $9,500

Lycoming County
Faxon Cleaners Inc. – $4,539
Hermance and Strouse Inc. – $9,295
Paulhamus Litho Inc. – $9,500
West Branch Tennis Club – $3,449

McKean County
The Grocery Stretcher – $7,761

Mercer County
Franklin Trucking – $4,350
Respect Trucking Inc. – $4,887
Wheaton Dry Cleaners – $8,038

Mifflin County
K.R.W. Services Inc. – $4,350
Kerstetter Trucking – $9,500
Monument Square Center LLC – $9,500

Monroe County
Personal Touch Cleaners of Tannersville Inc. – $9,500

Montgomery County
King of Prussia Veterinary Hospital – $9,500
Ralph’s Corner Cleaners and Tailors – $9,500

Northampton County
David L. Danner$1,612
Tobacco and More Inc. – $1,310

Philadelphia County
Adam’s Run Cleaners – $9,500
Amy Swan Cleaners Inc. – $9,500
Choice Cleaners Inc. – $9,500
Hahn Shelmire Cleaners – $9,500
Jones Smith Assoc. LLC – $7,250
New Riff Cleaners – $9,500
P and J One Hour Cleaners – $9,500
Professional One Hour Cleaners – $ 9,500
6301 Royal Cleaners Inc. – $9,500
S. M. and Jake Inc. – $9,500
Saul N. Miller DDS – $9,500
TGV Inc. – $9,500
Yoon’s Family Cleaners – $9,500

Schuylkill County
Edward’s Flowers – $2,218

Snyder County
Ideal Self Storage LLC – $3,955

Susquehanna County
Creative Window and Door Inc. – $8,258

Washington County
Bedner’s Farm and Greenhouse – $9,500
Minerd and Sons Inc. – $9,500

Westmoreland County
Gilbert P. Hribal II$4,350

Wyoming County
Penn’s Best Inc. – $9,500

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection