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

Harrisburg – 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

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