Governor Tom Wolf Announces Small Business Advantage Grant Recipients

May 28, 2015

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that nearly 140 businesses across Pennsylvania will soon install energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention projects by using Small Business Advantage Grants provided by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This year, DEP awarded more than $980,000 to 139 small businesses.

“Improving energy efficiency helps small businesses and helps improve quality of life for all residents,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “These grants will help small businesses, improve the environment and grow the economy.”

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.

The grants will create more than $2.5 million in private-sector investment in small businesses.

“Funding projects like these not only improves the environment, it helps small businesses become more efficient,” Acting DEP Secretary John Quigley said. “I am pleased to support worthwhile projects that make our air cleaner while making our economy stronger.”

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.

Since 2004, the program has awarded nearly $9.5 million to 1,915 small businesses statewide.

For more information about how the DEP supports small businesses or about future grant opportunities, contact DEP’s Office of the Small Business Ombudsman at 717-772-8909 or epadvantagegrant@pa.gov.

Below is the list of grant awards, organized by county. Grants have been rounded to the nearest whole dollar.

Allegheny

Copper Properties LP – $6,706
Danielle Jesensky DMD PC – $9,500
Diane Cleaners Inc. – $9,500
JMR Operations LLC – $6,150

Berks

AMR Trading Corporation – $4,212
Eagle Brass Company – $7,243
Heidelberg Family Restaurant Inc. – $9,500
Lacey Electric Inc. – $4,357
Lincoln Hotel LP – $9,304

Bucks

Bensalem Dental Group – $6,477
MAR & SAR LLC – $7,526
Min’s Lino’s Dry Cleaning Inc. – $9,500

Cambria

Hopes Villa – $3,030

Carbon

Maple Shade Meadows – $9,500

Centre

Bakers Construction Inc. – $6,307

Chester

243 World Domination LLC – $9,500
Casmos Liquor LLC – $9,500
Deer Creek Malthouse LLC – $9,500
Greg A. Vietri Inc. – $3,841
Paoli Cleaners Inc. – $9,500
Swann’s Pantry Inc. – $6,902
The Clean Store LLC – $1,597

Clearfield

Kurtz Bros. – $9,500
Orner Farms Inc. – $9,500
Strishock Coal Company – $9,500

Clinton

Databit Solutions – $9,500

Crawford

Firth Maple Products Inc. – $9,500
Starn Tool & Manufacturing Company – $9,500
The Tapco Tube Company – $9,500
THG & Associates – $7,310

Cumberland

4550 Lena Drive LP – $8,300
Colt Plumbing Company – $5,886
Cummings and Bricker Inc. – $9,500
Dotrich Enterprises LLC – $5,680
Dreamers Transport LLC – $5,700
Glace Associates Inc. – $9,500
Kidz Quarterz Childcare Center Inc. – $1,117
ShedMar Partners – $2,107

Dauphin

Dan’s Auto Body Inc. – $3,041
IWI US Inc. – $7,576
M & D Truck Sales & Service Inc. – $671
Nehamarwasafa Inc. – $2,332

Elk

ASMAC INC. – $3,292
E Carbon America LLC – $9,500
Enhanced Sintered Products Inc. – $4,144

Erie

GeorgeKo Industries Inc. – $9,500
Great Lakes Metal Finishing Inc. – $9,500

Franklin

Banyan Investments LLC – $9,500
Chambersburg Waste Paper Company Inc. – $9,500
Franklin Feed & Supply Co. Inc. – $2,887
Local Exposure LLC – $4,430
Waynesboro Water Works LLC – $2,524

Juniata

Dean’s Store – $3,104

Lackawanna

John F. Erhard III – $9,500
Mesko Glass and Mirror Co. Inc. – $9,163
Naro Enterprises Inc. – $9,500

Lancaster

American Clothing Restoration LLC – $9,500
Metzler Mower – $2,788
Executive Coach Inc. – $9,500
Hometown Provisions Inc. – $9,500
Optimal Wellness for Life Chiropractic Center LLC – $9,500

Lawrence

Knot Korrekt LLC – $4,600

Lebanon

Bamberger’s Inc. – $2,533
Lebanon Valley Cycles Sales Inc. – $874
Rubin Development Associates – $7,765
Timothy Bahner Food Corporation – $4,832
Umbergers of Fontana Inc. – $4,080
Zeigler’s Distributor Inc. – $3,470

Lehigh

JC Cleaners – $9,500
Spring Cleaners Inc. – $9,500
Suh’s Sun Cleaners Inc. – $9,500

Lycoming

Hill Terrace Estates Associates – $3,802
1st Choice Realty – $7,672

Mercer

Mercer Hospitality Management Corp. – $3,165

Mifflin

Monument Square Center LLC – $9,500
Penn State Construction J&D LLC – $9,500

Monroe

Brite Cleaners – $3,964

Montgomery

Chiropractic Wellness Associates LLC – $9,500
Kim’s Bethlehem Pike Cleaning – $9,500
David C. Weigle DMD PC – $9,500
Five Saints Distilling and International Spirits LLC – $9,500
GMS Cleaners LLC – $9,500
Jang’s Ace Cleaners Inc. – $9,500
Leto Cleaners – $9,500
Park’s Glenside Custom Cleaners Inc. – $9,500
Boaz Cleaners – $9,500
Sang Oh’s Village Cleaners Inc. – $9,500
Vetro Molding and Design LLC – $9,500
Warminster Frankford Cleaners Inc. – $9,500

Northampton

Smitty’s Collision Repair & Design Center Inc. – $3,273
Tencza Dental Associates PC – $9,500
Tower Products Inc. – $7,188
Bath Mini Market – $1,800

Northumberland

Shrawder Financial Services – $4,512

Perry

The Market Place – $7,111
Susquehanna Trading Post – $972

Philadelphia

Choice Cleaners Inc. – $9,500
An’s Broad Street Cleaners – $8,015
Suburban One Hour Cleaners – $9,500
Stanton Cleaners – $9,500
Orange Cleaners – $9,500
JMT Family Inc. – $7,000
Lee’s Cleaners & Laundry Inc. – $9,500
Big Save Cleaners – $9,500
Re Vision Architecture PC –$9,500
Anton Dry Cleaners – $9,500
S. M. & Jake Inc. – $3,250
Payless Cleaners – $9,500

Pike

Pickerel Inn Inc. – $9,500

Schuylkill

Brok-Sel Markets Inc. – $5,090
Fanelli Warehousing & Distribution Center Inc. – $6,055
Tuson’s TV and Appliances – $7,939
Twin Valley Farmers Exchange Inc. – $9,200

Sullivan

Endless Mountains Lodging – $5,169

Susquehanna

Resource Environmental Management Inc. – $9,500

Union

Q-E Manufacturing Inc. – $9,500
SAWCO LLC – $2,793

Venango

Klapec Auto Body Inc. – $8,211
God’s Little Garden – $3,302
Withrup House LLC – $9,500

Wayne

Jacem Inc. – $9,500

Westmoreland

Buck Transportation LLC – $9,500
Heirloom Industries LLC – $9,500
JMS Fabricated Systems Inc. – $7,052
Milton and Sons Trucking – $4,600
Rockey Trucking Company LLC $6,150
RE Uptegraff Manufacturing – $9,500
TJM2 Trucking LLC – $9,500

Wyoming

Bruce McKennas Transport – $5,700

York

Airborne Contamination Identification Assoc. LTD – $6,226
Golden Rentals LLC – $1,612
H & H Castings Inc. – $9,500
Joseph DePasquale DMD PC – $8,605
Molly’s Washhouse – $9,500
S & E Auto Reconditioning Inc. – $2,753
York Haven Fabricators Inc. – $4,450
Zech’s Service Center LLC – $4,112

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Sheridan – 717.783.1116

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