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Grant program give boost to local businesses

by on March 26, 2012 10:45 AM

Joanna Coder added a new boiler to her dry cleaning building with hopes of saving money. The old oil burning boiler was simply eating up too much of her business's costs.

"We projected about a 50-percent savings," she said told the Sun Gazette Sunday.

Coder's was among 31 small businesses statewide to share in the $62,000 made available. 

"This program empowers small business owners to invest in important upgrades that make the most sense for their business," DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. "It gives them the opportunity to lower the costs of production, which makes them better environmental stewards and more competitive."

Two Williamsport businesses receiving grants for investing in such upgrades were DiSalvo's Restaurant and Pasta Products, $3,439, and Williams Auto Transport, $4,300.



Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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