Governor Tom Wolf Announces Small Business Advantage Grant Recipients

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 28, 2015 Economy,  Energy,  Environment,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Results 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.AlleghenyCopper Properties LP – $6,706Danielle Jesensky DMD PC – $9,500Diane Cleaners Inc. – $9,500JMR Operations LLC – $6,150BerksAMR Trading Corporation – $4,212Eagle Brass Company – $7,243Heidelberg Family Restaurant Inc. – $9,500Lacey Electric Inc. – $4,357Lincoln Hotel LP – $9,304BucksBensalem Dental Group – $6,477MAR & SAR LLC – $7,526Min’s Lino’s Dry Cleaning Inc. – $9,500CambriaHopes Villa – $3,030CarbonMaple Shade Meadows – $9,500CentreBakers Construction Inc. – $6,307Chester243 World Domination LLC – $9,500Casmos Liquor LLC – $9,500Deer Creek Malthouse LLC – $9,500Greg A. Vietri Inc. – $3,841Paoli Cleaners Inc. – $9,500Swann’s Pantry Inc. – $6,902The Clean Store LLC – $1,597ClearfieldKurtz Bros. – $9,500Orner Farms Inc. – $9,500Strishock Coal Company – $9,500ClintonDatabit Solutions – $9,500CrawfordFirth Maple Products Inc. – $9,500Starn Tool & Manufacturing Company – $9,500The Tapco Tube Company – $9,500THG & Associates – $7,310Cumberland4550 Lena Drive LP – $8,300Colt Plumbing Company – $5,886Cummings and Bricker Inc. – $9,500Dotrich Enterprises LLC – $5,680Dreamers Transport LLC – $5,700Glace Associates Inc. – $9,500Kidz Quarterz Childcare Center Inc. – $1,117ShedMar Partners – $2,107DauphinDan’s Auto Body Inc. – $3,041IWI US Inc. – $7,576M & D Truck Sales & Service Inc. – $671Nehamarwasafa Inc. – $2,332ElkASMAC INC. – $3,292E Carbon America LLC – $9,500Enhanced Sintered Products Inc. – $4,144ErieGeorgeKo Industries Inc. – $9,500Great Lakes Metal Finishing Inc. – $9,500FranklinBanyan Investments LLC – $9,500Chambersburg Waste Paper Company Inc. – $9,500Franklin Feed & Supply Co. Inc. – $2,887Local Exposure LLC – $4,430Waynesboro Water Works LLC – $2,524JuniataDean’s Store – $3,104LackawannaJohn F. Erhard III – $9,500Mesko Glass and Mirror Co. Inc. – $9,163Naro Enterprises Inc. – $9,500LancasterAmerican Clothing Restoration LLC – $9,500Metzler Mower – $2,788Executive Coach Inc. – $9,500Hometown Provisions Inc. – $9,500Optimal Wellness for Life Chiropractic Center LLC – $9,500LawrenceKnot Korrekt LLC – $4,600LebanonBamberger’s Inc. – $2,533Lebanon Valley Cycles Sales Inc. – $874Rubin Development Associates – $7,765Timothy Bahner Food Corporation – $4,832Umbergers of Fontana Inc. – $4,080Zeigler’s Distributor Inc. – $3,470LehighJC Cleaners – $9,500Spring Cleaners Inc. – $9,500Suh’s Sun Cleaners Inc. – $9,500LycomingHill Terrace Estates Associates – $3,8021st Choice Realty – $7,672MercerMercer Hospitality Management Corp. – $3,165MifflinMonument Square Center LLC – $9,500Penn State Construction J&D LLC – $9,500MonroeBrite Cleaners – $3,964MontgomeryChiropractic Wellness Associates LLC – $9,500Kim’s Bethlehem Pike Cleaning – $9,500David C. Weigle DMD PC – $9,500Five Saints Distilling and International Spirits LLC – $9,500GMS Cleaners LLC – $9,500Jang’s Ace Cleaners Inc. – $9,500Leto Cleaners – $9,500Park’s Glenside Custom Cleaners Inc. – $9,500Boaz Cleaners – $9,500Sang Oh’s Village Cleaners Inc. – $9,500Vetro Molding and Design LLC – $9,500Warminster Frankford Cleaners Inc. – $9,500NorthamptonSmitty’s Collision Repair & Design Center Inc. – $3,273Tencza Dental Associates PC – $9,500Tower Products Inc. – $7,188Bath Mini Market – $1,800NorthumberlandShrawder Financial Services – $4,512PerryThe Market Place – $7,111Susquehanna Trading Post – $972PhiladelphiaChoice Cleaners Inc. – $9,500An’s Broad Street Cleaners – $8,015Suburban One Hour Cleaners – $9,500Stanton Cleaners – $9,500Orange Cleaners – $9,500JMT Family Inc. – $7,000Lee’s Cleaners & Laundry Inc. – $9,500Big Save Cleaners – $9,500Re Vision Architecture PC –$9,500Anton Dry Cleaners – $9,500S. M. & Jake Inc. – $3,250Payless Cleaners – $9,500PikePickerel Inn Inc. – $9,500SchuylkillBrok-Sel Markets Inc. – $5,090Fanelli Warehousing & Distribution Center Inc. – $6,055Tuson’s TV and Appliances – $7,939Twin Valley Farmers Exchange Inc. – $9,200SullivanEndless Mountains Lodging – $5,169SusquehannaResource Environmental Management Inc. – $9,500UnionQ-E Manufacturing Inc. – $9,500SAWCO LLC – $2,793VenangoKlapec Auto Body Inc. – $8,211God’s Little Garden – $3,302Withrup House LLC – $9,500WayneJacem Inc. – $9,500WestmorelandBuck Transportation LLC – $9,500Heirloom Industries LLC – $9,500JMS Fabricated Systems Inc. – $7,052Milton and Sons Trucking – $4,600Rockey Trucking Company LLC $6,150RE Uptegraff Manufacturing – $9,500TJM2 Trucking LLC – $9,500WyomingBruce McKennas Transport – $5,700YorkAirborne Contamination Identification Assoc. LTD – $6,226Golden Rentals LLC – $1,612H & H Castings Inc. – $9,500Joseph DePasquale DMD PC – $8,605Molly’s Washhouse – $9,500S & E Auto Reconditioning Inc. – $2,753York Haven Fabricators Inc. – $4,450Zech’s Service Center LLC – $4,112MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Sheridan – 717.783.1116# # #center_img Governor Tom Wolf Announces Small Business Advantage Grant Recipientslast_img read more

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Whicker: Strikeout power lifts Dodgers again

first_imgArizona has struck out 27 times in these two games. The Diamondbacks rank second in the NL in slugging percentage, with two 60-RBI men in Lamb and Paul Goldschmidt. Arizona ranks third in runs scored. But the once-rudimentary task of putting bat on ball with men on base has given way to the maximalist approach, and when it doesn’t work, it’s ugly. There are productive outs. There are no productive strikeouts.Wood has a 1.67 ERA and a .174 batting average-against, in case you think the Cy Young Award discussion was a binary choice between Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer. When Wood got those rally-snuffing strikeouts, he pumped his fist and exulted.“They’re an incredible ballclub,” Wood said. “Those are the innings where they’re capable of breaking open a ballgame. When you’re able to get out of those situations, your emotion kind of takes over a little bit.“I’ve been able to use different pitches to get out of those situations, but that all goes back to the preparation we do with Honey (pitching coach Rick Honeycutt) and Yas (catcher Yasmani Grandal) before I even go out there. I’ve already got a good idea of how to attack them, so at that point all you’re worried about is making a pitch.”Attack is the keyword. The Dodgers pitchers lead the NL in strikeouts and are also the best at avoiding walks, an equation that is difficult to beat. They also have a bullpen WHIP (walks and hits, per innings pitched) of 1.1. Baez walked pinch-hitter A.J. Pollock on four pitches to lead off the eighth, and Manager Dave Roberts hustled out to reset him. Then Baez blew away Gregor Blanco, got a forceout, and struck out Goldschmidt at 99 mph.But the Diamondbacks, obviously, pitched almost as well. They began with rookie Zack Godley, a right-hander from the University of Tennessee who stops the running game cold and impressed Roberts with his breaking ball command.Godley gave up a run on Grandal’s double in the second inning but was gathering steam as the game progressed. He struck out Justin Turner with one out and Chase Utley on second, in the sixth inning.No matter. Manager Torey Lovullo headed moundward, and Godley turned his back and stood well behind the mound. When Lovullo asked for the ball, Godley provided it and then did a near-sprint into the dugout.The move worked, but the reluctance of managers to let their starting pitchers handle deep water is reaching parody. If they’re really incapable of cruising through a lineup three times, why all the pregame preparation?The Dodgers hook their starters quickly, too. But somehow they’re managing this without dissolving their key relief pitchers. Even though they have won 57 games, they have only used Jansen 34 times. You attribute that to a lot of blowout wins in which his save isn’t necessary. This is why run-differential is important.“They know we’re not walking guys, we’re going to keep attacking the zone,” Jansen said. “Make them chase when we need to. That is what we did tonight.”The Diamondbacks might still be chasing, but they’re in the wrong car. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Dodgers ended each of the final six innings with strikeouts. Alex Wood, now 10-0, blew away Brandon Drury with men on second and third base in the fourth. He did the same thing to Jake Lamb, on a 94 mph sinking fastball with Diamondbacks sitting hopefully on first and second.Kenley Jansen dealt the last morsel of K rations in the ninth when he set down Chris Herrmann, with Drury on first.“It’s offense against defense,” Jansen said. He’s referring to the Dodger pitchers as the offense.“We’re pitching aggressively,” he said. “ We’re not going to walk you, we’re going to put the pressure on.“You give them credit for being good hitters but people have to give us a little credit, too. We’re making pitches. It’s not just power against power, because you have to go to your location. Last night I didn’t (on a three-run home run by Daniel Descalso) and I paid for it. You’re still trying to hit some spots, but you’re mainly going after them.”center_img LOS ANGELES >> This was back in 1980, when Chrysler and Plymouth were putting out ground-breaking economy vehicles, or were trying to.Willie Wilson of the Kansas City Royals hit .154 with 12 strikeouts, and Bill Madden of the New York Daily News said that if Mike Schmidt deserved the luxury car for World Series MVP, Wilson deserved the “K” car, one of those Reliants and Arises that were quickly swept off to the junkyards.But Wilson at least needed six games to pile up those 12 strikeouts. He would be known as a contact hitter today.The Dodgers stopped Arizona, 1-0, Wednesday night to take a 4½-game lead in the NL West. There was potential change in every pitch. It would have felt like Koufax vs. Marichal, except it was Wood and Baez and Jansen vs. Godley and Chafin and De La Rosa and Bradley. Modern ball, and nothing typified it more than the 14 times the Diamondbacks struck out.last_img read more

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