Alternative Energy Grant Approved For Local Company

(HARRISBURG) – – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today approved an Alternative and Clean Energy Program grant of $1.75 million for Furman Foods of Northumberland for a project that will save energy and create jobs.  The grant was announced by Senator John R. Gordner (R-27), who worked with the company to obtain the CFA funding.

Furman’s will match the state funds to construct an innovative energy system to convert its existing conventional wastewater treatment plant into a waste-to-energy producing facility.  The project will allow Furman’s to expand product lines and production, as well as substantially reduce energy costs and usage.  24 full time jobs are expected to be created as a result of the expansion.

“I met with Furman Foods officials and toured the facility last summer, and was immediately impressed by the proposal,” said Senator Gordner.  “This type of state investment is good for environment, good for local jobs and good for our community.”

“Without this project, Furman Foods would not be able to grow new product lines,” said Chad Geise, a Vice President at the company.  “In fact, we were approaching a serious capacity situation, and we are very thankful of Senator Gordner’s interest in this project.”

The Commonwealth Financing Authority is an independent agency which administers Pennsylvania’s economic development programs.



Todd B. Roup (717) 787- 8928
Chad Geise (570) 473- 3516 x 570