Gordner, Millard Announce Grant in Columbia County

(HARRISBURG) – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has awarded a grant to Autoneum North America, Inc. in Columbia County, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative David R. Millard (R-109).  Through the strong support of both members, funds were made available through the Alternative and Clean Energy program.

The grant, in the amount of $1,000,000, is planning to be utilized for the purchase and installation of a 2,000 kW combined heat and power system at their manufacturing plant in Bloomsburg.  When completed, the new system will provide approximately 41% of the electrical usage and 67% of the steam usage annually for the plant.

“I am pleased that the CFA has awarded this significant grant,” said Senator Gordner.  “Autoneum is a major employer in the Bloomsburg area, sustaining over 600 families, and is an incredible asset to the Bloomsburg community.”

“This grant can assist the company to pay for a new system that will allow Autoneum to run its plant in a more sustainable and efficient manner,” said Representative Millard.  “By doing so, the Bloomsburg plant will continue to excel in a competitive international business market.”

The Commonwealth Financing Agency was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus programs.

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens 717-787-8928