Monthly Archives: July 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 84 LUMBER PARTNERS WITH PENNSYLVANIA LED LIGHTING MANUFACTURER

Full product line of Green Lighting LED bulbs and fixtures now available at 84 Lumber stores nationwide.

Kennard Anderson, July 12, 2013

Erie, Pennsylvania – Green Lighting LED announced a partnership with 84 Lumber Co and will be stocking shelves across the country with LED light bulbs and fixtures manufactured in Pennsylvania.  Both companies hale from Pennsylvania and see the opportunity to increase manufacturing and jobs in the region – all while providing energy savings and quality lighting solutions to customers nationwide.

“Our partnership links two terrific companies from Pennsylvania together,” stated Joel Gehly, President of Green Lighting LED.  “LED lighting solutions fit perfectly with 84 Lumber’s Green Building Initiative and efforts to provide eco-friendly solutions for their customers.”

The Green Building Initiative for 84 Lumber includes multiple products on the shelf and recycling efforts at the office.  All paper, boxes and aluminum at their corporate headquarters are recycled.  Since 2008, they’ve saved over 1,000,000 gallons of fuel consumption through their satellite shipping program.

Green Lighting LED estimates adding 10 new jobs from the partnership over a 3 year period.  Runner up for Entrepreneur of the Year in the Erie, Pennsylvania region in 2011, Green Lighting LED started in 2007 with a vision for providing LED lighting solutions while increasing jobs in the USA.  Known for quality and custom manufactured solutions, their products can be found at universities, restaurants, and homes across the country.

84 Lumber states on their website, ‘…environmental stewardship begins at home.’  True to their word, over 50 locations now meet FSC standards for environmental impact, and they sourced environmentally friendly products from a local manufacturer for your doorstep.

Contractors and do-it-yourselfers now have eco-friendly & American made solutions available off the self.  LED lighting solutions manufactured by Green Lighting LED and sold throughout 84 Lumber stores nationwide.

Pennsylvania LED Grant for Small Businesses to Upgrade Lighting

Governor Tom Corbett today encouraged Pennsylvania small-business owners to apply for DEP’s Small Business Advantage Grant to finance pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects.

In this LED grant, businesses can apply for 50-percent matching funds of up to $9,500 to adopt or acquire energy-efficient or pollution-prevention equipment or procedures.

“Supporting projects that promote energy efficiency, especially in small businesses, will help keep Pennsylvania on the path to energy independence,” Corbett said.

Applicants must be a for-profit corporation, limited liability corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity with 100 or fewer full-time employees. The grant-supported project must be located in Pennsylvania, be owned by the applicant and save the business at least 25 percent plus $500 in annual energy consumption or in pollution handling or prevention related expenses.

Applicants may be manufacturers, retailers, service providers, mining operators or agricultural businesses. Eligible projects include high-efficiency LED lighting manufactured in Pennsylvania by Green Lighting LED.

The application deadline is Sept. 6. Eligible applications will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis from July 8 through Sept. 6 or until funds are exhausted, whichever comes first. Funding is eligible on the LED grant for those costs incurred between July 8, 2013 and June 30, 2014.

Applications must be mailed to the Department of Environmental Protection’s Grant Center, P.O. Box 8776, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8776 or hand delivered to DEP’s Grant Center, 15thFloor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301.  Faxes or electronic submissions will not be accepted.

For more information and to view the application package, instructions and application form, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click on the “Small Business Advantage Grant” button. To contact the Small Business Ombudsman’s Office, call 717-772-8909 or emailepadvantagegrant@pa.gov. 

Green Lighting LED contact: Josh Gehly, 814-897-8870

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