American Recovery & Reinvestment Grant Projects
Two Westar Trade Resources clients were among the 48 recipients of funding for new advanced battery and electric drive projects that will receive $2.4 billion in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. A $32.5 million grant was given to East Penn Manufacturing Co., as well as a $12.6 million grant awarded to FutureFuel Chemical Company; both were prepared and submitted by Westar Trade Resources.
In addition, East Penn Manufacturing Company also received a $2.6 million award from the DOE Recovery Act Smart Grid Demonstration Grant program.
“Our Company, East Penn Manufacturing Company Inc, was presented with an opportunity to apply for Federal Stimulus money; however, we had very little experience in applying for a government grant. Westar Trade Resources came highly recommended to us as having the experience to get the job done. We hired them and they arrived the next week ready to work and Westar completed the project on time and did an excellent job. We were completely satisfied with their work product and their ability to understand our business in a very short period of time. I have no reservations about recommending Westar.”
Chris Pruitt, Executive Vice President/CFO
East Penn Manufacturing Co, Inc
$32.5 million DOE Grant Awarded August, 2009
"Cindy and the staff at Westar Trade Resources are professional, knowledgeable, resourceful, and dedicated. They have been valuable partners in the various renewable energy and bio-based product projects that we have considered. Cindy has a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer. Cindy has always provided insightful guidance and analysis. The Westar Trade Resources staff has successfully achieved every project objective and met all project deadlines."
Gary McChesney, Chief Technology Officer
FutureFuel Chemical Company