Senator of Pennsylvania Mario Scavello (R-Northampton/Monroe) and Representative Marcia Hahn (R-Northampton) announced a $321,000 grant to extend natural gas service to Keystone Cement Company in East Allen Township.
Hahn says: “Keystone’s parent company, Giant Cement Holding, will fund more than three-quarters of the cost of the nearly $2.2 million proposal. The grant will merely complete the project and allow Keystone to access a clean energy source of which Pennsylvania has an abundance.”
A report by Pennsylvania Business Report says the grant comes from the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) Pipeline Investment Program and will be administered by the Lehigh Valley Economic Investment Corporation.
The CFA is an independent agency the Department of Community and Economic Development. The Pipeline Investment Grant program funds come from CFA Alternative Energy Investment Act High Performance Building Program funds as well as other CFA program funds, the report adds.
Located in Bath, Keystone manufactures Portland and masonry cements for highways, bridges, and buildings.