Vaagen Brothers Lumber, an industry leader in lumber manufacturing based in Colville, Wash., will receive $250,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding to purchase high-efficiency equipment to turn logging waste into fuel for energy production.
“This funding is further proof that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is working every day to strengthen Washington state’s economy and spur our energy innovation sector,” said U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. “These investments will cut our national carbon emissions and keep Washingtonians on the cutting-edge of the clean energy revolution in these green-collar jobs.”
Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that “a half dozen private sawmills around the Northwest are splitting about $17 million in federal economic stimulus grants. The new awards follow a wood-to-energy theme.”
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