Harrisburg – April 13, 2018 – CP Industries is set to receive a $140,050 grant to support the design and testing of pressure vessels, according to state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) and Rep. Austin Davis (D-Allegheny).

“These funds represent an important investment in our manufacturing infrastructure,” Brewster said.  “It is critical to develop new products and provide a path that local businesses can use to grow their product line and address market changes.

“The funding for CP Industries will help a local producer compete in the national and international marketplace.”

The funding, approved through the state’s Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant program, was one of 19 projects approved statewide.  There were more than $1.6 million grants distributed. 

“I welcome and support the advancement of renewable and alternative energy, especially when it’s within our own community,” Davis said. “Protecting our environment is an avenue that is necessary leading into the future.”

The lawmakers noted that the grant dollars will be used for pressure vessels involved in the storage and transportation of alternative fuel gasses such as hydrogen and CNG.  The vessels produced as a result of this grant involve the transportation of hydrogen to refueling stations. 

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