Atlantic Testing awarded $220K for building structure improvements
CANTON — Atlantic Testing was recently awarded $220,000 by New. York Power Authority’s board of trustees for building structure improvements.
The funding supports a multi-year expansion that improves the building by making it more functional to facilitate future growth, installation of energy efficient materials like foam insulation and a new heating and cooling system.The funding comes from the Northern New York Economic Development Fund, otherwise known as the Power Proceeds program.
“Now more than ever, our region is in need of support to revitalize our economy and grow jobs. These New York Power Authority economic development awards and power allocations are helping to accomplish both of those goals and at the same time, promoting energy use that is clean and efficient. I look forward to seeing how these investments benefit the North Country and our state as a whole,” said Senator Patty Ritchie.
Also receiving an award was the North Country Children’s Museum, which was awarded $30,000 to support an expansion to it’s second floor to enable a doubling of visitor capacity.
The funding awards apply net earnings from un-utilized hydropower from the St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project in Massena to St. Lawrence County businesses and institutions. The Northern New York Power Proceeds Act, passed in December 2014, allows for NYPA to deposit the net earnings from the market sale of un-utilized electricity into a fund, which can then be used to support economic development projects in St. Lawrence County.