Oregon Nonprofit receives Commerce Department grant

Garten Services awarded $1.5 million.

March 4, 2014
Recycling Today Staff
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The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.5 mil-lion grant to Garten Services Inc., headquartered in Salem, Ore. The funding will help the nonprofit organization acquire and install recycling processing equipment and make site improvements needed to increase the productivity of its Marion County recycling facility.

The grant money also will be used to increase the availability of training opportunities for workers seeking employment at the facility.

According to the grantee, EDA’s investment to increase the capacity of the facility and spur job training opportunities will help create 69 jobs in the region.