Local dry cleaner receives state funds for new machinery

LANCASTER – A local dry cleaning business will receive state funds to buy new machinery to eliminate harmful compounds commonly used in the dry cleaning process.

The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority approved a loan up to $200,000 in bond financing and a $20,000 grant for Fashion & Vanity Cleaners at 1105 E. Main St. The OAQDA said the new machinery will use the latest hydrocarbon cleaning technology and biodegradable materials. It also said the cleaning business plans to move to a larger 6,000-square foot space.

Additionally, the OAQDA said its support will help the local company contribute economically to the community, use less energy to operate more efficiently, eliminate health and safety risks and be better environmentally. 

The money comes through OAQDA’s Clean Air Resource Center, which focuses on assistance for small businesses.

“From the small businesses that are the backbone of the Ohio economy to larger air quality projects with significant economic impact, we are reaching businesses of all sizes to help improve our air and support healthy communities,” OAQDA Executive Director Christina O’Keeffe said in a statement.

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