states. Owner Michael Richard, left, "cannot purchase equipment, but the money can be used for working capital and marketing activities," James Shea reports for the Bristol Herald Courier. He hopes to lease space and build his own production facility. Ultimately, he wants to open a small country store that sells local products." (BHC photo by David Crigger)
Grants of $300,000 were also awarded to Old Wood LLC in Las Vegas, N.M., to expand sales of its engineered-panel and wood-block flooring made from small-diameter trees, and $33,850 to Kentucky Specialty Grains, a farmer-owned company in southern Kentucky near the Tennessee border, that explores the feasibility of soybean production, processing, and marketing initiatives. The complete list of recipients can be seen here.