Success Stories


KAP Signs was forced to rebuild after a tornado damaged their facility

“We didn’t know what we were going to do or if we could pick up the pieces after the tornado. The financing from OAQDA provided the answer we were looking for and saved the jobs of our employees.”

– David Blang, President, KAP Signs

KAP Signs’ new crossdraft pressurized spray booth


Roto Group, LLC

“As a result of this project, Roto will see a significant increase in internal capabilities to perform finishing work for our custom-made exhibit and interactive structures. We will be able to reduce our reliance on external subcontractors and improve the quality of the working environment through the ability to control air contaminants. We are grateful for the support of the OAQDA which allowed us to proceed with this exciting upgrade in our production abilities to continue to deliver on the promise to create ‘awesome’ for our clients.”

– Maurice Twomey, Chief Financial Officer, Roto Group

Henry's Dry Cleaners & Care Center

“The process was easy as could be. The grant has allowed me to save on utility bills and help prevent putting toxic emissions in the air.”

– Eric Warren, Owner, Henry’s Cleaners

JDM Services, LLC

“This funding helped us provide clean air benefits to our customers in Ohio and the people who reside in and around our projects,”

- Michael Dinneen


The Lebanon and Warren County Correctional Institutions

“Lebanon and Warren Correctional Institutions are local employers that also happen to perform very important work on behalf of the entire state. The proposed upgrades to these facilities’ energy systems will not only improve efficiency and cut air emissions, but also provide for the improved health and safety of the people who occupy the buildings and those who live in our community.”

- State Senator Shannon Jones (R-7)

Kelly & Matyas Furniture Services

"It is with great pleasure that we announce to you that our spray booth project is now fully complete and has been in operation for approximately five months. We would like to thank you for your assistance in making this project happen. We also thank the OAQDA Board for approving our project.

We are proud to report that the purchase and installation of this booth has enabled us to meet our growth projections and has allowed us to hire two additional employees, as well as improve the quality of our products, increase our revenues and enable us to operate in an environmentally responsible manner. It was a fortuitous decision to ask your organization for help."

- Steve Matyas and Shawn Kelly