A Message from the Executive Director
Dear Friends,

The well-being of our citizens and ensuring clean air are critically
important to the quality of life for all Ohioans, and the businesses
in our state play a key role in achieving and maintaining those 
standards. The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority offers
programs for businesses and government organizations to comply 
with clean air regulations. 
 
We work with organization of all sizes, from small independent dry cleaners to large corporations and utilities. In fact, the businesses we have assisted recently with clean air projects range from a new dry cleaning unit at Ridge Cleaners in Lorain County, and equipment to cut energy costs and reduce hazardous air emissions at the Jeff Wyler Automotive Family Chevrolet dealership in Canal Winchester to larger financing projects for Honda and JDM Services, a construction and demolition company (see articles that follow).
 
The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA) helps Ohio businesses, state, county and local governments and public institutions of higher learning comply with federal Clean Air Act standards through loans, grants and tax-exempt financing for equipment and the construction of air quality facilities.  Since its creation in 1970, the Authority has provided technical and financial help to hundreds of large and small Ohio businesses, awarding more than $8 billion to finance air quality projects.

We are fortunate to have members of the Authority Board including local public officials, business people and former legislators who bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and resources to the work we do.

The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority stands ready to provide financial and technical assistance to help Ohio businesses comply with state and federal regulations for clean, healthy air. 

Sincerely,

Chadwick Smith
Executive Director

OAQDA Funds Equipment to Reduce Construction Emissions, Costs

Construction and demolition sites frequently generate dust and particulate matter due to the nature of the materials involved in the building structures.  JDM Services, LLC of Columbus, the company selected to remove the concrete portions from the demolition of Veterans Memorial Auditorium, faced significant challenges with such emissions.
JDM Vets site

JDM recently closed on up to $2 million in revenue bonds from the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA) to assist in covering the debt incurred in purchasing a mobile recycling plant for the collection and reprocessing of construction and demolition debris.   See the full article  here.
$210 Million in Financing Approved for Honda in Ohio

The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA) recently authorized Honda of America Manufacturing to receive up to $210 million in Air Quality Development Revenue Bond financing. Honda will use the funds to construct a new paint line for its Acura and Honda models at the Marysville Auto Plant (MAP).

When complete, the new paint shop will be the most energy-efficient paint line in Honda's US automobile production network. Auto body painting can account for as much as 60 percent of an automobile plant's total energy use.  See full article  here.
OAQDA Featured on 
"Good Day Columbus"

Shawn Ireland of "Good Day Columbus" recently interviewed OAQDA Executive Director Chad Smith regarding the agency's programs to help Ohio businesses comply with clean air standards. See the interview.
 Speakers Available for Meetings, Conferences

Chad Smith, OAQDA Executive Director, is a frequent speaker at Rotary meetings, professional group seminars and conferences around Ohio with a message that helps businesses understand how they can use OAQDA funding to meet clean air requirements. To schedule Chad for a meeting or presentation, contact 614-224-3383 or info@ohioairquailty.org.


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