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PACE Project Announced in Saginaw County!

Much has changed since the New Amadore Apartments were built in what is now Saginaw’s Central Historic District in 1929. But one thing has not in those 88 years – the apartment building’s windows! As you can imagine, many of the building’s 281 single pane windows did not open and close properly, causing all kinds of energy and comfort problems. Niche Design has received $298,000 in PACE financing from Petros PACE Finance, and the Energy Alliance Group will oversee the installation of highly efficient new windows that have already been approved by the local historic commission.

Read the full case study here.

Eaton County's Second PACE Project!

Murray Wikol, President and CEO of ProVisions, LLC looked at the plant where the Lansing State Journal used to be printed and saw a job-creating business opportunity. After purchasing the vacant 93,000 square ft. facility and getting commitments from the first tenants of what he would re-launch as the Delta Business Center, Wikol used $718,000 of PACE financing provided by Petros PACE Finance to overhaul the outdated facility with state of the art HVAC equipment, LED lighting and fans in a project coordinated by Newman Consulting Group.

Eaton County, the PACE district for the Delta Business Center Project, was the first jurisdiction to close a project back in the summer of 2015. Now, it is the first to close two projects.

Read the full case study here.

Merrifield Machinery Solutions New Partner on PACE for Advanced Manufacturing Equipment

It’s official: we have chosen Merrifield Machinery Solutions of Pontiac as our partner to launch PACE financing for advanced manufacturing equipment in Michigan and beyond. Merrifield brought everything we were looking for to the table: long experience selling, installing and servicing advanced manufacturing equipment; a broad and deep customer base; a real grasp of the difference PACE financing can make for manufacturers who want to buy super-efficient new equipment but need a way to finance it; and a willingness to work hard to adapt PACE for manufacturing equipment. We look forward to working with Merrifield in the months ahead. If any of you manufacturers out there need to upgrade your machine tools, give us a holler!

PACENation Summit in Denver - Register Today!

The Annual PACENation Summit is the only national conference focused completely on PACE! This year’s event will feature three days of content, 25+ interactive sessions, 50+ expert speakers, and many unique networking opportunities. We will bring together legislators, program administrators, financiers, contractors, building owners, government and nonprofit organizations to help grow the PACENation marketplace in a way that benefits everyone.

When: February 13-15, 2017 Where: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, CO Summit Info and Registration: www.pacenation.us/summit

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