Sand Lake Properties and Dayton Freight were awarded the $50,000 to make updates to the building. Dayton Freight is the largest of 14 tenants in the building at 6450 Poe Ave.
The grant will help update the heating and cooling system to digital thermostats.
“The building upgrades will allow a more energy-efficient operation and a better work environment for all of the Sand Lake tenants, including Dayton Freight,” Holloway said.
The grant pulls resources from participating municipalities and then awards economic development grants to projects that bring jobs to the region, according to Vandalia Communications Manager Rich Hopkins.
There are two application processes per year, one in late to early spring and in the fall.
The Sand Lake project fits well into the ED/GE program’s goal of working to retain and grow jobs in Montgomery County, Holloway said.
“It’s a huge incentive for our businesses to make improvements to their building and bring new jobs to this region,” Holloway said. “Especially to the city of Vandalia.”