Making military greener brings business to South Jersey

A New Jersey company is in line to get a piece of a big government contract for renewable energy research.  

MC Fuhrman and Associates of Haddonfield is one of four companies selected to help the Department of Defense reach a goal of using 25 percent renewable energy by 2025.  South Jersey Congressman Rob Andrews says that will mean good paying jobs here.

“How many graduates of Rowan University’s engineering school are still looking for their first job who graduated last spring and how many graduates of the business program at Rutgers or the marketing program at Widener are still looking for that first job?” asked Andrews.  “The kind of jobs that will flow out of this investment will hire those young people.”

John Nelson of MC Fuhrman says the question is how much will be spent on the project.

“The amount of growth is still uncertain given the fiscal logjam in Washington DC right now,” said Nelson.

Andrews says the House and Senate have agreed to put $169 million into the project, so being one of four selected companies could have a big impact.

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