The EDA also voted to approve two other loans:
* The Logan County Economic Development Authority will administer a 10-year loan of $885,000 to finance a new building and equipment for Mining Repair Specialists, a company that has been in business for 30 years.
* The Barbour County Economic Development Authority will administer a 10-year loan of $77,727 to help pay for new equipment for Blackheart International, a company located in Philippi that was founded in 1999.
Blackheart International (BHI) Training, formerly called Mid-Atlantic Training Resources, focuses on hands-on training for today's modern tactical units.
"Our combined facilities and personnel create secure, discreet, and realistic training for federal agencies, military units, private security companies and local/state law enforcement officers to train for continually changing environments," Blackheart's website states.
Reach Paul J. Nyden at pjny...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5164.