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Forum staff reports , Published July 26 2013

Business digest - 07/27/13

APUC awards funding for 7 projects in ND

The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission has awarded funding requests for seven projects totaling $376,490.

APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products.

The following requests were awarded:

The next APUC board hearing will be Nov. 21. Applications for the November meeting must be received by Oct. 1. Prototype and technical assistance grants must be received by Sept. 1. For more information, visit www.NDAPUC.com.

‘Darold’s Dream’ well campaign completed

Wellspring for the World, a nonprofit organization established in Fargo in 2005, has seen the completion of its campaign, “Darold’s Dream: 100 Wells.”

The campaign was named after the late Darold Rath, a Wellspring board member who died in 2012.

Wellspring works directly with World Vision to construct deep-water wells in impoverished nations. To date, Wellspring has constructed 100 wells in Mali and Ghana, providing clean water to nearly 40,000 people.

Matt’s Automotive joins FMP Partners Network

Matt’s Automotive Service Center, Moorhead, has joined the FMP Partners Network, an expanding group of locally owned, quality repair shops dedicated to ensuring customer satisfaction.

The network of shops provides customers with a nationwide warranty on most repairs, as well as a roadside assistance program.

Matt’s Automotive is owned by Matt Lachowitzer.