Welcome to Greenfield, Ohio:
From the city manager
Corvac Composites announces
plans to bring 200 jobs to Greenfield!
It's a real pleasure to announce good news for Greenfield, and I had that opportunity on June 29 when a major new employer announced plans to invest in Greenfield and bring some 200 new jobs to our community.
The company is Corvac Composites, a very successful firm engaged in making automotive parts. Corvac intends to purchase the RR Donnelley building at 1025 N. Washington St. This announcement is pursuant to a due diligence process, and completion of the purchase is anticipated in the third quarter of 2015.
Every community wants to see growth in jobs, and this creates a highly competitive environment. The State of Ohio has provided valuable leadership throughout this process and continues to work for economic development throughout the Buckeye State. Thanks to our friends at JobsOhio, the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth, elected representatives including Ohio Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger and State Senator Bob Peterson, and our Highland County Commissioners Shane Wilkin, Tom Horst and Jeff Duncan and economic development staff member Nicole Oberrecht, who have worked tirelessly to attract buyers for the RR Donnelley property. At the local level, every member of Greenfield Village Council has shown strong support for this project.
I believe we have found a great partner in Corvac Composites. They have been in existence for about 30 years have developed a winning business model of bringing thermoform manufacturing into high volume automotive applications. According to the company's website, Corvac has doubled in size every three years and is on track to do it again with products that are light, strong, recyclable and affordable.
Corvac will make announcements at the appropriate time about how to apply for employment. For now, our community rejoices in our good fortune as we look forward to welcoming Corvac Composites to Greenfield.
July is festival time in downtown Greenfield!
The third weekend of July means festival time in Greenfield! That is the weekend for the Greene Countrie Towne Festival sponsored by the Greenfield Rotary Club. It's a festival that's been taking place going on 50 years thanks to the sponsorship of different organizations working for the betterment of Greenfield.
All of those years, the hallmarks of the festival have included free entertainment, a look at the Greenfield's rich history, a plethora of festival food and other pleasant diversions.
Proceeds from festival events help local organizations earn money for their various missions for the good of the community.
I hope to be in attendance for the Greene Countrie Towne Festival this year and look forward to seeing you as well. For more information visit the Greenfield Rotary Club's website by clicking HERE.
AN AERIAL VIEW OF GREENFIELD'S PADDLE ON PAINT CREEKFEST
Brian Carle recently posted some drone footage of the Paddle on Paint Creekfest that took place May 17, and the view is magnificent! The images can be viewed on the G3 website (see Links & More page) or on youtube by clicking HERE.
Paddle on Paint Creekfest takes place on the third Sunday of May and is sponsored by Greening Greater Greenfield, also known as G3.
GREENFIELD RAIL LINE
IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IS UNDER WAY
The Greenfield Rail Line Improvement Project commenced in June 2015 with the contractor, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, working to improve the bridges, crossings, rail and signals along 29.5 miles of railroad from Greenfield to Midland.
The project comes with a price tag of about $4 million and is largely funded by a grant from the Economic Development Administration, with supplemental grants from the state of Ohio, county and local support.
The EDA grant investment is for $2,625,788. This project is expected to create 94 jobs, save 765 jobs, and leverage $14 million in private investment.
"The Village of Greenfield is grateful to the EDA and the various state agencies who are supporting this project," said City Manager Ron Coffey. "In addition, the Highland County Commissioners, Highland County Engineer, Village of Leesburg, and several employers have contributed towards making this project a reality."
HDR Engineering is the project engineer, and Balfour Beatty was awarded the contract in March following a competitive bidding process.
The photos on this page show some of the construction activity. It is expected that the project will be completed by the end of 2015.
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