Welcome to Greenfield, Ohio:
Downtown beautification continues
Greenfield continues to improve the appearance of the downtown business district with the planting of trees. In April, new maple trees were planted in the downtown area in April by the Greenfield Tree Commission with the help of private donations. The new Bowhall Maples, which have a nice orange-red appearance in the autumn, will add to the improving appearance of the business district. Greenfield has been recognized as a Tree City USA Community for the past three years by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Annual Report for 2016 presented
Greenfield City Manager Ron Coffey presented his annual report to Greenfield Council on January 18, 2017, providing a snapshot of our "Greene Countrie Towne" during the year. There were achievements of note, including the completion of the Greenfield Rail Line Improvement Project, the ramping up of Corvac Composites and much local investment by business owners and private citizens. Once again, village government provided reliable services to citizens, while volunteer organizations helped add zest to make 2016 a year to remember.
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From the city manager
Ribbon cutting at Corvac grand opening celebration June 16, 2016.
Greenfield has been somewhat giddy since the announcement in 2015 that Corvac Composites had chosen to establish a facility in our Greene Countrie Towne. Production began in spring of 2016, and Corvac celebrated its Grand Opening on June 16.
I had the privilege of attending the grand opening celebration of Corvac in Greenfield, renewing ties with the top management team, meeting some of the local workforce, and celebrating the occasion with elected officials and many others who work hard to bring jobs to the area.
I was surprised when Corvac CEO Jim Fitzell called me up front to help him with the ceremonial ribbon-cutting. Many others have done much more in showcasing our community and facilitating Corvac’s arrival. Our Greenfield Village Council members and staff were glad to do what we could -- and what a pleasant experience it was to see a host of local faces among the employees!
“So far, being in Ohio has been a wonderful thing for us,” Fitzell told the audience. “I’ve said it all along; we came here because of the people.” He thanked everyone present for their part in Corvac expanding to Greenfield and the company’s customers, the whole reason Corvac exists.
“We are delighted to be here,” he said.
Greenfield welcomes Corvac Composites as a partner in the revitalization of our community. Perhaps the best way that any entrepreneur can help a community is to run a successful business, employ local people, and participate in the life of that community. Corvac is on the right track!
It is a real blessing for Greenfield to be selected as the site of a new Corvac operation. This company has already established a remarkable record of producing quality products for the auto industry, and has promised to provide at least 175 jobs at the Greenfield facility. Corvac would have been welcome in any city in America! To Jim Fitzell and the administration of Corvac, I can only say thank you on behalf of our community. I know that local Operations Manager Sean Rusiecki and others have worked very hard preparing the site and ramping up production.
Likewise, Greenfield is grateful to our elected officials, the dedicated people at JobsOhio and APEG, and those working at the local, county, regional and state level to help bring jobs to our community.
Jobs play a key role in achieving the American Dream. Jobs put food on the table, money in the bank, and foster a sense of pride in the worker. Greenfield has always been a community of hard-working and proud people. Corvac’s decision to come to Greenfield gives these fine citizens a chance to grow and prosper with a progressive and successful company.
We look forward to a long and successful relationship with Corvac Composites and wish them all the best!
THANK YOU Y-GRADALE!
The beautiful flower boxes in downtown Greenfield are lovingly maintained by members of Y-Gradale, a Christian women's service organization that does a lot of good in the community, including helping with Greenfield’s Cleanup and Beautification Days, planting and watering of flowers and bushes in the downtown area. The ladies of Y-Gradale paused briefly on May 7, 2016 to have their picture taken. Y-Gradale continues to make a positive difference in Greenfield!
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