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State transportation economic development grant
brings 300 jobs to Oceana County
John Richard, MDOT Office of Communications, RichardJ2@michigan.gov
WHAT: Grand opening of Rothbury Steel Inc. with a check presentation from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to the village of Rothbury, Grant Township and the Oceana County Road Commission.
SPEAKERS: State Sen. Goeff Hansen
State Rep. Jon Bumstead
Greg Johnson, MDOT Chief Operations Officer
Scott Beishuizen, Village of Rothbury President
Roger Schmidt, Grant Township Supervisor
Vaughn W. Makary, Rothbury Steel Inc. Chief Executive Officer
WHEN: Friday, April 27, 2012
WHERE: Rothbury Steel Inc.
2625 W. Winston Road
Rothbury, MI 49452
BACKGROUND: The reconstruction of Winston Road, which provides access to US-31 from Rothbury through Grant Township, was a critical state incentive for the conversion of a former iron foundry into a steel foundry for Rothbury Steel, Inc. The project includes reconstructing the roadway and repairing the Winston Road bridge over US-31 in order to prevent any future weight restrictions. Construction is planned for 2012 and 2013. This project will support the 300 jobs and associated commercial traffic generated by Rothbury Steel, Inc.
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