Mitchell, Sen. Brady pleased Clinton tower project is rolling
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CLINTON -- State
Mitchell, R-Forsyth, and state
Sen. Bill Brady,
R-Bloomington, said Wednesday they were gratified that the governor
announced a $2 million project for Trinity Structural Towers, a
leading structural wind tower manufacturer.
"Senator Brady and I were approached months ago by local Clinton
leaders concerned that the project had stalled and asked if we could
to anything to help," Mitchell said. "I'm glad we were able to get
the ball rolling."
Mitchell said he and Sen. Brady arranged to get
city officials, local economic leaders and Richland Community
College officials together with officials at the state Department of
Commerce and Economic Opportunity and helped all the parties work
together to obtain the funding.
"I would like to compliment Clinton and DeWitt County officials
for not giving up, for continuing to push forward," Brady said. "We
are pleased the state of Illinois could step in and provide some
seed investment to make this project work."
Trinity will use the $2 million and another $15 million in
private investment to expand its operations by reopening an existing
company facility in Clinton and modernizing it. The Clinton facility
will make towers capable of providing electricity to as many as 900
to 1,000 average households. The facility is expected to employ 140
full-time personnel within two years.
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"We all know that the work force in central Illinois is among the
best in the world and the region can offer many important benefits.
Trinity Structural Towers will bring good jobs to Clinton and the
entire area," Mitchell added. "And studies have shown that the new
jobs usually have a multiplying effect and create other new jobs in
Brady says the ripple effect could generate hundreds more jobs.
"Typically, base manufacturing jobs create a multiple of three to
five times the effect; therefore, these 140 jobs will have an
overall impact of anywhere from 420 to 700 throughout the region,"
Brady said. "This new facility will bring new people into the
region, but equally as important, it is also putting people back to
work -- people who have been waiting for this plant to return to
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