2013-05-02 / Front Page

Ayr OKs New Building For Business Park

Marmon/Keystone to build 40K-square-foot building
By Jean Snyder


A UPS truck turns down Secrist Springs Drive in the Fulton County Business Park, the future site of a proposed Marmon/Keystone building. A UPS truck turns down Secrist Springs Drive in the Fulton County Business Park, the future site of a proposed Marmon/Keystone building. STAFF WRITER

The Ayr Township supervisors, at their regular meeting on Monday evening, gave tentative approval to Marmon/Keystone to erect at 40,000 square-foott building in the Fulton County Business Park. The approval came during a meeting with Randall Kring of Keller Engineers. Kring appeared on behalf of the developer.

The building will be built just off Secrist Springs Drive behind the Community State Bank and the Tri-State Health Center in the park.

At Monday evening’s meeting, the supervisors gave approval for the company to begin moving earth, but not to begin erecting the building until they have received the GP-4 stormwater outfall approval and until the surety bond has been posted. Also, during the meeting, the supervisors granted a waiver to the company on the curbing requirement.

Marmon/Keystone operates more than 30 locations throughout North America, Mexico and Western Europe, employing more than 1,200 people and maintaining over 2.1 million square feet of office and warehouse space. More than 300 additional acres are devoted to outside storage.

The company, with corporate offices in Butler, Pa., is a leading wholesale distributor of tubular products for over 100 years and inventories more than 15,000 sizes and grades of carbon, alloy, stainless and aluminum tubular and bar products. Locally the compa- ny cuts metal largely for JLG Industries.

Marmon/Keystone in Fulton County was originally housed in the Fulton Precision Industries building within the business park, but will expand into the new metal building to be built by local contractor Palmer Construction.

During other business, township secretary Denise Grissinger reported to the supervisors that the township received a check for $4,368.22 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to cover the total cleanup costs for Hurricane Sandy. Grissinger had applied for reimbursement for 64 hours of labor and 58 equipment hours for the cleanup. Funds included $3,276.17 in federal funds and $1,092.05 in state funds.

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