(08/15/2001)
Efforts continue to bring jobs to Calhoun County, particularly with a proposed steel drum manufacturing company which has been proposed to be located at the old B. F. Goodrich site near Grantsville. The building has been offered at no cost to the company.

Calhoun Commission President Bob Weaver, County Clerk Richard Kirby and local businessman Shirley Fitzwater met with Gov. Bob Wise and members of his staff last night in Charleston.

The company has been incorporated as Grantsville Industries Company LLC, and involves the manufacture of a unique and versatile steel drum for storage or transportation invented by Ohio resident Steve Pallisin.

During a buffet at the Governor's mansion, the group ask for government support for the project, which would include the approval of a $250,000 Small Cities Block grant.

Delegate Bill Stemple is attempting to link the Calhoun project with keeping a steel production line open at Weirton Steel.

A meeting with company representatives is scheduled for August 27 at the Calhoun Court House at 7 p.m.


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