CLARION – American Precast Industries, the first tenant of the Clarion Glassworks Small business Park, has been picked as a finalist in the “Ben Franklin Major Concept Contest” with a grand prize of $50,000.
As a single of 6 finalists, the leadership at American Precast Industries completed different trials by way of this method and will take part in a closing presentation on Thursday, Jan. 14 that will decide the winner.
American Precast Industries is a maker of the Redi-Rock retaining wall method and the Pole Foundation (precast gentle pole bases) lines of products and solutions. The business enterprise is constructing a point out of the art indoor facility at the internet site of the new Glassworks Industrial Park in Clarion, at the web-site of the previous Owens Illinois glass plant, this spring.
“For our entry, we are focusing on progressive, expense helpful items to meet up with the financial pressures from COVID-19 whilst stimulating regional financial expansion,” income director Thomas McConnell mentioned. “It was a large amount of operate, and we are pretty grateful and psyched to have been picked for this possibility.”
“These products and solutions boost effectiveness and have the potential to minimize fees for contractors throughout Pennsylvania, not to point out have the ability to meet up with or even outlast the lifetime expectancy of the jobs they will be employed on,” basic supervisor Nathan Conway mentioned when speaking of the items the small business is and will manufacture. “This is unbelievably essential primarily now for the duration of COVID-19 when any expense raise on a building undertaking can be harmful.”
Not only will American Precast Industries be competing for a grand prize of $50,000, but there is also a “People’s Option Award” section that the community can assist with.
By signing up on the registration site, www.eventbrite.com/e/large-thought-contest-pitch-presentation-award-occasion-tickets-131932249911, or on the American Precast Industries Fb site, the community can go to the presentation and vote for them to get an additional prize of $2,500.
“We are so psyched to be a element of the Clarion neighborhood and would drastically value it if you would log on Jan. 14 to aid and vote for us,” McConnell stated.
For far more information and facts on the contest, occupation opportunities and American Precast Industries, get in touch with McConnell at (814) 316-2754 or [email protected]