Financing for the venture, in part, is from a
"We're excited about it," Ross said. "We plan to expand our present business at the new location and grow our market share."
Ross, 29, and his parents,
"We're happy to be doing this expansion and staying in our county," he said. "We could have moved to a larger city, but we're glad to be able to grow our business here. We're very appreciative of the work others did to make it happen."
Ross is a 2002 graduate of
Ross' company has worked primarily on water transmission and distribution facilities. Since 2003, it also has been buying concrete and manufacturing precast concrete structures for the water/wastewater, transportation, drainage, agricultural and defense markets.
"This is a great young fellow looking to build a facility where he can improve and increase what he's been doing," said
Logsdon said the Ross company plans to do a lot of the detail work through its construction company. "If not for that, the project would probably be double their investment," he said.
"It's been a while since we had a new business announcement," Logsdon said. "This will be a few extra, solid jobs."
"We want to try to help any business whether it's a startup or expansion," Johnston said. "If it grows as expected, there will be several jobs there over the next several years."
The judge said he's encouraged by this expansion and thinks OCEDA will encourage more economic development.
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