City officials contract local companies for Fuyao project (WDTN)

December 12, 2014

MORAINE, Ohio (WDTN) – Thursday, Moraine officials approve a plan to contract with two local businesses for projects towards Fuyao development.

City Manager David Hicks has been authorized to enter into a contract with Woolpert Incorporated and Oaks Engineering.

Mayor Elaine Allison spoke of proposal approval saying, “This is such a big win, not just for the city of Moraine, but for the region as a whole.”

Woolpert Inc. will perform engineering services for the design of the Fuyao entry way and its improvement project.

The cost of their work is estimated at $98,000.

Oaks Engineering will handle the traffic light design, which will cost an estimated $9,500.

In the council’s approved proposal, there’s also an option for the company to handle additional construction inspection, which would cost more than $3,000.

“I mean, it’s a win-win for the local companies, for the city, for the region, for Fuyao,” explained Allison. “Because they’re getting companies that are familiar with the area that know how to do the design work, know how to set the road work up so it’s totally win- win with everyone.”

The mayor says she’s happy with the progress and partnership with Fuyao.

Just earlier during the week, Fuyao began its hiring process and hundreds showed up to Sinclair Community College for an information session.

The mayor says this is the type of development the city hopes to continue.

“We still have a large piece of land that is part of the old GM plant that we are looking for a new tenant to come in there,” she pitched. “There’s a lot of new space here so Moraine would certainly welcome anyone that’s interested in coming to the City.”

Fuyao plans to hire as many as 1,000 workers by 2016, and up to 300 people initially in hopes of having them in place by March, 2014.

Construction on the Moraine plant has already begun.

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