TYSON FOODS NOT COMING TO GLASGOW; MAYOR EXPLAINS PDF Print
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 05:34

 

A  new industry that IDEA and the city has been working with to locate in Glasgow has now taken our city out of consideration . A statement from Mayor Rhonda Trautman’s office yesterday afternoon confirmed that fact and outlined the stumbling blocks in the process.  The council unanimously approved Cobb Vantress, a division of  Tyson Foods, for local incentives back in September of last year.

But a determination by the Federal Aviation Administration that a 200 foot tall Silo needed for the project was too close to the Glasgow Airport  at the proposed site caused a major obstacle..  Mayor Trautman  asked for a special called meeting of the Finance Committee during the first week of February to bring representatives of IDEA and the Airport Board together for discussions. During the meeting the role of the FAA in this matter was clarified and it became obvious to everyone involved that the FAA ruling was a huge obstacle to the project moving forward as planned.  In the press release Mayor Trautman stated ”It's unfortunate that Cobb/Tyson was unable to modify or move the silo to be in compliance with the FAA airspace safety standards. The Mayor and the City Council have been very aggressive in assisting with job creation and we will continue to do so”

 

 

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