Rep. Smith Announces Grant For Euclid Infrastructure Project
Funding will allow local company to expand, create jobs
December 14, 2015
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State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today announced a $320,000 in Roadwork Development Grants to improve roadway infrastructure in Euclid, Ohio. Improvements will allow Lincoln Electric Company to open a new facility and create 40 new, full-time jobs in the area.

“Investments in infrastructure strengthen our local economy,” said Rep. Smith. “This project allows Lincoln Electric to expand its business and create good, quality jobs right here in Euclid. They have been a great civic stakeholder for many years and seeing them expand and grow is a real win-win for our community.”

Roadwork Development Grants are awarded for public roadwork improvements that support area business growth. Lincoln Electric’s expansion project calls for the construction of a 130,000 square foot Welding Technology Center to be used to train employees and further research and development projects.

Grant funds will be used to install two new crosswalks on St. Clair Avenue between Babbitt Road and East 22nd Street, as well as new public sidewalks. A new traffic signal will also be installed on East 222nd Street. Traffic signal improvements are necessary to better connect roadways to the center’s new delivery entrance.

As a result of the project, 40 new, full-time-equivalent jobs will be created and 2,475 existing, full-time-equivalent jobs will be retained at Lincoln Electric.

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