Development authorities continue work with voestalpine
by Matt Shinall
Jun 05, 2013 | 884 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tuesday’s special called meeting of the Cartersville-Bartow County Joint Development Authority and Second Joint Development Authority furthered progress at Highland 75 as work continues on the voestalpine manufacturing facility.

The Austria-based steel giant, voestalpine, is currently building a plant for the Stamptec Division — a supplier of stamped metal parts for the automotive industry — in the 700-acre industrial park, Highland 75, on Cass-White Road.

Development authority members approved Tuesday easement and right-of-way agreements to aid the progress. An easement was granted to allow Cartersville Electric to supply power to the new plant and right-of-way was approved for Bartow County on a facility entrance road to voestalpine for maintenance purposes.

“There’s actually two easements, one is ... to provide electric service and to connect around the property,” said JDA Attorney Keith Lovell, before describing the second easement request. “The county and the state agreed to build the access road or entrance into voestalpine property and they have completed that. The county wants to own a portion of that road for maintenance purposes.”

During the special called meeting, the JDA also approved a change order for $1,100 to cover additional work within the marketing services contract being completed by Marketing Alliance. The contracted firm requested the change be made due to the amount of information submitted by Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development staff for use on the new website. Ten extra hours were requested by the firm for unforeseen coding and programming in relation to the additional information.

Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development staff look forward to unveiling the new website, an updated logo and other rebranding tools created from the marketing services contract.