|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 20 Aug 2008 10:01:02 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Ludlow Mill Complex, Ludlow, Massachusetts|
A New Spin Westmass Unveils Ambitious Plans for a Ludlow Mill Complex By GEORGE O'BRIEN Business West (MA) August 18, 2008Westmass Area Development Corp. is finalizing acquisition of the sprawling Ludlow Manufacturing Associates complex, which was once the largest jute-making facility in the world. Westmass administrators say the ambitious initiative, which blends elements of greenfield and brownfield development, could, over the next 15 to 20 years, attract perhaps $300 million in private-sector investments and create more than 2,000 jobs.
It's a powerful image - a lithograph (date unknown) that depicts the sprawling Ludlow Manufacturing Associates complex that gave the community its identity - both literally and figuratively.
Indeed, Ludlow has been known throughout most of its 234-year existence as a mill town, and it was known as Jute City - that's the product (twine) that was made at the complex. Meanwhile, the clock tower on the northwest corner of what was known years ago as Mill No. 8 has become perhaps the town's most identifiable landmark. It appears on the town seal, the masthead of the local weekly newspaper, the Register, Ludlow High School class rings, and many other places.
... For the entire article, see http://www.businesswest.com/details.asp?id=1683 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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