Business looking at opening at Crossroads Industrial Park

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth is working on a project for the Crossroads Industrial Park, but details are scant.

CRG President and CEO Ronald Peters alluded to the project at the Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment Committee on Aug. 10 at the County Office Building.

“It is a company I have been working with for three or four months,” Peters said.

Peters later went into a closed-door, executive session to detail the project in more depth for the committee.

What is known is what Peters has related in public session. He said he is working with a company involving a project at the Crossroads Industrial Park on Route 29 in Gloversville.

“Progress is still moving forward in a positive way,” Peters said.

Peters said the CRG had several more meetings with the company, several conferences, and a “handful” of property showings. He called chances of success with the project “promising.”

Elsewhere in his report to the committee, Peters mentioned the Johnstown Industrial Park on Route 67.

“We’re still working on a handful of projects in the industrial park,” he said.

He also reported the CRG has been working with National Grid, city of Johnstown and Fulton County towards finding a solution to a natural gas “issue” in the Johnstown Industrial Park. Century Linen & Uniform this year scrapped a project at the park because it wasn’t feasible to provide more money for needed gas capacity for its proposed project there.

Peters said the CRG is looking to conduct its seventh business tour for elected officials later this month, highlighting the city of Johnstown. He said several locations will be announced.

Concerning market shovel-ready sites, Peters reported a conference call was conducted between the CRG, county planning staff and Empire State Development with an Eastern European company showing interest in the area. Also on the international front, Peters also said a Chinese group coming to New York City in September has now “floated a tentative date” for coming to Fulton County. Peters didn’t provide the date for a possible meeting that he said still has “a lot of moving pieces.”

Peters said he met with two inquires about distilling operations, He also met with a group eyeing a startup brew pub.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.

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