The Reynoldsville Area Industrial development Corporation (RAID) (article 2 of 2) by Peggy Zortman
Newspaper articles about the Reynoldsville Industrial development Authority (RAID) became scarce after 1976, but the original access road was funded and completed. Further land developments, including water and sewage, were installed. The organization continued to search for and bring industries to the community. A sign was erected near the railroad crossing along US Route 322 pointing the way to the park and giving contact information to all who might be interested.
Today there are approximately thirteen acres remaining to be developed in the park. On June 28, clearing work began on the property to prepare sites for future development. Interestingly, some old foundation work was found and speculation grew as to what used to be located there, from the brick plant to the silk factory
The current board members are Frank Snyder, Patrick Dennison, Paul Roman, Scott Wolfgang, Henry Deible, and John Brandon. They are continuing to work to develop the park and attract industries. They are joined by volunteers who work on park maintenance.
Employers currently located in the industrial park include SECO (Niagara Cutter), Star Companies, Utilities and Industries and Sintergy, Inc. For more information about site availability in the Reynoldsville Industrial Park, contact Frank Snyder at (814) 590-8937.