Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Georgia steel company plans fabrication plant near Ucon

Cives Steel Co.'s One Lincoln Street project in Boston. The Georgia-based fabricator is hoping to have permits in place by this fall to build a 54,000-square-foot plant near Ucon, its first west of the Mississippi.
This scoop came first from our friends at http://idahofallsprojects.wordpress.com, who posted it last Thursday after looking through permit applications in the Bonneville County Planning and Zoning office.

A Georgia-based steel company called Cives Steel Co., intends to build a new fabrication plant in the Idaho Falls area. A 54,000-square-foot building will house its fabrication area and offices, and there will also be five more outbuildings, just under 5,000 square feet between them. The project will be completed in three stages.

It is estimated that the project could add up to 175 new local jobs. Cives Steel says it will be the company's first plant west of the Mississippi.

Cives Vice President John Donovan told Marissa Bodnar of Local News 8 that after nearly three years of scouting out locations in the Northwest and Southwest, they settled on Idaho Falls, largely because of the local work force and its reputation.

Cives Steel Company created the steel that supports the Hearst building in New York City and the Boston Red Sox training field in Fort Myers. For a look at all the projects they have been involved in, follow this link: http://www.civessteel.com/portfolio.

Donovan said told Bodnar the new plant will most likely go up on Yellowstone Highway near the Ucon city limit. Initially he said they expect to hire about 75 people. He said Cives is hoping to have land and permit approvals by mid-September and the foundation poured by mid-October. If the weather cooperates, they could be producing steel by the first of the year, he said.

Here is a link to the video from Local News 8: http://www.localnews8.com/news/Steel-plant-to-bring-150-plus-jobs-to-eastern-Idaho/-/308662/16203446/-/13kcsbs/-/index.html