Lt. Gov. Discusses Future of Hyosung Plant
Monday, March 29, 2010
CBS 19 Charlottesville
Lieutenant Gov. Bill Bolling talked Monday about bringing business back to a former booming location, the former Hyosung plant location in Scottsville.
The idea of Monday's closed-door meeting was to find a way to bring back the commerce lost when Hyosung closed its doors last year.
Bolling said many ideas were thrown around at the meeting.
Less than 20 employees still work at the Hyosung-owned property. They are rushing to empty the remaining equipment from the building, trying to get everything out by the April deadline.
Bolling and Scottsville officials want to find ways to put the building to good use, and hopefully put more than 100 laid-off workers back to work.
Some of the ideas, according to the Scottsville Enhancement Oversight Committee, include turning the plant into an educational facility or a medical center, or have another industrial company move into the plant.
Bolling said it won't be an overnight fix. As Virginia's chief jobs creation officer, he said he'll pay special attention to Scottsville's predicament and has asked local leaders to sit down and determine what their goals and objectives should be for the use of the Hyosung building.
Bolling expects to meet with the group again within the next 30 to 60 days.
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