Norwalk competed against 60 other communities for the right to land Borgers USA Corp.'s newest manufacturing facility, Mayor Rob Duncan told council during its recent meeting.
Duncan said if city officials were keeping city council in the dark about certain developments, it's because word leaking out about Norwalk being in the running could've jeopardized the Maple City's changes of landing Borgers.
Duncan lauded Norwalk Economic Development Corp. executive director Ellen Heinz for her hard work in luring Borgers. She put in many hours during days, nights and her vacation time to make sure a Norwalk location became a reality, Duncan said.
"What a bright and shining moment for the city of Norwalk," Heinz said. "Thank you so much, city council for your support."
Borgers' new $60 million facility will stand on 27 acres in Norwalk's Firelands Industrial Park. The project will create 230 jobs.
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