CRG seeks to expand

Members of the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth Board of Supervisors met Friday. (The Leader-Herald/Ashley Onyon)

GLOVERSVILLE — Increasing membership remains a top priority for the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth Board of Directors.

Grant Preston, chairman of the board’s membership and marketing committee, told the board Friday that with the addition of two new members, the organization has grown to a total of 57 members for the year.

The board ratified the list of new and renewing members, that included the addition of Pioneer Window Manufacturing Corp. and DM Romeyn Civil Engineering Design PLLC.

Pioneer Window located in at 200 Union Ave. Ext. considered relocating downstate earlier this year. CRG President and CEO Ron Peters worked with the company in convincing it to stay in its current location.

The CRG assisted the company in purchasing the building in the Johnstown Industrial Park and remaining in Fulton County.

On Monday, Peters said that Pioneer was planning an expansion at the industrial park shortly, with groundbreaking planned in the spring.

Pioneer Window currently employs 145 people. CRG board member Kent Kirch reported in January that the company was considering constructing a new building that could create 40 additional jobs.

Preston informed the board that the membership and marketing committee was actively working on getting new members and renewing existing members through phone calls, letters and emails.

The committee has been formulating a list of prospective members, planning to reach out to 75-80 companies and organizations. The list will be broken down to the committee level with each member receiving a list of about five organizations to contact.

Additionally, the CRG board’s governance committee will schedule a meeting in the next few weeks to review the organization’s performance goals.

The performance goals were last updated in 2015, the board plans to make them more specific.

By Kerry Minor

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