Commissioners thank Economic Development

BATAVIA, OH — The Board of County Commissioners today thanked Gayle Fawley of Community and Economic Development for compiling information that helped attract American Trailer World (ATW) to the old Ford plant on State Route 32.

Texas-based ATW recently announced plans to invest $18 million to establish a new trailer manufacturing facility in Batavia Township. The project is expected to create 249 jobs.

The new site will complement ATW’s production facility in Mt. Orab. ATW considered locations in Michigan, Kentucky and Indiana before choosing Batavia Township because of its proximity to existing operations and easy access to the rest of the Midwest.

Commissioner David Painter praised Fawley for her excellent work on the information requested by REDI Cincinnati. Painter also thanked Michael McNamara, Director of Community and Economic Development, for his work.

“I just think that economic development is moving ahead in Clermont County – and that’s great,” Painter said.

Fawley said McNamara and Assistant Director Greg Bickford have gotten off to a great start in their first year with Clermont County.