Update on Cerro Metal manufacturing plant

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February 28, 1991 — The Cerro Metal Products Co. expects equipment for its new Shenandoah location to arrive by the end of March or early April, the Luray Rotary Club was told Monday night.

Bill W. Martin, the firm’s vice president and general manager, told about the progress on the former Comdial plant location during a dinner meeting at the Luray Inn and Conference Center.

He noted that 18 prospective employees will complete their training this week and that manufacturing operations are expected to begin in September or October with about 40 employees. Employment is expected to increase to 100-125 later, Martin said.

Cerro, the largest American producer of brass and copper alloy products, is a part of The Marmon Group Inc.

Work is currently proceeding on a $300,000 waste treatment facility, installation of cranes and other renovations to accommodate the brass parts operation, Martin said.

The total for renovations and equipment will be close to $2 million, he added. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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