Taylor OKs MOU for Constellium


A day after the local development authorities approved a purchase and sales agreement for Constellium, Bartow County Commissioner Steve Taylor on Wednesday gave his stamp of approval to a memorandum of understanding on the development.Constellium, an aluminum manufacturer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, will move into Highland 75 off Cass-White Road. The resolution approves an MOU with the Bartow-Cartersville Second Joint Development Authority, Cartersville, Board of Tax Assessors, tax commissioner, Constellium and Seefried Properties for acquisition of 20 acres and construction of a manufacturing warehouse in the industrial park.“We are excited about the direction our industrial park is going. We constantly have a lot of prospects — numerous prospects, I’ll say — interested in our park,” Taylor said. “We are just reaping the fruits of years of labor. “... That is where we are trying to drive most all of our manufacturing is in that corridor, the Cass-White corridor.”Constellium expects to hire around 150 people over the next five years. The company could be operational as early as September.Taylor also approved the renaming of the bridge over Pumpkinvine Creek on Old Alabama Road. Named for the two families living in the area at the corner of Paga Mine and Old Alabama, the proposed Landrum-Abernathy Memorial Bridge will be taken to the state Legislature by Rep. Paul Battles, R-Cartersville.