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O'Hara industrial park to mark 50th anniversary

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Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

The RIDC Industrial Park in O'Hara will mark its 50th anniversary on Thursday with a light-up event and unveiling of new signage.

The fully developed, 700-acre complex is the largest industrial park in Western Pennsylvania, with more than 130 companies that have office, warehouse, manufacturing or industrial space. Visitors are welcome to attend the RIDC Business Alliance's 5 p.m. Thursday event.

The Allegheny County Workhouse Farm opened on the site in 1866, and was run by workhouse prisoners. The Regional Industrial Development Corp. reached an agreement with the county in 1963 to develop the land and the first roads, building and utilities were built in 1965. F. Brooks Robinson, instrumental in the project, will speak at the event.

Kim Leonard is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-5606 or kleonard@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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