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Dealer Transmission Exchange's site in Clinton Township industrial park to expand

| Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 12:51 a.m.

The Ivywood Industrial Works in Clinton Township continues to grow.

Supervisors on Tuesday night gave approval to expanding Dealer Transmission Exchange's site from two large repair bays to four.

The Chicago-based company repairs oversized transmissions on large vehicles such as steel mill trucks and fracking trucks used in natural gas well drilling.

The Ivywood location has several small companies occupying four buildings in an industrial parklike setting that lacks manufacturing.

“It's on the old Pittsburgh Metals site, and there are about 50 employees now,” said Gabe Ciafre of the planning commission.

“This is nice,” supervisors Chairwoman Mary Zacherl said. “This is another spin-off from the oil and gas business.”

To make room for the new bays, concrete will be ground from a former tenant and be turned over to the township's public works department.

Route 228 work starts

Supervisors asked motorists to use caution while driving on Route 228 from Route 8 to the Victory Road/Saxonburg Boulevard intersection for the next three months.

Lindy Paving and PennDOT will repave Route 228 make improvements that include improving drainage, expanding road shoulders, milling and replacing guardrails.

Spring Valley Park to be lauded

Officials will hold a media event at 4 p.m. Thursday at Spring Valley Park.

The township will be recognized by the state's Young Lungs at Play program for prohibiting smoking in the park's playground area.

“This will give us a chance to promote the park and its improvements, and the public is invited,” Zacherl said.

Supervisors on Tuesday appointed John Risch, Maggie Nelson and Brian Snyder to four-year terms on the park advisory board.

George Guido is a freelance writer.

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