By Rachel Kytonen
City of Cambridge officials are excited about a new business coming to the Cambridge Opportunity Industrial Park.
On Wednesday, Sept. 28, city officials and representatives from National Recycling, Inc. signed the official documentation that sealed the deal to relocate bring the business to Cambridge. The closing was administered by Jimmy Lindberg, of Lindberg & McKinnis.
“This is a great day and I’m so happy we are sitting down at the same table with a new company coming to Cambridge,” said Cambridge Mayor Marlys Palmer. “We are absolutely thrilled to have you here, and it seems everything has gone very well.”
Mayor Palmer said the city appreciates the business.
“We welcome you to the city of Cambridge, and we thank you for making an investment in our city,” Mayor Palmer said. “We are thrilled to have you here.”
NRI owner Rick Mark said he is excited to locate in Cambridge, and added city staff have been wonderful to work with.
Cambridge Economic Development Director Stan Gustafson said by building this new facility, NRI will be retain seven jobs and create 13 new jobs within two years with a starting wage of $14 per hour plus benefits. Incentives provided were low interest loan for land and reduced land cost through the use of Tax Increment Financing.
“We are happy that NRI is here in Cambridge, and the vision for the future with NRI is growth in the Cambridge Opportunity Industrial Park,” Gustafson said. “Having another business in the Cambridge Opportunity Industrial Park will make a big difference for us.”
NRI of Hugo is planning to build a 45,496 square feet facility on Lot 1, Block 1, in the Cambridge Opportunity Industrial Park 5th Addition.
NRI recently purchased 10.5 acres from the city of Cambridge for their facility. NRI is going to bring their manufacturing facility Industrial Support Services, Inc (ISSI) to the same site attached to the recycling building. ISSI offers a large range of capabilities for metal fabrication of a variety of recycling and refuse containers, hoppers compactors, Covers and traps.
They make these roll-off/scrap containers for their own use and other scrap and recycling companies. With a commitment to quality and efficiency, ISSI incorporates superior equipment, advanced CAD design, and a vast spectrum of resources to meet custom fabrication needs.