Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Board says J&L plant demolition and cleanup is town’s top priority

The demolition and environmental cleanup of the former Jones & Lamson Machine Tool plant was tabbed as the top economic development priority for the town of Springfield.    


  1. Has anyone on the Selectboard or SRDC done any first hand research? Research that should include meeting with the principles of desirable business that have relocated to, or expanded within the regional/New England area? If they had done so, suspect they may found the J&L building didn't even come on the radar screen of considerations. Point being, unless the root cause is resolved, tearing down J&L will have little or no benefit. Unless of course, SRDC can skim grant funds out of the deal. Just follow the money folks!

  2. Isn't there still room at the industrial park for 'economic development'? Demolishing J&L Plant 1 should be called like it is: Removing the evidence of moribundity. Because the machine tool industry is dead in New England. Springfield is still breathing.

  3. they should allow Property Owners to hand in work receipts instead of paying taxes as a solution..
    Competing with NH and NY is a job for a practicalist not a socialist..

  4. As a worker in artisan surface which is at the far end of the J&L building I watched as piping to vent the gas was recently installed in our shop. We where never briefed as to what was happing and if there are any health concerns for us workers who have worked in this shop for up to 15 years


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