Million Dollar Grant To Fund Economic Development Project in Danville

A local economic development group has been awarded a $1-million state grant to complete some upgrades at vacant manufacturing plant in Danville to make it more attractive to new business. DRIVE, which stands for Driving Real Innovation for a Vibrant Economy, will use the grant money to build a new side railroad track to the former Metso Minerals property at 350 Railroad St. in Danville. The current rail line runs near the plant but is on the opposite of the small stream know as Sechler’s Run. The new side track will make it possible for Keystone Danville Partners, which recently signed a lease for 64,000 square feet of space at the site, to receive material deliveries by rail. The business chemically treats lumber used for construction.