NEW YORK The city of
Great Falls, Mont., has applied for an $832,500 state grant to
help ADF Group Inc. offset construction costs at a new steel
If approved, the grant will go
toward construction of ADFs new 100,000-square-foot
facility, the vice president of Great Falls Development
Authority, Jeremiah Johnson, told AMM Friday.
The Terrebonne, Quebec-based
company announced in November that it planned to begin
construction on the facility in spring this year (
amm.com, Nov. 5). Production capacity at the
facility, part of the companys plan to expand in the
western United States, is projected at 25,000 tons of
fabricated steel annually.
The state of Montana will review
the grant within the next six weeks and is likely to approve
it, Johnson said. The grant, intended to encourage businesses
to set up shop in the state, amounts to $7,500 for each of the
111 jobspaying more than $16.70 an hourADF plans to
"Its completely a
job-creation incentive from the state," Johnson said.
"Its a grant available to companies who are creating
ADF has already moved to recruit
a work force and plans to start production in fall 2013.
"Everythings moving forward full force," Johnson