ms consultants worked with Ellwood Engineered Castings, an iron castings and forgings manufacturer in Hubbard, Ohio, to study a railroad bridge replacement. The $500,000 bridge replacement was critical to the continued production at the facility.
To further add value to Ellwood’s project, ms consultants also helped to identify specific funding opportunities for the bridge replacement. ms identified grant opportunities for the project, and then wrote and coordinated a request to the Ohio Rail Development Commission for an economic development grant to help offset costs for the bridge project.
The ms consultants Grants and Funding team worked diligently to help structure the funding package and kept in contact with ORDC staff over the course of several months.
REDUCING PROJECT COSTS
On May 23, 2018, the Ohio Rail Development Commission awarded Ellwood Engineering Castings a $75,000 state economic development grant for the railroad bridge replacement project.
Not only did ms consultants structural engineering team work with Ellwood to find an efficient and cost-effective conceptual bridge scheme, but then ms also assisted in additional cost savings of 15% with the economic development grant.
INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE
Because of the effective design and grant assistance, Ellwood is able to move forward in not only retaining their existing jobs and production levels in Hubbard, but they’ll also be making an additional multi-million dollar capital investment on-site and expanding job opportunities within the Mahoning Valley area.
ms consultants takes pride in not only providing excellent and effective engineering and architectural design services, but also in creating additional value for our clients so they can invest and create great job opportunities in the communities and neighborhoods we live and work in.
FUNDING RESOURCES FOR YOUR NEXT PROJECT
Do you want to start an improvement project, but your community just doesn’t have the funding? At ms consultants, the in-house finance and grants specialists to make sure your project gets off the ground.
ms loves to tell grants and funding success stories, just like Ellwood’s. From local programs to federal agencies, we can help you identify and secure funding for your next improvement project.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.898.7100 to get started.
Photos #1 and #2: Ellwood Engineered Castings President Patrick Callihan and Project Engineer Nathan Cesene present their project to the Ohio Rail Development Commission.
Photo #3: Lauren Johnson of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber, Nathan Cesene and Patrick Callihan of Ellwood Engineered Castings, Tom Burns of the Ohio Rail Development Commission, and Alex Beres of ms consultants together after the grant award at the Ohio Rail Development Commission’s meeting.