Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Vote on typewriter factory tabled after noise about developer's reputation

After an endorsement by the Economic Development Committee, the Common Council voted Monday to table a vote on awarding development rights to the former Reminington Rand plant.

UPDATE: The leading developer has responded to complaints lodged against his company.

The former Remington Rand plant started as the Noiseless Typewriter Company, and was shuttered after a historical, contentious and sometimes violent strike. The union was shut out of the plant after striking, and the owners shut the plant rather than give into demands by strikers.

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