Kreider Services receives Marshall property
Nonprofit plans to expand its recycling program, CEO says
DIXON – The Marshall family has a new vision for the empty warehouses on Palmyra Road: a recycling center.
The former Marshall Salon Services complex has been donated to Kreider Services with the aim of expanding its recycling program.
Through its recycling program, Kreider employs people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
It recycled 2,000 tons of cardboard, plastic, wooden pallets, clothing and electronics last year, and plans to introduce food scrap composting to its repertoire later this year.
The Marshall and Canode families, who owned the property, originally planned to donate it to Dixon Public Schools to be turned into a sports and recreation complex.
The school board turned down the gift, though, after 7 months of discussions and debates over whether the location worked and whether it was cost-efficient to rehab the industrial space and level the ground for fields.
Some of Kreider’s board members approached the Marshall family after the deal fell through, Jeff Stauter, its president and CEO, said Saturday.
They had been looking for an industrial space around town so that they could expand the program.
“It allows us an opportunity to come up with non-state revenue sources and expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities,” Stauter said.
With the economy being what it is, he said, it’s even tougher for the disabled to find work.
Kreider, now at 1117 Warp Road, intends a a more formal announcement and ceremony in the near future.
Some work must be done before the nonprofit can move in, but Stauter said Kreider has some state grants lined up. It also will have some income from other entities that lease space there.
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