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Main Street move on hold

Published: Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

STERLING – Micron Industries Inc. has hired a new director of manufacturing.

Rupert Miller will take over operations of the Sterling location at 1801 Westwood Drive, the company said in a news release.

Miller was previously a plant manager with Matcor Metal Fabrication and spent time with Stoneridge Inc. and Ford Motor Co. before joining Micron, the statement said.

Miller and his family will relocate to Sterling, Micron said.

Micron designs and supplies transformers and power supplies to the original equipment manufacturer market.

Dixon Main Street Office closed

DIXON – The Main Street office, 115 S. Hennepin Ave., will be closed until Sept. 9, while executive director Josh Albrecht is on vacation.

The office has been closed since Aug. 26.

In the meantime, Main Street’s move to the Fifth Third Bank building on South Galena Avenue is on hold, while the organization explores other options.

Main Street and Riverfront boards planned on making the move into the second floor of the downtown building by June.

No move-in date has been set, Albrecht said.

“We wanted to look at all the options,” Albrecht said. “We don’t want to rush into a great opportunity, and miss out if other options are a better fit for us.”

Fifth Third is offering the space for $1 a year, according to Pat Huisinga, its financial center manager.

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