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Website envisions 3,000 job project for Sharpsville

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A Mercer County entrepreneur hopes to break ground this coming spring on a project that he believes could bring as many as 3,000 jobs to the area.

Patrick Zoccole has unveiled a website that displays his vision for the future of the Sharpsville Furnace Project.

Zoccole is the President of DSF Slag, a company that recycles concrete debris from local, state and federal resources, and converts it into base material for the Pennsylvania and Ohio transportation department projects

In the 1800's, the same area was home to companies that made it the world's largest producer of iron.

Zoccole's vision is to see the 100 acres become more productive again, but in a manner more friendly to the environment.

He says that clean energy possibilities include the addition of solar panels across the property.

The company is located along the Shenango River and near rail lines operated by Norfolk Southern, providing easy access to cheap transportation.

One video on the new website shows an animation of how materials such as aggregates, cement, salt, liquid fuels, and other bulk products could be brought in by rail, and stored in buildings constructed for PennDOT.

According to the website, lime and other fertilizers could be stored for the agricultural industry. Frack sand could be stockpiled for the oil and gas industry. From Sharpsville, the materials would be transported by truck to various locations.

Zoccole has applied for grants to fund the project. To find out more and watch videos about the past, present and future of the property, follow this link.

 

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