Youngstown board approves contract to demolish building for McRoyal

Staff report


The city’s board of control approved a $268,820 contract to remove asbestos and demolish a building that’s been closed for decades on the North Side.

The property at 68 Teamsters Drive will be used by McRoyal Industries, located nearby at 1421 Lilac St., for an expansion project, said Abigail Beniston, the city’s code enforcement and blight remediation superintendent.

McRoyal fabricates various products including seating booths, table tops, cases, custom cabinets and kiosks for restaurants and stores. The company was founded in 1956.

The board awarded the contract Thursday to ProQuality Land Development of Campbell for the work. The project will take up to 75 days, Beniston said.

ProQuality submitted the lowest of five proposals.

Also, the board approved a three-year contract with its firefighters union that calls for members to wait until Jan. 1, 2019, to get a pay raise.

The contract is retroactive to June 1 and expires May 31, 2020.

The deal includes a 1 percent raise effective Jan. 1, 2019, and a 1.5 percent salary increase Jan. 1, 2020.

The union has 126 members.

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