ELKINS – The Randolph County Development Authority held a special meeting Monday morning with two items on the agenda, including the purchase of a historic building in the community of Elkins.
During the meeting, the RCDA agreed to sign a purchase agreement with CGP Development for the former Reidbord Building, located on Wilson Lane in Elkins.
The structure has hosted many different companies over the years, but recently housed IBEX Global, a telecommunications company.
RCDA executive director Robbie Morris said the purchase will make it easier for a potential new business to come to the county. He added that the company is committed to hiring 50 people in the first three years with an ultimate goal of 250 employees.
“Jobs would average $40,000 a year plus benefits,” said Morris. “If this all goes down and this happens, it would be a huge boost for our community.”
Morris said no further details could be shared publicly at this time, but said the other businesses currently located in part of the building would remain there if the deal went through. He said the potential new venture would be located on the same side as the IBEX.
“I really think it could be a game-changer for our economy,” said Morris. “It’s not going to be your typical call center type job like Frontier or the NRA, it’s not sales like that. other different services.
The other item on Monday’s special meeting agenda was the approval of the sale of the industrial park property to Corsi Cabinets, LLC. Earlier this month, the RCDA adjusted an option agreement it had with Greenfield Cabinetry, which is part of Crosi Cabinets, so that the company would get enough land for its expansion plans.
The purchase agreement was for a total of four acres, as Greenfield plans to add 5,000 square feet to its facilities and expand its parking lot.
“We have sold the adjacent four-acre property in Greenfield to facilitate a planned expansion and construction of a larger parking lot,” said Morris. “It’s to facilitate the growth of their business. They plan to hire more people once the expansion is complete.
Morris said it was too early to release further details on either transaction.