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Title:
Chatham on the Move (1969)
Phys. Desc:

The village of Chatham is on the move, not only as a place to live but as an industrial center. First it was DICKEY-john which opened its factory here and just a month ago came the announcement and ground breaking cere­monies for the Martin Module Co.

Chatham is becoming known through­out the country because of DICKEY­john through its advertising, dealers, customers and suppliers.  And because of this DICKEY-john is in the position of having to expand its facilities in order to meet the demands for its products.

DICKEY-John has grown in just one year from an operation needing just a single room to one over running a 6,000 square foot building. Presently the com­pany employs 35 people, 28 from the im­mediate Chatham area. It hopes to dou­ble this in the very near future. Most of these new-employees will come from the Chatham area. The company needs twice its present space and hopes to be in a new building, in Chatham, by the end of next year.

However, the need for additional space is immediate and after looking around, the only building which will suit is the Chatham Community Building. DICKEY-john wishes to rent the  building for 12- 18 months. If this could be done the company would use the space for offices, assembly, testing, shipping and storage. The gym floor would be protected and the building maintained.

Presently the Chatham Community Building is not used that much. Many of the functions are ones which could be held at the schools or other buildings. The inconvenience for some wouldn't be too great we feel, and by a little sacri­fice on the part of a few, Chatham's "going" industry would have a chance to expand and help prosper with the vil­lage of Chatham.

Both the village board and the plan­ning commission have gone on record favoring the renting of the building. In an effort to seek unanimous approval of the move and to be open and above board all the way, petitions have been circu­lated' which have been collected with ov­er 300 signatures.

The final decision rests with the three Trustees of the Community Building. We would hope that they find their way to allow this move. A move which will help Chatham.

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OpalSB70
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Opal Lee
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