Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Avon (MA) Industrial Park Association hosts picnic to discuss town, state issues

AVON, MA (MMD Newswire) November 19, 2012 -- Street improvements and road paving were among the topics served up -- along with hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken and soft drinks - at one of the town of Avon's "bigger events" held recently, the Avon Industrial Park Association's (AIPA) annual picnic. With a crowd of more than 100 that included business and property owners, Town of Avon employees and state officials, the atmosphere was festive but the objective was very serious - to introduce this association to the community and to show how the business community and the larger community can work together.

Additionally, according to AIPA President Bob Costa, the event was organized to boost the membership of the organization. "There is strength in numbers," said Costa, who noted that the park has hundreds of additional potential members.

The AIPA invited local and state officials to attend the picnic, held on the grounds of Weiss Sheet Metal at 105 Bodwell Street, and spent time showcasing the association and hearing some encouraging news from the state over some of the causes that the group champions.

Senator Brian Joyce (D-Milton) and State Representative Bill Galvin told the audience about efforts to get state assistance to fund road improvements, including paving, to the tune of $500,000. Road improvements are one of the big issues of importance to Avon, as is sewerage within the park. Members and guests also heard from Pat Ciaramella of the Old Colony Planning Council, regarding the possible expansion of sewerage from Brockton to Avon.

One of the goals of the annual picnic was to acquaint the town and the park with the benefits of the organization. The AIPA is a non-profit group seeking to advance the advocacy and business of its members in public and private affairs. Membership is open to all companies and property owners who operate within the confines of Avon Industrial Park, Avon, MA. The AIPA is governed by a board of directors and holds regular meetings to discuss AIPA business and promote camaraderie between members. Benefits include networking, economic development, a forum for political matters, and beautification and improvement of the Avon Industrial Park.

Businesses within the AIPA include manufacturing, research, distribution, retail, technology and non-profit organizations. Company members include AccuRounds, All Tech Solutions, Aqua Leisure Industries, Inc., Bayside Truck, B.C. Tent & Awning Co.,Inc.; Boston Brace, Inc.; Brockton Furnace and Duct, Inc.; Corporate Asset Conversion; Charles D. Sheehy, Inc., Commercial Screen Supply, Inc.; Consolidated Brick and Building Supplies; Controller Service & Sales; Cuming Microwave Corporation; Datel Communications, Escoto Landscape and Tree, Inc.; Foley and Wallace; GROW Associates; W.H. Glancy & Sons, Inc.; Jacobs Precision Corporation, Logan (Geneva) Furniture, National Fire Protection Association, New Avon Limited Partnership; Parker Property Management, Portal, Inc,; Research Packaging; Roy Elevator Cabs & Entrances, Inc., Skinner Services; Waste Management Recycle America;, Weiss Sheet Metal, and Wrobel Engineering Company, Inc..

For additional information, please contact Lynne Mendoza at [email protected] or call 508-586-8338.

To learn more about the AIPA please visit their website,