The Dana Corporation building in Crenshaw could be providing employment again soon if the investors of Crenshaw International and the Board of Supervisors can reach a lease agreement- soon.
Steve Plumley, one of the partners in the new company that would produce rubber products similar to those manufactured by Dana Corp., told the supervisors that some of his partners in the venture were becoming restless.
"They all of a sudden see a real sense of urgency to complete this transaction," he said.
Plumley explained that the ownership trust wanted a lease agreement completed within a matter of days.
"This doesn’t mean just collecting all of the signatures," he said. "It is important that every last detail be ironed out."
Plumley added that one of the partners owns a facility in Florida and has shown interest in locating the company there.
"I am not trying to add any extra pressure to the situation," he said. "I am pushing the other owners to keep the company in Crenshaw because they need the jobs.
"But we are going to do what is in our best interest," Plumley said.
Language in the lease agreement was the next topic of discussion for the supervisors.
"There are a few things that our attorney sees as minor details that need to be changed," he said. "I think this is something we can work through."
The lease agreement was presented to board attorney William McKenzie with the proposed changes.
"I thought we had worked through some of the problems outlined in this agreement, but now there are changes needed," he said.