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Essex County Supervisor fete Pre-Tech Plastics

Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava and Keene Supervisor William Ferebee present Jim Kahler of Pre-Tech Plastics in Mineville with a resolution of congratulations on having received AS9100C Certification.

Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava and Keene Supervisor William Ferebee present Jim Kahler of Pre-Tech Plastics in Mineville with a resolution of congratulations on having received AS9100C Certification. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors congratulated a member of the Mineville IDA Business Park for receiving a coveted certification.

Board Vice Chairman William Ferebee of Keene and Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava presented Jim Kahler of Pre-Tech Plastics in Mineville with a resolution of congratulations on having received AS9100C Certification, a quality management standard specifically written for the aerospace industry and awarded by the Online Aerospace Supplier Information System. The award places Pre-tech among the best in the Aerospace and Defense Quality Management System International Standard.

“It’s been an honor for PreTech to be in the business park for 15 years and hopefully we will be there for 15 or 20 more years, or even longer,” Kahler said.

“I mean, it’s a good success story for the county, the IDA and the town of Moriah,” Scozzafava said. “The IDA was very instrumental in getting Pre-Tech there and owns the building that they are in and they lease it back to Pre-Tech.”

Scozzafava said that Pre-tech has also been a good member of the community.

“Rick Dolliver, who is one of the owners of Pre Tech, he has put a substantial investment in the town of Moriah,” he said. “He bought the Velez Marina and has spent a lot of money down there. His own money. No government money whatsoever. So it’s just great that you’re there and we’re certainly appreciative of all you do for our community and the county as a whole.”

Kahler took time to talk about the chances that he saw for growth at the Mineville IDA site.

“I would say that the area does have the people here to create business,” he said. “I do believe that you really should think about another building in that area and you know, maybe go from there.”

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