|By Martha Ellen, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
A native of
"It's sad to see those jobs go," he said.
But he is glad to bring back what he can.
The company's workers' compensation insurance should be in place by the end of the week.
He already has about 30 applications from job-seekers who learned about the opportunity from a posting on social media, including several from former employees.
He spends most of his days chasing work.
"As soon as I get orders in, I can start hiring folks," he said.
The shop will produce items that could include stairs, railings and signs.
"If I can get enough work to start a night shift, I'll do it," he said.
For now, the company will not do installations in the field.
"It's in the future,"
He also plans to improve the appearance of the property.
"As we get going, I will be able to see where the most need is,"
He worked a dozen years for
A resident of
"It took him a while to get back to me -- about a year and a half,"
Assistance has come from many sources, including Cives and Stonebridge Steel Erection -- which are both working to pass along work to Riverside Iron -- and the
He has applied to the
"She's the reason I know they are going to address my possible allocation in July."
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