Front left to right: State Representative Bud Cook, State Representative Tim O’Neal, Marty Delattre (DeLattre Corporation), Jamie Colecchi (Mon Valley Alliance CEO), Dennis Kronz (DeLattre Corporation), Nick Parris (DeLattre Corporation), Steve Fluck (The Tustin Group), Randy Patterson (Mon Valley Alliance Board), State Senator Camera Bartolotta, Will Thomeier (Mon Valley Alliance Board), Shawn Conway (Congressman Guy Reschenthaler’s Office)
Fallowfield Township, PA, August 15, 2023 – The Mon Valley Alliance is pleased to announce the grand opening of The Tustin Group in the Alta Vista Business Park.
The Mon Valley Alliance extended its heartfelt gratitude to all attendees who gathered to mark a significant occasion on Lot 10A – 204 Simko Boulevard, the eagerly anticipated ribbon cutting ceremony for The Tustin Group's new venture with The DeLattre Corporation. The event showcased the power of collaborative efforts of public, private, and non-profit partnerships that have transformed Alta Vista Business Park into a hub of progress and innovation.
“This project began during the summer of 2020, as Covid-19 was taking a grip on the world, and certainly faced its ups and downs during the pandemic. However, despite the challenges the pandemic posed, the Mon Valley Alliance stands here today, with The Tustin Group, to celebrate their growth and to retain a long-standing member of the Mid Mon Valley business community, and we are all thrilled to watch this business continue to thrive.” Mon Valley Alliance Chief Executive Officer, Jamie Colecchi said.
With over two decades of evolution, Alta Vista Business Park serves as a prime example of the power of public, private, and non-profit partnerships. This milestone is a manifestation of cohesive efforts from federal, state, county, and local government entities, as well as the vibrant contributions of the private sector. “The Alta Vista Business Park has gone from an idea conceived on paper nearly 20 years ago, to tangible results that are now being realized and recognized by the over 850 jobs and increased tax base that the park continues to deliver, and it could not happen without our partners” said Colecchi.
Today’s ribbon cutting also served as a delayed project groundbreaking due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. “We began this 35,000 square foot industrial development project nearly 3-years ago and were not able to host a groundbreaking at that time, and I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Washington County Local Share Account, and the Mon Valley Alliance Board of Directors for their investments into Alta Vista,” stated Jamie Colecchi.
The $4,500,000 project was made possible through a $1,000,000 PA Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RCAP), $1,000,000 Washington County Local Share Account (LSA), and $2,500,000 through the Mon Valley Alliance.
“A resounding vote of thanks is owed to the elected officials who have played pivotal roles in supporting this project, former Governor Tom Wolf, State Senator Camera Bartolotta, State Representative Bud Cook, the Washington County Commissioners, Fallowfield Township Supervisors, the Charleroi Area School District, Pigeon Creek Sanitary Authority, and the Authority of the Borough of Charleroi,” said Jamie Colecchi, “And, finally, much appreciation for making today possible through the work and collaboration of our lead contractors and consultants, including Kulak George Architects, HF Lenz Engineers, TBI Construction, Fairchance Construction, Washington Financial Bank, and the law firm of Bowles Rice.