August 26, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Team Gemini Makes Headway at its Gemini Synergy Center Project in Central Ohio
The company’s sustainable industrial park construction and development is well under way and reports substantial progress in Grove City, Ohio
(Orlando, Florida) – Team Gemini, LLC, a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, has released its mid-year update on the progress of the Gemini Synergy Center at Grove City, Ohio—the company’s flagship sustainable industrial park, which broke ground in December 2013 and has since been making progress in clearing out the land and excavating the site as needed for foundations and a new entry road for the project.
Once the sustainable industrial park is complete, the Gemini Synergy Center and its Center of Resource Recovery and Recycling (COR3) facilities will primarily remove from municipal solid waste, revenue-generating recyclables and all waste materials.
Creating value out of waste will range from the generation of renewable energy and recyclables with commercial or industrial value, as well as powering a proprietary a new industrial park including a sustainable agriculture operation for growing organic crops.
All of these facilities and initiatives will bring high-tech jobs to the area, including elevating the skill-level of local workers who will be optimally prepared to meet the opportunities of a “green economy”—one that will eventually become a mainstream practice.
Across the nation, city-based landfill operations are seen as an encumbrance since they no longer offer a viable strategy for managing waste without creating a larger burden in the communities they serve.
The COR3 and GSC aim to change that burden in to opportunity for improving the community it serves by reducing the waste stream that is being dumped in to a landfill, creating jobs and one day providing 100% recycling or reuse of all materials.
“The project is moving along as planned except for a few weather events and other delays unrelated to Team Gemini,” said Doug Haughn, President at Team Gemini. “We started to mobilize last December and over 100,000 cubic yards of dirt have already been moved in the excavation process. Everyone at Team Gemini is excited with the progress by its Contractors (Manhattan Construction Company,George J. Igel & Co., Inc. and E.P. Ferris Engineers) and are looking forward to a timely completion. So far all permitting approvals needed, from the Development Plan and excavation to the Ohio EPA, have been on schedule.”
Recently announced, after Team Gemini selected ReCommunity (www.recommunity.com) as its operator of the facility, the total employment numbers have been adjusted upward to approximately 415 fulltime workers. It is expected that hiring and training could begin in 12-18 months.
The COR3 and new Scale Road combined were estimated to take a total of 42 months from the award of the RFP back in January 2013. At this stage of project development Team Gemini still estimates the construction to be completed by July 2016.
Currently over $11.7 Million Dollars of private funds have been spent on this project to date by Team Gemini and its team member companies. Even though the majority of the estimated $160 Million Dollars for the COR3 and Entry Road Project is on land leased from SWACO by Team Gemini, the Entry Road is being constructed almost exclusively on SWACO property not leased by Team Gemini, for the benefit of both entities. The Entry Road is estimated to cost well over $8 Million Dollars to complete.
“We have an opportunity to make a sizeable contribution that benefits not just the people of Central Ohio, but also its economic engine and business community,” added Haughn. “We want to create good out of a growing landfill, which has traditionally been seen as a necessary evil in waste management.”
Every day, cities and towns around the country see the growing problem of landfills become a challenge to their economic growth, community development and ability to manage waste management sustainably—and the solution presented by Team Gemini’s Synergy Center offers the Central Ohio community great benefit aligned with the Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet and Prosperity.
About Team Gemini, LLC
Team Gemini, LLC (TG) is a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida that develops community-based technology clusters that yield sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. TG works with communities, government and public sector leaders to combine renewable energy, recycling, water conservation and food production in a closed-loop sustainable relationship. The company’s sustainable clusters function as a carbon-negative operation guided by Corporate Social Responsibility and an alignment with the Triple Bottom Line.
To learn more about Team Gemini services and markets, please visit http://www.teamgemini.us.
Douglas P. Haughn
Team Gemini, LLC
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