Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, June 06, 2008

U.S. Playing Card may be closer to moving

Today’s Business Courier is reporting that United States Playing Card Co., located on Beech Street in Norwood, has applied for $5 million in state tax incentives related to a proposed relocation site in Boone County, Ky. Property locations in Ohio have also been under consideration, including the recently vacated 29-acre Showcase Cinema site in neighboring Bond Hill. U.S. Playing Card President Phil Dolci told the Business Courier in this March 21 article that the company, a subsidiary of Jarden Corp., was exploring relocation options and could make a decision by the end of June. Mayor Tom Williams told both the Business Courier and City Council that he/the City would do everything possible to keep the company in Norwood. Unfortunately, there are no other sites within the city that are large enough to accommodate their operation.