FLSmidth, a Danish engineering firm, purchased Ludowici Ltd. on July 3, according to its website. The company is now formally called "FLSmidth Ludowici." The deal, according to media reports, was valued at $267 million.
A spokesman at the Chapmanville location said he couldn't comment on the Putnam location, but said FLSmidth, "our parent company, will make a public announcement shortly."
The Putnam Business Park, located along U.S. 35 in Fraziers Bottom, contains five businesses: Tasty Blend Foods, Nippon Thermostat, The Schwan Food Co., Bayliss & Ramey Inc., and Multi-Coat, which purchased the land in 2007, but still hasn't developed it.
In other business Tuesday, state Sen. Mike Hall, R-Putnam, presented commissioners with a $15,000 grant from the governor's community participation program for the county's new animal shelter.
Commissioners voted 2-1 to finance the shelter. Commissioner Andes, who voted no, has said the $2.3 million being spent on construction is too costly.
The new facility will be equipped to hold more than double the amount of animals as the current shelter, which is about 27 years old. The facility will also allow sick and healthy animals to be separated, a problem at the existing facility.
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