McWane Ductile Partners with Coshocton County for Construction of New Multi-Use Path
COSHOCTON, OHIO (August 16, 2023) — McWane Ductile - Ohio, a McWane Inc. company, today announced a $500,000 donation toward constructing a new multi-use path in Coshocton, Ohio, in partnership with Coshocton County. The “McWane River Walk” project will provide opportunities for outdoor recreation, healthier lifestyles and safer connectivity between neighborhoods, local businesses and schools, providing a more vibrant community.
“McWane Ductile is deeply rooted in Coshocton, and we take immense pride in operating one of our plants within this great community,” said Tom Crawford, McWane Ductile - Ohio VP and General Manager. “Investing in local initiatives is essential for the betterment of our employees, their families and the overall prosperity of our area. This endeavor is a significant milestone that reflects McWane Ductile’s ongoing vision of creating a positive impact beyond just our operational goals.”
Coshocton County will oversee the project’s construction, with the path being built through portions of city blocks and along the scenic areas nested near the Muskingum and Tuscarawas Rivers. The McWane River Walk will begin at the west end of Main Street, pass Skip’s Landing, weave along the rivers and ultimately connect to the current Lake Park Connector path. The path will also connect to the proposed County Road 621 multi-use path scheduled for completion in 2025.
Path construction started Monday, August 14, and will end with a dedication ceremony tentatively set for the week of September 25, 2023.
Dane Shryock, Coshocton County Commissioner, stated, “In today’s society, it has become increasingly important for communities to have opportunities for outdoor recreation, especially trails and walking paths. Studies have proven that spending time outdoors not only benefits individuals' mental and physical health but also increases local business, provides an enhanced quality of life and helps to provide a higher sense of hometown pride. We are so thankful that McWane Ductile shares the values of our community with the Coshocton County Commissioners and is willing to support us in the McWane River Walk project.”