It’s a NO for animal bedding firm

A company that grinds wood into livestock bedding has lost its bid to move to a new location in northern Indiana after neighbors complained it shouldn’t be in a rural area.  The Elkhart County commissioners voted 2-1 Monday to deny the request from Martin Animal Bedding to build a couple miles outside Goshen. Company representative Barry Pharis told commissioners that it addressed concerns about dust when designing a building and picking a site some 1,900 feet from the nearest neighbor.  The Elkhart Truth reports that neighbor Kathy Coffman says she believes the business should be at an industrial site.  Jeffrey Stauffer of RV maker Jayco Inc. says it sends more than 5,300 tons of wood waste to Martin that would otherwise go to landfills.  (AP)

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