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After incinerator project failed, Romulus looks at new options on Seneca Army Depot

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Earl Martin, owner of Seneca Dairy Systems.
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For over a year, the town of Romulus in Seneca County has opposed a proposed trash incinerator being built on the former Seneca Army Depot. That project is not going to happen.

But at a public hearing on Wednesday night, people were mostly positive about a new industrial project by a different company.

The proposal is for a welding and milling facility for dairy farming equipment.

Some people said they trusted the owner of the company, Earl Martin. Others spoke of the potential jobs that would be created.

Seneca Dairy Systems makes dairy farm equipment like animal housings and ventilations systems, Martin said.

"Farmers are increasingly paying more and more attention to the animal welfare, and we're a big part of the success of that," Martin said.

He added animal comfort systems are a growing industry internationally.

The town has to wait for the completion of a state environmental review before it can make any determinations about the project.