Greenville Community Profile

Mercer County, PA

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Greenville, in Mercer County, is 65 miles north of Pittsburgh and has a population of about 6,700. Approximately 15,000 people live within a 15 - mile radius.

The Greenville Area has a stable economy, educational and cultural advantages, and unlimited recreational opportunities.

More than 50 manufacturing industries provide jobs for area residents. One of the leading employers, Trinity Industries, is one of the largest manufacturers of rail cars in the nation. The Werner Co., headquartered in Sugar Grove Township, has become the standard in the climbing equipment industry and is also one of the nation's leading independent aluminum extruders.

Other industries include: Jamestown Paint Co., GTI, Hodge Foundry, Agway, Salem Tube, Damascus-Bishop Tube Co., and National Nickel Alloy Corp.

The Greenville-Reynolds Development, three miles south of Greenville, has 47 diversified manufacturing companies. Served by two major railroads, the development area is within 12 miles of Interstate 80. Route 60, 12 miles south, offers easy access to the Pittsburgh International Airport.

In addition to a growing industrial base, the Greenville area offers an excellent educational and cultural environment.

Thiel College, in Greenville, offers a four-year liberal arts program with studies in 22 major fields and its Center for Lifelong Learning meets area residents' ongoing educational needs. Also, the public has access to the college's swimming pool, eight tennis courts, and two gymnasiums. The Greenville Symphony Orchestra annually presents several concerts in Thiel's Passavant Center.

The borough's Riverside Park has a full-time recreation program sponsored by the Greenville Area United Way, Borough Council, and the Greenville School District. The park has a nature study center, trails, swimming pool, and gymnasium. During the summer, a community band presents concerts at the park's amphitheater, a natural stone structure that seats 2,500. Bordering the park is a canal museum that authentically depicts the history of the area's canal era. For railroad buffs, there's a rail transportation museum in the borough.

East of Greenville, McKeever Environmental Learning Center, directed by a consortium of five area state colleges, has programs and events for all ages. McKeever borders Goddard State Park and Lake Wilhelm. Other area lakes include Pymatuning Reservoir and Conneaut Lake, both to the north, and the Shenango River Dam, to the south, all of which have excellent picnic, boating, swimming, fishing, and camping areas. Conneaut Lake Amusement Park at Conneaut Lake; the largest body of water in the state-has entertained families for years.

Greenville, a peaceful, college community in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania combines the advantages of small-town living with easy access to the metropolitan areas of Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

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Borough of Greenville - 1990 Census - 700
15 - mile Community Radius - 15 000

Governmental Services
Form of Government - Borough with manager
Greenville/West Salem Police Department - 11 patrolmen
Greenville Fire Department 7 personnel
Hempfield Township Police Department - 6 patrolmen - Volunteer Fire Dept

Community Service
First National Bank of PA
First Western Bank F S B
Greenville Savings Bank
Integra Bank/North
PNC Bank

Horizon Hospital System - Greenville Regional Hospital

Public Schools
5 K-8 schools with 3,012 students
4 9-12 schools with 1,800 students
Parochial Schools
1 K-8 schools
Vocational Education
Mercer County Career Center
Technical Education
Sharon Regional Health System School of Nursing
Pennsylvania Business Institute, Sharon
Advanced Education
Thiel College
Penn State Shenango Campus - Sharon - 15 miles
Grove City College - 20 miles
Westminster College - 24 miles

Greenville has 21 churches

Radio Stations
Greenville Broadcasting - WGRP/WEXC
Thiel College - WTGP

Record Argus - Circulation 5500

Three with a total of 55 rooms
One bed & breakfast - 4 rooms

Greenville Area Public Library - 40 000 volumes
Thiel College Library - 135,000 volumes

Highways-Interstates 79 & 80
State Routes-PA 18 58 & 358
Rail - Conrail Bessemer & Lake Erie
Air Service
Commercial service - Youngstown/Warren Regional Airport - 25 miles
Non-Commercial Greenville Municipal Airport (Hard-surface runway)

Electricity - Pennsylvania Power Company
Gas - National Fuel Gas
Telephone - Bell Atlantic
Pymatuning Telephone Co
Water - Greenville Water Authority
Source - Shenango River
Treatment capacity - 2 MGD
Normal Use - 1 MGD
Sanitary Sewer - Greenville Sanitary Authority
Secondary treatment capacity - 2.5 MGD
Present normal flow 1.8 MGD

Principal Industries
Trinity Industries - 1,500 employees - Railroad cars
Werner Ladder Co. - 850 employees - Ladders & extrusion
Salem Tube - 200 employees - Steel pipe & tubes
Damascus Tube - 160 employees - Aluminum rolling
Hodge Foundry - 185 employees - Iron

Mercer County labor force - 54 000

Income Tax
5% borough
5% school

Recreational Facilities
Parks - 5 city owned, 136 acres: 2 state owned, 25,658 acres
Lakes - Greenville is close to four lakes - Pymatuning, Sandy, Shenango and Wilhelm
Golf Courses - 1 public, 1 private - 5 public golf courses within 15 miles
Swimming pool - 1 public, 1 private

Cultural Facilities & Organizations
Engine 604 Museum
Canal Museum
Marietta Roth House Museum
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Greenville Community Band

Principal Civic Organizations
Business & Professional Women
Chamber of Commerce
Masonic Lodge

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Data Compiled December 1994 by
Penn Power's Marketing Services Department
Mercer County Chambers of Commerce &
Penn Northwest Development Corporation

For Further Information Contact:

Randal J Coleman - Economic Development Consultant
Penn Power - New Castle PA - (724) 656-5399 or 652-5531

Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce - Greenville, PA - (724) 588-7150

Penn Northwest Development Corporation - Mercer, PA - (724) 662-3705

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