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Sawyer In Review

January - Superior Extrusion begins aluminum extrusion plant. Firm soon expands to two shifts with 50 employees.

January - Headstart and Marquette General Hospital Behavioral Health Services begin operations in new Sawyer Medical Center

K.I.Sawyer Development Department/Marquette County receive "Facility of the Year" award from the National Association of Installation Developers.

March - Captain's Lounge and Restaurant opens.

May - YMCA assumes operation of West Branch Health & Fitness Center.

June -Second annual Sawyer EXPO organized by local businesses to showcase Sawyer's existing and potential opportunities

Summer - MACASU manages Little Trout Lake recreation area.

Summer - New substation installed to provide improved, consistent electric service.

August - Sawyer Dental Clinic, operated by Marquette County Health Department, opens in Sawyer Medical Center.

August - Salvation Army opens Salvation Army Youth Center with the support of Forsyth Township and the Sault Tribe.

September - "The Sky's the Limit", The Mining Journal, September 22, 1999. Twelve thousand-foot runway, new larger terminal, and international designation increase business potential and service.

September - 14,000-square foot addition opens at K.I.Sawyer Elementary School. Sawyer's K-6 enrollment reaches 500 by September, 2001.

Residents: 1,200
Jobs: 816

December - Sawyer Community Development Workgroup forms under auspices of Education & Human Services Committee of the Lake Superior Community Partnership. Goals are to improve public perception and quality of life at Sawyer.

December - K.I. Processing begins demolition at central heat plant with initial plans to build a potato processing facility

February - DELPHI Automotive reaches lease agree
ment with Marquette County for an automotive testing facility.

March - Community dialogues take place to learn what residents want for their community.

Spring - Frank the Mover begins commercial moving operation at Sawyer.

May - Community Coordination Office opens at 269 Canberra. Operation
covered by donations, grants, volunteers.

June - First annual community flower planting.

June - American Communications Network (A C N) call center begins taking calls. Predictions of up to 750 jobs

Summer - 2000 & 2001 MACASU operates Little Trout Lake in partnership with Forsyth Township, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe/Sawyer Village and West Branch Township.

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Gwinn Sawyer Chamber of Commerce
248 Wellington Drive, Gwinn, MI 49841
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