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Mayor Horrigan to Host Tour of Akronís Tunnel Boring Machine


City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of Ellen Lander Nischt
Published: 05-24-2017

Akron, Ohio, May 24, 2017 – After months of custom assembly, “Rosie,” Akron’s Tunnel Boring Machine, named in honor of the women who worked in Akron’s factories during WWII, is ready for her close-up. She’s preparing for the upcoming journey to Akron to dig the Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT) underneath Downtown Akron. Please join Mayor Dan Horrigan and officials from Kenny/Obayashi and The Robbins Company for an exclusive tour of the machine and an opportunity to take photographs. This will be the best opportunity to view the machine up-close.

WHAT:         Mayor Dan Horrigan Hosts a Tour of Akron’s Tunnel Boring Machine

WHEN:         Thursday, May 25th  
              2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
                  Media can enter the facility starting at 1:30 PM

WHERE:       The Robbins Company 
                      29100 Hall Street
                     Solon, OH 44139

          Please RSVP to this media event by contacting City of Akron Press Secretary Ellen Lander Nischt at [email protected] as space may be limited on the tour. The Robbins Company headquarters is a closed facility. All guests will be asked to wear protective gear and sign-in upon arrival. Please see the attached map for parking instructions. 

          For more information about Rosie, please visit:



For further information, contact:
Ellen Lander Nischt
Press Secretary
166 South High Street
Suite 200
Akron, Ohio 44308
Phone: (330) 375-2325
E-mail: [email protected]

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