The City of Cortland has announced Suit-Kote has made a donation of asphalt for the Main Street paving project currently taking place, the donation will help the City of Cortland save over $35,000.
The donation was done in memory of Suit-Kote’s founder, Frank Suits Sr. by current Suit-Kote CEO, Franks Suits Jr.
“Frank called me and said he wants to contribute to the Main St. revitalization project in memory of his father,” Cortland Mayor Steve said. “Frank understands the importance of this project to the community and the challenges the city faces. The offer is a testament to the contributions Frank Suits Sr. and the company he founded have made to the community.”
The donation will bring in 800 tons of asphalt that the City of Cortland DPW will use to temporarily pave Main Street for winter. With the paving, it marks the end of this year’s construction season and the completion of a majority of the underground utility and infrastructure work.
“My father was proud to make this area home to his company and to have a partnership with the City of Cortland going back to 1960,” Frank Suits Jr. said. “Investing in the community was important to my father and I know he would want us to invest in the revitalization of Main St. and the city’s infrastructure improvements.”
The temporary asphalt, which will be milled in the spring, will return to the Suit-Kote facility in Polkville where it will be recycled.