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R1 Success Story: GrandyOats, Hiram, ME

Hiram, ME is a small town of about 1600 residents in Oxford County, Maine. The town has historically been a center of farming and timber harvesting, while the nearby Saco River provided hydropower for mills. The Hiram Elementary School building was originally constructed in 1979. In 2008, Maine consolidated schools in the southern Maine area and the building was abandoned. The Elementary School building drew interest from GrandyOats because it offered more than 10,000 square feet of single-story space and 8.2 acres of land.

Read the following Brownfields Success Story fact sheet for more information about GrandyOats, Hiram, Maine.

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