Joanne and Walt Tucker: The legacy of Former Businesses

Joanne: "Well, the main businesses when I lived here before was Talon and Avtex. They both had probably a thousand or more employees each and both of those being out of business now... And then later on the railroad repair shop moved out. So, I think primarily it’s a lot of smaller businesses [now], a lot of tool shops. ‘Cause Talon had a big toolmaker program and they graduated a lot of toolmakers under their four year program and a lot of those people left town and started up tool shops or their own, as you probably see around - there’s a lot of tool shops around and that and that’s why they’re here is because of Talon program."

Walt: "I think it’s a good change because I don’t think unemployment is too bad here in Meadville. "