CRFS adds investors with push to grow in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 April 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – CRFS isn’t laying off employees and its principal owner, Jodi Gaines, isn’t selling out her control of the business.

Gaines said the company is looking to grow and diversify in Albion, and she has welcomed new investors so the company is in a better position to expand.

“We’re here and we’re committed to Albion and the Orleans County community,” she said. “We have a long-term lease and we’re excited about our future.”

She made the comments today amidst concern and rumors in the community that the company was leaving the area and that she had relinquished some of her ownership stake.

Gaines said neither is true. She hasn’t sold any of her stake in the company.

“We’ve brought in additional investors to help us because there are a lot of tremendous opportunities for CRFS,” she said. “We’re looking to make additional investments in our technology and we are planning to expand service offerings.”

She also said the company will remain committed to several local causes, including the United Way and other charitable efforts.