Thrasher Group Donates $100,000 to Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center

By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on January 11, 2018 via

Officials from the Thrasher Group and the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center assembled at the theater’s construction site this morning to recognize and accept a major contribution to the theater’s capital campaign.
The Thrasher Group has donated $100,000 to the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center. This outstanding contribution will help to renovate and restore one of Clarksburg’s most prized historic landmarks. The Theater, which first opened in 1913, has played host to many events throughout the past 100+ years. Thanks to the support of many individuals and corporations, especially the Thrasher Group, the theater will reopen its doors in late spring of 2018.
The entirely updated and renovated facility will play host to a wide array of events that include local, regional, and national acts. The theater’s solid original design and updates will allow for theatrical events, comedy, concerts, lectures, dance recitals, corporate events, and social gatherings. 
As a West Virginia-based firm, Thrasher not only understands the value of investing in the City of Clarksburg and surrounding areas, but is also keenly aware of the history and importance of the Robinson Grand Theater.
“Improving the communities where we live and work is at the core of what we do at Thrasher,” said CEO Chad Riley. “For years we have worked with the City of Clarksburg, and are proud to support the restoration of this historic landmark that will have positive effects for so many residents throughout the region.”
“We are truly excited to have the support of the Thrasher Group behind this amazing project,” said Ryan Tolley, Executive Director of the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center. “The Thrasher Group not only improves communities through their expert team of designers, engineers, and architects, they also contribute financially to local projects that make an impact!” “The passion and support they have provided helps to ensure that our project is a major success for the North Central West Virginia Region.”
The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center is one of the region’s largest economic development projects. Located in Clarksburg’s Central Business District, the center is undergoing a $15 Million renovation with a soft-opening slated for June 2018. For more information, visit
The Thrasher Group is a leading multidisciplinary architectural and engineering firm serving public and private clientele throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. With more than 350 employees in six states, Thrasher is committed to providing solutions to clients’ infrastructure challenges. For more information, visit

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