Findlay Hancock County Economic Development office has announced a Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) in conjunction with McLane Company, Inc. (McLane), one of the
nation’s leading wholesale suppliers to grocery retailers and restaurants, that announced earlier today they would be creating 425 jobs and invest $119 million at a new distribution facility in Findlay, Ohio. Company officials said they expect to break ground on the new facility this summer.
The City of Findlay and McLane have come to a formal agreement on the CRA with upfront payments in the amounts of $500,000 to assist with related infrastructure and $100,000 as a contribution to aid in workforce development.
“This agreement is a great win for our Workforce Development Coalition to train and educate students in advanced manufacturing and distribution,” said Findlay*Hancock County Economic Development Director Anthony Iriti who worked closely with McLane and the City of Findlay.
A portion of the CRA, $500,000, will expedite the construction of the required infrastructure of the entire Tall Timbers West Industrial Park. Officials are expecting to begin this summer with road construction, storm sewer, waterline, and
sanitary sewer. In addition, Hancock Regional Planning Commission, Hancock County Commissioners, and Township Trustees all collaborated on this private-public partnership.
“We are fortunate to have a strong community that can form unique partnerships and attract emerging businesses to Findlay,” said Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik. “We are very pleased that McLane has chosen Findlay’s new industrial park to build their state-of the art distribution center.”
Read more in The Courier’s coverage article.