(PEKIN) - A New Albany-based pipe manufacturing business has plans to expand its operation to Pekin, creating 10 new jobs.
According to the website for Globe Mechanical, Andres' facility in New Albany, fabricates carbon and alloy piping systems for the power, chemical process, refining and paper industries.
The company plans to locate on property that had been the home of Burnett Welding on South Voyles Road as well as on property that had been the site of Saroyan. Marlin Andres, president of the company, has acquired 56 acres total on both sides of Voyles Road, including the Cutter property next to the railroad tracks.
The name of the company's Pekin facility is Andres Leasing LLC.
Andres plans to build offices on the Burnett site and a 120 by 150 feet manufacturing facility where Saroyan was located. He said work has already started on the manufacturing facility and Andres hopes to start operations in March.
Andres says the company anticipates hiring 10 people with salaries totaling $400,000.
Marcia Walker, of the Salem Leader reports, Sabrina Burdine, with the Washington County Growth Partnership, met with the Washington County Council on Monday, seeking a tax abatement for Globe Industrial. The five-year abatement, which the county council granted, is for equipment with an estimated value of $250,000.
Pekin has also granted the company a $500,000 abatement on both real estate and equipment for the manufacturing facility on the Saroyan site, which is inside the town limits. Property on the other side of the road is actually outside the town.
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