Monday, February 23, 2009

McLane To Bring 400 Jobs To Republic

Governor Jay Nixon and area leaders will announce Tuesday that McLane Company, a national grocery and restaurant supplier, will build a distribution center in Republic that will likely create around 4oo new jobs, KY3 News has learned.

Multiple local sources confirmed that McLane is the mystery company described in a Monday press release.

Gov. Jay Nixon will fly to Springfield Tuesday afternoon with State House Rep. Jim Viebrock and Rep. Jay Wasson to make the announcement at a 2 p.m. event at the Republic Community Center.

Rep. Jim Viebrock said negotiations with the City of Republic have been ongoing for awhile. He said the location off of Highway MM, near Interstate 44 and James River Expressway was a key selling point for the company. Viebrock said the biggest incentive was the tax credit benefit the company will receive for setting up shop here.

***Expect the Governor to tout the new jobs as a reason to pass his expansion of the Quality Jobs Act***

The average salary will range between $32,000 and $36,000.

McLane is a $28 billion dollar supply chain company, based in Texas and owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

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