The Lancaster Industrial Development Agency will vote Tuesday on a request for tax breaks from an auto parts manufacturer that plans to hire 50 people as part of a $2.9 million expansion of its Walden Avenue facility.
Jiffy-Tite Corp. had 130 employees at its 57,000-square-foot factory at 4437 Walden Ave. as of last fall, when company officials announced they would seek a variety of state incentives to help finance a planned $10 million, five-year expansion that could create 80 jobs.
Jiffy-Tite officials said in October that they hadn’t yet decided whether to expand the company in Western New York, but the request to the Lancaster IDA indicates at least one piece of this larger expansion will take place in the town.
Jiffy-Tite, which is owned by Steve Zillig, and its Zillig Family LLC real-estate holding company are requesting a sales tax break, mortgage recording tax exemption and a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement on a $900,000 expansion of its factory and a sales tax break on $2 million in new equipment that will be purchased as part of the expansion.
The $900,000 expansion of the factory includes a 1,700-square-foot mezzanine and a 5,000-square-foot addition.
A public hearing on the Jiffy-Tite project begins at 8:30 a.m. in Town Hall, 21 Central Ave, with a vote on the tax-break request to follow.
-- Stephen T. Watson