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Lancaster IDA approves tax breaks for Jiffy-Tite expansion

The Lancaster Industrial Development Agency voted today to grant an auto parts manufacturer $410,784 in tax breaks for a $3 million expansion of its Walden Avenue facility that promises to create 50 full-time jobs.

Jiffy-Tite Corp., which is owned by Steve Zillig, and the Zillig Family LLC real-estate holding company requested the tax breaks for a $900,000 expansion of its factory at 4437 Walden Ave. and for the $2.1 million in new equipment the company will purchase as part of the expansion. The $900,000 expansion of the factory, where Jiffy-Tite currently employs 144 full-time and nine part-time workers, includes a 1,700-square-foot mezzanine and a 5,000-square-foot addition, according to IDA records.

The IDA board voted 5-0 to approve $217,197 in sales-tax exemptions; a 10-year, payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement worth $163,765; and $29,822 in a mortgage-recording tax exemption, said Paul R. Leone, a consultant for the Lancaster IDA. No one spoke against the tax-break request at the public hearing that preceded today's vote.

-- Stephen T. Watson


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