Union County isn’t just a great place to live, but a great place to work, too. The County encourages entrepreneurship with the necessary tools and resources to build and grow relationships and economic infrastructure. Its goals rest on promoting and supporting the current businesses in our area and the advancement of new opportunity.

 

 

 

 

Incentive grants approved for Goulston Technologies

The Union County Board of County Commissioners approved two separate economic development incentive grants during their Oct. 2, 2017 meeting for Goulston Technologies. The first “Step 3” Economic Development Incentive Grant approved was for an amount not to exceed $170,500 over a five-year period beginning in the fiscal year 2021. The second “Step 3” Economic Development Incentive Grant approved was for an amount not to exceed $825,000 over a five-year period beginning in the fiscal year 2023, according to the agenda. Both grants have a grant factor of 2.75 percent. Goulston Technologies (Project Quantum) requested the two grants to support a two-phased expansion with a potential total value of $35.7 million. The first phase is for a $6.2 million investment in a new building to house equipment and machinery at its North Johnson Street facility in Monroe. The second phase is for a $29.5 million investment for the purchase and installation of manufacturing process equipment. The first grant was also based on Goulston Technologies hiring at least three full-time employees through the investment. The second grant was also based on Goulston Technologies hiring at least five full-time employees through the Investment.

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Incentive Grant for ATI Specialty Materials

The Union County Board of Commissioners on Nov. 6, 2017 approved a “Step 3” Economic Development Incentive Grant for ATI Specialty Materials in the amount not to exceed $302,500 paid over a five-year period beginning in FY 2021. ATI Specialty Materials is considering an expansion with a potential value totaling $11,000,000. The project would include investment in a new building and new manufacturing equipment at its Bakers South facility on AeroPointe Parkway in Monroe. This grant was also based upon the company’s hiring of at least 5-10 full-time employees associated with the investment.

The WWTP Expansion project includes:

  • Upgrade and expansion of the influent pump station.
  • Replacement of the existing preliminary treatment facility with a new grit removal and odor control system
  • Conversion of the existing biological treatment process to a diffused aeration system to enhance biological nutrient removal and provide additional capacity
  • Replacement of the effluent disinfection system with a new high efficiency ultraviolet disinfection process
  • Construction of a new residuals handling facilities which serves to stabilize and dewater the residual solids produced in the treatment process

The County awarded the contract to Adams Robinson Enterprises, Inc. in the amount of $36,673,000.00, which is the County’s largest capital improvement project in the last two decades.

Construction began September 2016 and targeted for completion in fall of 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

Incentive Grant Awarded to Fisher Textiles

At its Nov. 6, 2017 meeting, the Union County Board of Commissioners approved a “Step 1” Economic Development Incentive Grant not to exceed $90,000 over a five-year period beginning in FY 2020 for Fisher Textiles. Fisher Textiles is considering an expansion with a potential value totaling $4,500,000. The project would include investment in a new building and process equipment at its Indian Trail facility. The grant was also based upon the company’s hiring of at least 5-10 full-time employees associated with the investment.