A wine and liquor distributor is finishing a $10 million expansion of its center in the Dixiana area as part of a deal to add at least 54 jobs.
The 129,500-square-foot addition will increase the size of Republic National Distributing Co.’s facility by nearly two-thirds when is is complete this fall.
Republic is growing “locally and beyond,” South Carolina company operations director Steve Platte said in a statement.
The workforce at the center in an industrial area near I-26 and I-77 will total 500 once the project is complete, company officials said. Its space will be nearly 336,000 square feet.
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Republic is getting a property tax break from Lexington County as part of its expansion.
County Council members approved the tax break in December 2013 under which the company pays a fixed fee on its expansion in exchange for adding jobs.
The deal adds five years to the 20-year agreement made when the center opened in 2010. Such deals are common when companies with large payrolls expand.
Fees paid by Republic since its original 206,000 square-foot center opened total nearly $989,000, according to county tax records.
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