Tax break approved for John P. O’Sullivan Distributing

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GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township Board of Trustees has approved a 50 percent, 12-year tax exemption for John P. O’Sullivan Distributors.

The request now goes to the state for final approval.

O’Sullivan is investing $20 million in a 210,000-square-foot building in Grand Blanc Enterprise Park. The project will allow the company to maintain the 130 jobs it currently provides for teamsters, warehouse workers, sales personnel and office staff, and add 20 more, said Joan O’Sullivan Butler, president.

The company, family owned since Butler’s father, John P. O’Sullivan, founded it in 1976, distributes a number of well-known beers and seltzers as well as non-alcoholic beverages.

It currently operates out of an 80,000-square-foot building built in 1980, Butler said.

“Due to the growth of our territory and the products we sell, we are very much in need of a larger facility,” she said. “We looked for several months in Genesee County to find land. Because of the investment of Grand Blanc Township on Baldwin Road, we really found that Enterprise Park was the best place for us. It’s a turnkey location with sewers available, high-speed internet, water lines, everything we needed to build. We’re very excited … we hope to continue to grow.”

The development is within the Downtown Development Authority district. The DDA captures new tax revenues within its boundaries.

“We’re very pleased to see the jobs coming to Grand Blanc Township, and the investment,” said Supervisor Scott Bennett. “These are the kind of drivers that bring (additional investment). We appreciate having it here.

“Thank you for bringing this to Grand Blanc Township. We’re pleased with the investment, the jobs and what it means for our community. It’s a beautiful building, as well.”…Read more by 810-452-2652 • lrocha@mihomepaper.com, By Lania Rocha

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