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New jobs are on the horizon in Sturtevant at Leman USA thanks to a larger expansion than originally planned.
Trustees and members of the Community Development Authority Tuesday approved a developer’s agreement with Leman for an addition totaling 99,100 square feet at an expected investment of $7.1 million. Original plans put the expansion at about 38,000 square feet.
The addition will create 36 new jobs in the warehouse, up from the 28 positions village leaders were expecting. Starting wage for employees comes in at about $15.49 an hour, with an average hourly wage of $18.92. There will be a workforce of 78 once all the new hires are in place.
“This updated proposal represents a considerably larger project and would provide opportunity for significant, long-term growth at the Sturtevant Headquarters,” Logan Dawson of Racine County Economic Development Corporation noted.
Sturtevant is giving Leman $150,000 in financial incentives to help offset some of the costs of site prep and construction. Another $150,000 is provided by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in the form of Economic Development Tax Credits.
Construction is scheduled to begin sometime this summer and complete by the end of March 2016.