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JRS Custom Fabrication will build multimillion-dollar facility in Chester County

CHESTER -- The manufacturing company that plans to build a multimillion-dollar facility in Chester County is JRS Custom Fabrication, based in Ocala, Fla., The Herald has confirmed.

Economic Development Director Karlisa Parker declined to name the company Wednesday, and other county officials said they didn’t know the name of the company. But a woman who answered the phone at JRS this morning said the company is planning to build in Chester County. Neither the company’s president nor Parker were available this morning.

The company plans to bring 150 jobs over five years.

The County Council took its first vote Wednesday night to authorize the sale of nearly 60 acres of county land to the company, which county Council members also voted on a resolution to offer the business, code-named Project FAB, a tax incentive.

The company will manufacture fuel tanks, trailers and enclosures, according to the resolution the council voted on Wednesday.

During the council meeting, Parker said the business will bring 82 new jobs in its first year in the county, 30 more in its third year and the rest in the fifth year.During her presentation to the council, Parker was asked when the groundbreaking would be. She said the county would release more details about the project next week, but the groundbreaking would be soon.

Parker said the project could result in a $6 million investment by the company.

The land the business is considering is in the Chester County Industrial Park.

Charles D. Perry • 329-4068cperry@heraldonline.com

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