Norwalk council passes job creation grant agreement with Dan-Mar Company

Milan Township company could move into facility being vacated by EPIC Technologies.
Scott Seitz
Feb 6, 2014

Norwalk city council adopted a resolution at Tuesday night’s meeting approving a job creation grant agreement with Dan-Mar Company, Inc.

Dan-Mar Company, which is located on Wikel Road in Milan Township, is currently in negotiations with Natel, EPIC Technologies’ parent company, to acquire the EPIC facility located at 200 E. Bluegrass Drive. EPIC had announced in January its plan to close in 2014, leaving 85 employees jobless.

If the deal goes through and Dan-Mar makes the move to Norwalk, it will promise to create at least 42 new jobs by Dec. 31, 2016 as part of the grant program.

A story with details about the grant and Dan-Mar's plans was published Wednesday in the Norwalk Reflector. So you don't miss stories such as this one, you can subscribe to the Norwalk Reflector to receive home delivery and/or the e-paper, which is a complete digital replica of each issue. For more information, call (419) 668-3771 or click HERE.

Comments

mammamia

HOW MUCH is the grant?
WHERE is the money coming from?
WHAT are the TERMS of the grant?
...and do those terms include AND BACK UP (i.e. a bond deposit) any recourse to Norwalk if those 42 new jobs don't materialize?
OR if they take the grant and stay only a short time and then leave?

WILL those 42 promised NEW jobs .. which apparently will be phased in over 3 years - be a true increase in jobs?
WHAT happens to the current employees of the company?

Not saying this is a bad deal, but since this article only says "it's a deal" - there's not enough information to understand if it's a GOOD deal.

dswwtp

@mammamia - A story with details about the grant and Dan-Mar's plans was published Wednesday in the Norwalk Reflector. So you don't miss stories such as this one, you can subscribe to the Norwalk Reflector to receive home delivery and/or the e-paper, which is a complete digital replica of each issue.

kURTje

Mama attend Norwalk City Council meeting also. Ask them the same questions.

Kottage Kat

Beat me to it Kurt.
Thank you

methodman

Jobs jobs jobs

starryeyes83

I remember when AJM promised Bellevue about 200 jobs after the building was built on RTE 20 w/ all kinds of taxbreaks.

Those jobs they promised , yea, NEVER happened.

Contango

When politicians promote tax give-a-way gimmics, current individuals and businesses make up any revenue shortfalls.

Stealing business from other local communities is a dead end and tends to create ill will.

Maybe Milan will start filching some of Norwalk's industries? No city income tax? Sweet!

(Edited)

methodman

No winning with u. You just like to bit-ch. Man u like to bit-ch. Oh this won't work, that won't work. Oh if u do that, this will happen. Where's the jobs? My soups too hot. My ice tea is too cold. How about a tall glass of STFU. FREAKIN CRY BABY. The world is coming to an end. The great contaco to the rescue. Riding the bench. I'm still voting for u come election time you sorry piece.

Contango

Re: "No winning (snip)"

If you're looking to politicos to create "jobs," you're naively focusing on the wrong end of the problem.

For the most part, politicos just need to get outa the way of business.

A 'little' education for ya Sport:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d...

methodman

I'm not the one bit-ching pudwacker. You're my hero tho. Dumbest video I ever wasted 7 minutes on. Try reading the advice that 105 yr old Mrs. Sandy's gives for living life. Chocolate and go about your way regardless of lifes circumstances. No matter how much u bit-ch, its either gunna work out or its not gonna. Keep squawking tho cupcake. Gotta be something in here besides Mrs. Sandy's birthday worth reading.

Contango

Re: "Dumbest video I ever wasted 7 minutes on."

Obviously a case of pearls before swine.

Have a nice day Cupcake.

methodman

Wanna have a drink n talk about it then? Maybe a sandwich. Check out pearls before swine by corrosion of conformity. Brother believe me silence is deadly.

mammamia

To all of you who commented on my questions - thanks for the suggestions and for the way you put them - gently and courteously. I do have a subscription and the delivery person is reliable but a couple of issues are buried in snow; I should have checked more closely online for earlier information. I'll come to meetings in future as often as possible, right now I'm caregiving 2 people who are pretty much 24/7 patients. Again, thanks.

J Cooper

Notice this is an "if deal" if it goes through its a net lose of 43 jobs, yet another bright outlook for the Duncan administration and even this will cost us the price of the grant, job, jobs, jobs....

earlduck

I don't know if mayor Duncan promised jobs,jobs,jobs but if he did he shouldn't have been elected.
companies that can provide jobs,jobs,jobs have their pick of anyplace in the country and the Norwalk mayor cannot influence that,a million other communities are trying to do the same thing

hambone

Can I sell the tickets for Contango vs Methodman ?

Contango

lol. If you can make a buck - go for it.

kURTje

Hambone that I'd like to see. My $$ will be on methodman. Maybe Norwalk could have posted fights or grudge matches!! That might bring in a few $$. Don King would be proud.