Big Expansion Planned For York Cold Storage, Board Says Yes To CDBG Loan | Business

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YORK – A major product expansion project is planned for York Cold Storage, which will create 13 new full-time jobs.

And city council has accepted a block community development grant of $ 310,000 that will contribute to the $ 5 million effort.

CDBG’s application was filed by Great West Petfood Holding Inc. (doing business as York Cold Storage).

York County Development Corporation Executive Director Lisa Hurley told council last week that another CDBG loan is about to be repaid and the money can then be reallocated to this particular project.

She explained that this is a federal grant to the city which is then transferred to the Southeastern Nebraska Development District (SENDD) which will then provide the loan to Cold Storage. Payments will come back through SENDD, and then those funds can be reallocated to another project in the future, in York.

“It’s for one part of this project, it’s a big project, one that’s good for the community,” Hurley said.

Matt Spanjers, plant manager for York Cold Storage, said the project will be located in the old Tyson building, along Division Avenue. A 2,200 square foot expansion will take place for this building.

He said the processes inside will involve “quick freezing” and “put people to work.”

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