Cintas to Open New Syracuse-Area Plant

Posted September 12, 2015 at 8:06 am

Cintas Corp., Mason, OH, recently announced plans to build a new $16.5 million plant in Clay, NY, near Syracuse, that will double the size of its existing facility, according to a local news report.

The 54,000-square-foot plant, slated to open early in 2017, will replace an existing facility nearby and require the hiring of 44 new employees, in addition to the current staff of 66 employees. The company anticipates adding another 54 employees over the next three years, according to Michelle Goret, vice president of communications. Goret said business is growing in the Syracuse area, and Cintas’ current facility to too small to keep pace with demand.

Cintas is seeking $3.8 million in tax abatements from Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency to help defray the costs of the new plant. The proposal includes $2.44 million in property tax discounts over 10 years and $1.36 million in sales tax exemptions for construction materials. If approved the company would have to pay $206,775 to the agency, meaning it would receive a net tax reduction of $3.59 million. Click here for details.