The Center Square [By Jon Styf] –
Tennessee has promised Kroger $1 million as an incentive for building a Central Fill pharmacy support center in Cleveland, Tennessee.
Tennessee’s Department of Economic and Community Development also agreed to give Walmart $224,000 for a $75 million fulfillment center expansion in Wilson County expected to lead to 70 new jobs.
The 50,000 square-foot Kroger facility is a support center for Kroger pharmacies in the southeastern United States.
It’s the fifth such facility for Kroger in the United States and 140 employees are expected to work there.
The group will also send $4.5 million to Hanon Systems USA for its planned $170 million manufacturing facility in Loudon.
Hanon, headquartered in South Korea, provides systems for electric vehicles including heating ventilation and air conditioning, powertrain cooling, compressors, fluid transport and electronics and fluid pressure.
Hanon plans to employ 600 people at the facility.
About the Author: Jon Styf, The Center Square Staff Reporter – Jon Styf is an award-winning editor and reporter who has worked in Illinois, Texas, Wisconsin, Florida and Michigan in local newsrooms over the past 20 years, working for Shaw Media, Hearst and several other companies. Follow Jon on Twitter @JonStyf.