Manufacturer Makita Buys Warehouse in Wilmer, Texas
Makita USA, a manufacturer of industrial power tools, has purchased a 227,230 square-foot warehouse on 14.3 acres in Sunridge Business Park in Wilmer, Texas. Scannell Properties built the spec-building in 2016.
As part of a tax abatement agreement, Makita will hire 55 new employees and will expand the facility. That will add $28 million in new assessed value to the city. Makita is part a multi-billion-dollar company with ten plants in eight countries.
“Makita has chosen an excellent location for its expansion,” said Wilmer Economic Development Executive Director David Miracle. “Sunridge Business Park is located on I-45 and sits across from Union Pacific’s 360-acre intermodal terminal.”
Unilever, Osborn-Hessey, Sprouts, Ace Hardware, and Medline currently occupy over 2.6 million square feet of warehouse space in Sunridge. Wilmer’s major employers include Proctor & Gamble, Unilever, Whirlpool, and Ace Hardware.
Wilmer uses a half-cent sales tax for the creation or retention of primary jobs in a range of sectors. These incentives are divided into Type A and Type B corporations and can be used for land, buildings, equipment, facilities, expenditures, and targeted infrastructure/improvements. Type B corporations can also fund projects that are considered community development initiatives promising to result in a higher quality of life or quality of work. Type B companies can also apply funds for the analysis and enhancement of industrial properties as well as for retail and infrastructure studies.