May 24, 2018

Commissioners approve tax abatement for Bryan Equipment Sales

BATAVIA, Ohio (May 24, 2018) — Clermont County Commissioners approved on May 23 an enterprise zone tax abatement agreement for Bryan Equipment Sales, Inc., of Miami Township. Bryan Equipment plans to construct a 170,000-square-foot building at a new location on State Route 28 in Goshen Township.

In concert with Goshen Township Board of Trustees, Commissioners OK’d a  60 percent property tax abatement for 10 years, saving Bryan Equipment Sales approximately $1.5 million. Rick Bryan, Chief Executive Officer of Bryan Equipment, said, “These savings will be directly reinvested in the project.”

The company, which has been in business since 1948, sells outdoor power equipment tools, primarily Stihl products, to retailers. “Bryan Equipment Sales has had a long-time presence here, and we’re pleased that they decided to keep their operations in Clermont County,” said Ed Humphrey, President of the Board of County Commissioners. Company executives had considered moving its corporate headquarters to northern Kentucky as it cannot expand at its current site on Wards Corner Road in Miami Township.

Bryan Equipment Sales has committed to retaining all 60 employees currently employed at its Miami Township facility.

“We are excited about what this significant investment in Goshen Township means to our community from an economic development perspective,” added Bob Hausermann, Chairman of the Board of Goshen Township Trustees. “When we can help bring in new businesses, it can be the catalyst for other great things to happen in our community.”

“We look forward to being a great community and corporate partner in Goshen Township and Clermont County. We appreciate the support received for our project, as it will give us the opportunity to further invest in our company operations and continue to grow, which is beneficial to everyone,” Bryan said.

Construction is set to begin this summer, with an expected completion date in mid-2019.

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