Empire Distributing, Inc. began as a small regional hearth distributor in the 1980’s supplying a handful of independent hearth dealers with one appliance product line. Now they have become a Northeast premier distributor of both hearth and outdoor living products. In 2007 they built and moved their location to the business park on Route 98 in Arcade.
Park Warner has plans for the construction of a 19,980 sq. ft. warehouse and distribution building at its facility. The expansion will allow the company to accommodate overflow from increased demand and expand office area. The capital investment for this is $1,495,000.
The Company requests abatement of sales tax on construction materials and non-production equipment, and a 10-year PILOT agreement for temporary abatement of property tax using the standard UTEP project schedule. Approximate value of these incentives is expected to be more than $100,000; therefore, a public hearing will be held on August 3, 2022.