The construction of the new Menards facility is underway in Fayette County, although there is currently no timeline for when construction will be complete.
Menard Inc. spokesperson Jeff Abbott explained, “With all the uncertainty surrounding the (COVID-19) virus these days, no official timeline has been established as to when we’ll start hiring, or when we’ll be able to open the facility.”
The new facility will be a Menards manufacturing and distribution plant. As previously reported, the plan is for the facility to have a concrete plant, truss plant and wood treatment plant.
According to officials, the facility should create 100-150 jobs.
The construction of the facility can be seen off State Route 41 between Parrott Station Road and Creamer Road in Jefferson Township.
In December of 2018, it was reported that the Fayette County Rural Zoning Commission approved the proposed site for the Menards Project (150 acres of land) to be rezoned from agricultural to industrial use. At that time, officials had explained conversations with Menards had been ongoing for approximately four months.
The final zoning approval for the project was then given by the Fayette County Commissioners on Feb. 25 of 2019. Although members of the community had shared resistance to the project, there were no community members present at this final meeting to show opposition.
In April of 2019, following the approval of the Jefferson Township Trustees, the Fayette County Commissioners gave Menard Inc. approval for a tax incentive agreement for the project. It was a 60 percent Enterprise Zone Tax Abatement on Real Property taxes for 10 years.
More information will be shared on the project as it becomes available.
Menards is a family-owned company with over 300 home improvement stores spread throughout 14 states: Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Reach Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355.