Goshen moves toward tax abatement for auto parts maker

Earl Mattson, Benteler plant manager in Goshen, discusses the company’s plans with city council Tuesday.

GOSHEN — An international auto parts maker with a Goshen presence for 30 years expects to almost double its sales to $118 million thanks to several new contracts.

Benteler Automotive plans to add $26 million worth of new equipment this year to help it keep up with contracts for Ford, Lincoln and Honda vehicle models. Goshen Common Council voted Tuesday to declare an economic revitalization area for the plant, in preparation for giving a five-year tax phase-in on the investment.

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Jeremys favorite thing to do. Hope it doesn’t take him a month to tell the citizens he serves they backed out like his failed sweetheart deal last year.

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