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Site Location Partnership Client Announcement: Pet Supplies Plus to Create Over 100 Jobs with Relocation to Seymour, Indiana

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  site location partnershipSeymour, IN (March 1, 2012) – Site Location Partnership (SLP), a Dallas-based site selection consulting firm, announced that Pet Supplies Plus (PSP), the third-largest specialty pet food retailer in the U.S., plans to relocate its warehousing operations from southeastern Michigan to Seymour, Indiana. The company will create up to 135 new jobs by 2016.

PSP will lease and equip a 763,000 square-foot facility in Seymour’s East Side Industrial Park. The consolidation and expansion will more than double the company’s capacity to support its existing and planned retail store customer base.

“Indiana’s business climate is a magnet for growing companies across the country,” said Governor Mitch Daniels. “We are happy that PSP, like many businesses before, has discovered that our unparalleled infrastructure and first-rate workforce make Indiana the premier place to expand their business.”

“This investment supports our customers who can expect substantial service improvements, a broader range of products and the highest level of availability in the industry,” said PSP Senior Vice President Todd Pankey. “We appreciate the commitment from Indiana and Seymour who have supported PSP with incentives to relocate to the area.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered up to $850,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $75,000 in training grants based on PSP’s job creation plans. The tax credits are performance-based, meaning until local employees are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Seymour approved additional property tax abatements at the request of the Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation.

“With our location along Interstate 65, we are well-positioned to attract major logistics companies and we are thrilled PSP selected Seymour for its new distribution center,” said Seymour Mayor Craig Luedeman. “Our area has seen solid growth over the past year and PSP’s decision gets 2012 off to a great start for us.”

About Pet Supplies Plus
Pet Supplies Plus (PSP) is the third-largest pet specialty retailer in the U.S. with 258 stores in 22 states. PSP operates a unique combination of company-owned and franchised stores in convenient neighborhood locations and offers a broad assortment of pet food and supplies at competitive prices.

About The Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation
The Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation (JCIDC) is committed to helping new industries locate in the county, promoting the growth and expansion of existing industries, and improving the overall quality of life of the community. Since 1984, the JCIDC has actively worked in unison with local government, community, and educational agencies to ensure an environment in which industry can thrive in a pro-business atmosphere.

About Site Location Partnership
Site Location Partnership (SLP) is a multi-disciplined advisory firm that enables the growth of businesses, communities and economies through its two primary consulting areas - corporate site selection and economic development. SLP’s Corporate Location Practice helps companies from industrial and commercial sectors select the optimal location for expansion, relocation or consolidation of business facilities. SLP’s Economic Development Practice assists various organizations in implementing business attraction strategies for new corporate investment, job creation and economic growth.

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