Dear TACC Members,
As you can see, our region has seen a very busy spring season. Stay tuned for more details about these projects, and many others.
We have had many exciting happenings in the region during this spring season, even though it may not feel like springtime outside. Many of our members are celebrating successful initiatives, and we are very excited for some new growth opportunities. This is a great time for the Tuscarora area.
Whitetail Resort: Our neighbors on the hill are currently underway with an $8.5 million expansion to their resort. This 31,000 square foot addition will be ready for the fall of 2016 and will bolster a full service restaurant, brick oven pizzeria, new Starbucks cafe, and 400 additional seats. Check out the Public Opinion ARTICLE for more information.
Atlas Copco Secoroc: The Franklin County Area Development Corporation is well on their way to construct a brand new 66,000 square foot facility for Atlas Copco. As previously announced, the company will be consolidating their Texas and Utah operations to Ft. Loudon. This consolidation will add around 50-60 jobs to our region. Eagle Construction is the general contractor for this project, and F&M Trust is a partner in financing. Check out The Herald Mail ARTICLE for more information.
Rutter's Farm Stores: The town of Mercersburg has been anxiously awaiting the construction of a Rutter's Farm Store at the old Bob Hoffman Chevrolet & Buick property. The former building has been demolished and crews are working diligently to prepare the site. Two weeks ago, the Mercersburg Borough Council approved the transfer of an additional liquor license into the borough. If all final approvals are met, this would give the convenience store the ability to sell six packs of beer. The type of license obtained would require Rutter's to give customers the ability to consume alcoholic beverages in their restaurant area, and would also allow them to serve spirits. However, representatives from the company have said that they only have an interest in six pack sales. On another note, the buzz out of St. Thomas Township is that the company is also exploring the possibility of constructing a store on the corner of Lincoln Way West and Hade Road. Check out the Public Opinion ARTICLE for more information.
Herbruck's Poultry Ranch: A few weeks ago, it was announced that an agricultural company based out of Michigan is exploring the possibility of an expansion in Montgomery Township. The Herbruck family is one of the nation's leading producers of eggs from cage-free hens. The poultry ranch is a fourth generation family egg producer. This expansion has the potential to create about 190 full-time jobs, with competitive health benefits. The Herbruck team has already met with many local community leaders, including the chamber of commerce. In the next few days, a team from the area, including myself will be flying to Michigan to tour their operation and ask questions. We are looking forward to this exploration. Check out the Q&A ARTICLE put together by the Herbruck's, as well as the ARTICLE from the Public Opinion for more information.
TACC Executive Director