New freezer warehouse brings 350 jobs to Warren replacing old auto salvage yards

Posted at 8:43 PM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 20:43:07-04

Two auto salvage yards will be replaced by a 252,000 square foot freezer warehouse. 

The new Lipari Food facility will bring 350 jobs to the Warren area and will be spending about $39 million on the project itself.

The warehouse will be on Bunert Road south of I-696 and will include food preparation facilities, freezer operations, warehousing and a trucking facility. 

Warren Mayor Jim Fouts says that the city has been aggressive in encouraging new commercial industrial developments. 

“The two salvage yards have been an eyesore that our property maintenance inspectors have been monitoring almost daily” said Fouts in a release. “Now, we will have a beautiful facility that will bring in new business property taxes and new jobs.”

In addition to the expected jobs and taxes The Michigan Economic Development Corporation might make $500,000 available for the development. The property could also qualify as a Brownfield development credit, which offers incentives for the contaminated land.