Command Alkon, Hull & Associates and Goken America seek expansions in Dublin
(Dublin, Ohio) – Dublin City Council approved two economic development agreements for retention and expansion projects for Hull & Associates and Goken America; and reviewed a proposed economic development agreement for Command Alkon – for the retention of more than 170 jobs and creating more than 40 jobs in Dublin and the Columbus region.
Council reviewed as a first reading an economic development agreement for Command Alkon, a developer of software and hardware products used in the concrete, asphalt, and cement industries. Located at 5168 Blazer Parkway, Command Alkon has been in Dublin since 1992. They currently have 70 employees and plan to create an additional 15 jobs by 2019. They are headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dublin staff has worked with Command Alkon over the last year on the potential of a new-build project for Command Alkon’s future location.
The Real Estate Purchase and Economic Development agreement proposed by the City includes the transfer of approximately 10.035 acres of City-owned land located near the intersection S.R. 161 and Houchard Road to Dublin Building Systems Inc. (DBS), for the purposes of constructing a 30,000 square foot facility for Command Alkon’s use. The total value of the land is approximately $903,150. The facility is to be owned by Dublin Building Systems Inc., and leased by Command Alkon per a 10-year lease agreement.
“The real estate purchase agreement mandates a below market lease rate to ensure that the land transfer function as an incentive for Command’s job retention and creation,” said Economic Development Administrator Michael Clarey.
Second Readings – Council approved agreements for Hull & Associates and Goken America
Dublin-based Hull & Associates, Inc. seeks to expand its current operations located at 6397 Blazer Parkway. Hull plans to retain 73 jobs and create an additional six jobs by the end of 2018. The company will be expanding into currently unused space in their existing location.
Hull is a project development, energy, and engineering consulting firm specializing in the alternative energy, brownfields, environmental, shale oil & gas, and waste management markets.
Hull & Associates Chief Financial Officer Julie Kasper said the company wants to remain in Dublin. “We love Dublin, it is safe, has great schools. It is a great community,” said Kasper.
Clarey said the economic development agreement proposed by the City includes a four-year, 10% Performance Incentive on withholdings collected (2015-2018), which is capped at $40,500 for the term of the agreement.
Goken America, LLC, a design/engineering firm serving the automotive industry, is seeking to expand its footprint in Dublin. Currently located at 5920 Wilcox Place, Goken plans to retain 29 jobs and create an additional 20 jobs by the end of 2019. Goken will relocate the company to a larger site at 5100 Parkcenter Ave.
Goken Ameica President Doug Smith said the company plans to continue to grow adding news jobs in their new Dublin location.
Clarey says the economic development agreement proposed by the City includes a one-time $10,000 Location Grant and a five-year, 10% Performance Incentive on withholdings collected (2015-2019), which is capped at $60,000 for the term of the agreement.
“Hull & Associates and Goken’s desire to expand their operations here demonstrates the value of doing business in Dublin and their long-term commitment to Dublin,” said Economic Development Administrator Michael Clarey.
Council will vote on the Command Alkon agreement at the September 8th Council meeting.
For more information on the proposed EDAs and full ordinances – go to: https://dublinohiousa.gov/council-meetings/council-agenda-monday-august-25-2014/
For more information, contact Sue Burness firstname.lastname@example.org 614.226.5382 Twitter/@sueburness @dublinohio
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