Miracle grows Tyler Goodyear plantMiracle grows Tyler Goodyear planthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=93092012-10-16T08:30:00Z2012-10-16T00:00:00Z

TYLER - Hyponex Corp. has purchased 600,000 sf and 63 acres of the former Goodyear building on Texas Hwy. 31 W. with plans to start production of Scotts Miracle-Gro products by late November 2012.

The company is investing about $10.7 million in building, land improvements, machinery, racking, diesel tanks, forklifts and loaders, with $4 million in potential inventory.

The company plans to use 240,000 sf for production and bagging operations. The remaining structure will be demolished, and the resulting concrete slab providing warehousing, loading and shipping space.

The Tyler plant will have 20 to 30 full-time employees. There also may be as many as 16 to 18 temporary workers from December through May.

In addition to creating jobs, wood chips for manufacturing will be sourced from area saw mills and yard waste. The company could use as many as 20 trucking firms for transportation.

In August, Hyponex, which makes Scotts Miracle-Gro, was granted a three-year, 100 percent abatement on property taxes by Smith County commissioners.

The seller, Industrial Realty Group (IRG), says the west side of the property has about 200,000 to 300,000 sf and about 90 acres left available for lease. IRG, bought the facility and has been working to reinvent the space to attract new businesses, as reported in August 2012.

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