Empire Distributors eyes facility in Mills River, near Sierra Nevada

From the Hendersonville Lightning:

MILLS RIVER — In the first sign of a major spinoff from the new Sierra Nevada brewery in Mills River, an Asheville beer distributor is expected to announce plans to locate a distribution center on Old Fanning Bridge Road across the river from the beer-maker.

The Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Monday will take up a request from Empire Distributors of North Carolina Inc. for economic incentives of up to $479,000 over seven years in exchange for investing at least $20 million in a new building and equipment and adding 15 jobs.

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