Mystery manufacturer eyes Vandalia site, others for 300-job plant

An unnamed manufacturing facility is looking to relocate and bring hundreds of jobs to Vandalia or another municipality, according to Vandalia officials.

“We really don’t know a whole lot about the company at this point or what they do outside of the fact that it is a manufacturing business and there’s a potential for 300 jobs to come to the city of Vandalia,” said Amber Holloway, Vandalia’s assistant city manager.

Officials said the company is considering property in the Northwoods Business Park.

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Holloway spoke about potentially landing the company during a July 9 Focus Vandalia video segment.

The company is also considering other locations for the 400,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, according to Vandalia officials.

“We are very early in the process,” said Rich Hopkins, Vandalia’s communications manager. “We won’t know for a while which way the company will go.”

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