1. Chicopee company plans $9 million expansion, city officials approve tax agreement

    Chicopee company plans $9 million expansion, city officials approve tax agreement

    A local distribution company plans to build an about $9 million addition onto its existing building in Willimansett and will add 22 new jobs in the process. J. Polep Distribution Services, located on 705 Meadow St., is planning a 32,000 square foot expansion to create a new cold dock and freezer and cooler area to its current building, City Council members said. The City Council recently approved a tax agreement that will give the company a five-year break on real estate taxes as an incentive for the company, which currently employs 486 full-time people, to remain in the current ...

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    1. They have been in business for 31 years and we want them to stay in the city.
    2. We are considering a facility expansion to continue our growth and to bring new jobs to the Chicopee market. We have studied our future business needs and the projected market and determined that both would be best served with the addition.
    3. This is our way of thanking them for staying in Chicopee.
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