The Board of Mayor and Alderman approved at the November meeting a purchase and sale agreement with CARMAX Auto Superstores for the sale of 27.86 acres at $15,000 per acre.
In a story first reported by the Manchester Times, if all goes as planned, CARMAX would build a $35M inventory management center in the Manchester Industrial Park, near Great Lakes Cheese that will create 200-235 jobs that range in salary from $40,000-55,000 a year.
Representing CARMAX at the meeting was James Murphy, who described the facility as one that preps used vehicles for sales.
“They do a reconditioning process here, so it’s pretty intensive work at this center,” he said.
Murphy said the site will have a small paint facility that does small body part touchups, in addition to repairs of broken parts.
Murphy noted that some cars that are sold to CARMAX do not meet the company’s standards for resale to the public are marketed to other licensed dealers.
Information from the Manchester Times