State Grant Would Support Business Expansion

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Vacutech CEO John Tucker addresses the SEEDA Board Tuesday. (Photo by Ron Richter)
Vacutech CEO John Tucker addresses the SEEDA Board Tuesday. (Photo by Ron Richter)

The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board met for their monthly meeting Tuesday. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the report.


The Joint Powers Board approved a resolution to apply for a Business Committed grant through the Wyoming Business Council that would allow for Vacutech to expand onto property located west of their current location in the Hi-Tech Business Park in north Sheridan.

The proposed $3.6 million project consists of the construction of a 45,000 square foot industrial shell building that would be finished by Vacutech. SEEDA Administrator Robert Briggs says the building would mirror Vacutech's current facility.

Vacutech CEO John Tucker said that they currently employ 80 workers and that they expect that number to jump to 120 next year. Briggs said that they are hoping to submit the grant application in the next couple of weeks.

SEEDA is comprised of members of the Sheridan City Council and trustees of the Sheridan College Board along with a member at-large. Briggs added that both the college board and city council must approve the resolution as well before they can submit the application to the Business Council.

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