Expanding Vacutech

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City of Sheridan Planning Director Robert Briggs (Photo Ron Richter ©)
City of Sheridan Planning Director Robert Briggs (Photo Ron Richter ©)

The Sheridan City Council held a special meeting Monday night. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.


The Council approved a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Wyoming Business Council under the Business Ready Community Grant and Loan Program, for a business committed project through the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority, known as SEEDA.

If the grant is approved, it would allow for the expansion of Vacutech in the High-Tech Business Park in north Sheridan. City Planning and Economic Development Director Robert Briggs said the 40,000 square foot facility would be next to the current Vacutech building and would be similar in size. Vacutech will donate four acres of land adjacent to their current building that will be used for the site of the new facility. Briggs talks about how the expansion of Vacutech will benefit the community.

Briggs said SEEDA will lease the facility to Vacutech for five years, after which time, Vacutech will have the option to buy the building. Council President Jesus Rios said the expansion is a great opportunity.

The total estimated cost of the project is $4.4 million. $3 million, if approved, would come in the form of a state grant, and $1.2 million would come from a state loan. Vacutech’s cash contribution of $275,000 will pay for the parking area for the new building.

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