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GRANVILLE – Amazon will soon call Granville one of its many homes, after the town’s planning council approved plans for a customer fulfillment center at the former Manchester Wood site.

On Wednesday, Granville City Supervisor Matt Hicks said plans were approved Tuesday evening and renovations would begin in December.

“The site plan was approved last night, with an Amazon representative present to us who gave us an update. They are going to buy the old Manchester Wood building on Route 24,” said Hicks.

The village mayor, Paul Labas, said on his personal Facebook page that Amazon will bring “Over 200 jobs with great benefits from day of hire.”

Labas called the new plans “a historic event for Granville. The post also said the company would fully reimburse employees for continuing education, from GED certification to master’s degree programs.

The company’s website says his average hourly rate is around $18.

The Manchester Wood manufacturer closed in August 2018 after 42 years in business.

The new project is expected to be completed in mid-2023.

“They will begin renovations to the existing building in December, then begin exterior work on the site when the weather is nice in the spring, then open mid-23,” said Hicks.

Hicks said he was happy to see the building being redeveloped. He also cited the creation of jobs and new businesses in the town as positives from the project.

“We look forward to partnering with Amazon to help make this operation a success,” Hicks concluded.

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