Photo Caption: Dry warehouse area of Cheney Brothers’ Charlotte County-based distribution center.
Charlotte County, FL — Cheney Brothers Inc. has exceeded all anticipated hiring and job creation goals established at the start of the distribution center project. The Charlotte County Economic Development Office assisted Cheney Brothers with applications and support for incentives from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the Florida Department of Transportation in return for specific capital improvement and job creation conditions.
The Florida Department of Transportation committed to reimburse Charlotte County up to $722,000 for the construction of Cheney Way in return for Cheney Brothers beginning vertical construction prior to May 30, 2015. The company received its certificate of occupancy for the facility and began operations in October 2015.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity approved Cheney Brothers for participation in the Brownfields Redevelopment Bonus Program with the condition that it create at least 380 jobs at the Charlotte County location within five years. Cheney Brothers exceeded this commitment within two years and to date has created more than 380 jobs, and is still growing.
”We could not be more pleased by the success of our distribution center in Charlotte County. We established a goal to have 380 employees at our Punta Gorda facility by December of 2019. I am very proud to announce that we have met our hiring goals three years early.” said Byron Russell, CEO and chairman of the board of Cheney Brothers.
“Cheney’s success can be attributed to sound leadership, super employees, a community that has been with us every step of the way and a public sector that knows how to get things done,” said Director of Development Warren Newell.