Established in 1967 as a family farm partnership, T. J. Marquart and Sons, Inc. located in the Town of Gainesville, is one of 6 entities owned by the Marquart family. Along with crops (including the potato washing and storage business), the dairy, realty and trucking make T.J. Marquart and Sons, Inc. and its affiliates, one of the largest employers in Wyoming County, and growing.
Marquart's have recognized the needs of municipalities and school districts to have their trucks and buses serviced and repaired in the county verses outside of the county where the time and costs are more. The company has constructed a 30,375 square foot addition to its existing repair facility. Previously there were 40 people employed by T.J. Marquart, with this expansion they hope to create 40 more positions over the next three years.
The Company requested abatement of sales tax on construction materials and non-production equipment, a PILOT agreement for temporary abatement of property tax and abatement of Mortgage recording tax on $3,500,000. Approximate value of these incentives is more than $100,000; therefore a public hearing was necessary. Total incentives proposed, over a ten year period, are estimated to be $885,665.