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Berkeley Co. passes final reading for fee in lieu of tax for Gerber distribution center

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BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Berkeley County Council passed the final reading for a fee in lieu of taxes for a Gerber Childrenswear distribution center. 

Council voted Monday night on the project that is expected to create 45 new jobs over the next five years. 

The fee in lieu of tax would allow Gerber to pay a fee instead of taxes as part of their incentive agreement. 

Gerber announced in August that the company's new 477,000 square foot facility would be located in the Rockefeller Group - MeadWestvaco Foreign Trade Zone in Berkeley County. 

Company officials say the facility is anticipated to be fully functional in the second quarter of 2016 with hiring to take place in the first quarter. 

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