The Sazerac Company, one of the oldest family-owned distilleries in the world, is officially coming to New Albany. At Monday night’s city council meeting, the council approved an incentive package that was the final step in bringing this project to reality.
“This is an extraordinary day in the history of New Albany,” stated Mayor Jeff Gahan. “In a remarkably short period of time, good fortune and a focused effort has brought a wonderful opportunity for our citizens in the form of a world-class manufacturer and distiller, The Sazerac Company. Thanks to the team at Sazerac for choosing New Albany, Indiana. We are truly looking forward to a bright future together.”
Sazerac has plans to create up to 110 new jobs, including 50 new employees by the end of this year, with average salaries above the state and county average wage.
“When Pillsbury left it could have been devastating to the community. There were so many breadwinners of families in our community that lost their jobs,” stated Councilman Bob Caesar, sponsor of Monday’s Resolution at the City Council meeting. “To get good paying jobs back in that facility, in such a quick turnaround, is a major accomplishment for New Albany. To have this well-established, good paying company spend $66 million bringing a vacated plant back to life is a wonderful thing for our community.”