City Council approves tax abatements

Advanced Mold and Engineering is planning a $1.5 million dollar investment in its facility near Walesboro after the Columbus City Council approved a pair of tax abatements Tuesday evening.

The company plans to add more than 12,000 square feet to their facility, on South International Drive, for new production equipment. Company officials say the expansion will allow them to will retain 23 full-time jobs and add three more by the end of 2019. The company manufactures molded units for the automotive industry, and other areas.

The council agreed to the abatements, each 10-years in length, for real and personal property at the site. The vote was six-to-zero. Councilwoman Laurie Booher was not present.