Flatout Bread requesting tax abatement for Saline food manufacturing expansion
The Saline City Council is expected to vote tonight on a tax abatement application from Flatout Bread, which plans to add equipment to its food manufacturing operation on Woodland Drive.
Flatout plans to invest $1.27 million on new machinery and equipment and another $41,000 on facility improvements, according to the City Council agenda.
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"They're going gangbusters," Saline Mayor Gretchen Driskell said. "We’re delighted they’re growing in the city and investing in their property in the city."
The firm, founded by husband-and-wife Mike Marsh and Stacey Marsh in the 1990s as an outgrowth of an Ann Arbor sandwich shop, is one of the region's largest food manufacturers. The company, whose sandwich wrap product is sold in major grocery store chains, had more than 120 employees two years ago.
Mike and Stacey Marsh could not be reached for comment this afternoon.
The company recently changed its legal name from Patto Inc. to Flatout Bread to more accurately reflect its business.