A Knox business is not in compliance with the terms of its tax abatement. The Knox City Council previously deferred action on the Selected Furniture property tax abatement compliance review to allow someone from the company to attend their meeting. Nobody showed up last night.
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok recommended the council deny the abatement based on a lack of communication from the company. He notes they have not turned in the necessary forms to the city and are also delinquent on their county property taxes. The council denied the abatement unanimously.
Selected Furniture supplies the restaurant industry and operates distribution centers in Knox, Los Angeles and Jacksonville, Fla., according to its website. Select Furniture set up shop in the former Rockwell Window plant on Culver Road in Knox in 2012. At that time, company officials said the decision to relocate to the Midwest from China was about improved product quality and efficiency.
Indiana Industrial Holdings, LLC is listed as the owner of the 43 acre parcel on which the Knox factory sits.