Equipment Distributors, a supplier of automotive tools and equipment for the auto repair industry is expanding from Shelby Township to 10099 Radiance Drive in Ira Township of St. Clair County. The company is investing nearly $2 million in a two-phase new construction build, beginning with 14,000 square-feet during Phase I; and adding an additional 14,000 square-feet in Phase II. The facility will employ approximately 20 employees. Equipment Distributors which specializes in wheel alignment and automotive lifts, offers full auto lift support including ALI safety inspections, maintenance, repair and service parts for their flagship line of two post lifts, four post lifts, inground lifts, mobile column lifts, short & mid-rise lifts and pit lifts. These lifts are commonly recognized in automotive garages and shops and used to raise vehicles and keep them suspended for maintenance, repairs, wheel alignments and tire changes. “I’m very pleased that the Ira Township Board of Trustees voted 3-0 to approve a 12-year property tax abatement. This was an important incentive to the company and helped us to remain competitive with other communities that would offer a similar incentive to attract the project,” said Ira Township Supervisor, Jim Endres, Jr. “We are excited about new growth in our industrial park and are looking forward to Equipment Distributors breaking ground on their project.” “Equipment Distributors is excited to be a part of the IRA township Community and plans to bring good old fashion Hard Working American values with it,” said President, Steven Hughes.