TINA – Tara Industries held a ground-breaking ceremony Monday and presented their plans to develop an industrial and agricultural plant facility with the goal to house as many 500 employees.

TINA – Tara Industries held a ground-breaking ceremony Monday and presented their plans to develop an industrial and agricultural plant facility with the goal to house as many 500 employees. The first order is to complete the bio-diesel facility that was left incomplete by the original owners of the 508-acre site. The company will begin producing bio-diesel, then continue to develop facilities to produce glycerin, corn syrup and fish bait, expecting to create 125 jobs in the first five years. From there, the company will solicit other industrial and agricultural businesses to take advantage of the large agri-ready site. The company also understands the potential community impact. “Our focus is to shape the property we have acquired and develop a business and industrial complex to grow the community, provide economic growth, sustainability all while being responsible and safe partners to the region,” according to company representatives. State Rep. Joe Don McGaugh, raised in Carroll County, said “the strength of this community is and always will be agriculture. I always thought that in Carroll County, all we needed was a leg up, and I think that’s what this opportunity is at this time.” Included in the company’s plans is a rail loop for product transport and managing partner, Joe Fischer, explained that the site is “the largest agricultural industrial site in the state, the 12th largest in the Unites States, a top 50 internationally and the largest privately-funded agricultural industrial park in the United States.”