IN: Two Companies Pick Clark County for Growth, 40 New Jobs
9 Jun, 2015
Two companies announced plans to expand their operations in southeast Indiana, creating up to 40 new jobs in Clark County.
“Indiana has lowered taxes and cut red tape to make it easier for businesses across the state to succeed,” said Victor Smith, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “Fueled by demand from their customers, Weber Group and Century Industries are embracing the opportunities Indiana offers to grow and create new jobs for Hoosiers.”
Design and construction company Weber Group will invest $1.6 million to renovate and equip its 25,000-square-foot facility at the Sellersburg Industrial Park, adding roughly 6,400 square feet of production space. The company, which provides architecture, construction management and specialty fabrications of all types for branded and themed environments, fine art fabrications and manufacturing, will leverage its growth to meet rising demand from a national client base in the culture, leisure and entertainment sectors. Expecting to begin construction this summer, the company plans to have its expansion complete within 90 days. Weber Group, which currently employs 64 full-time associates, is currently hiring for project management and other positions, with plans to create up to 25 new jobs by 2018. Interested applicants may apply by sending a resume to Judy Kopp at firstname.lastname@example.org. [Quotes]
Century Industries LLC, a metal fabricator and manufacturer, will invest $1.02 million to expand its existing operations, doubling the size of its 24,000-square-foot facility at 299 Prather St. The company, which produces mobile stages, mobile bleacher seating, mobile grandstands, food concession trailers and portable ticket booths, will increase the height of its building in order to produce larger staging for its growing customers across the country. Founded in 1978, Century Industries currently employs 36 associates, including 33 Indiana residents. After the expansion, the company will begin hiring assemblers, fabricators and welders, creating up to 15 new jobs by 2018. Interested applicants may apply on site or learn more at www.centuryindustries.com. [Quotes]
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Weber Group, Inc. up to $225,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. Century Industries LLC was offered up to $125,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is ineligible to claim incentives. The town of Sellersburg will consider additional incentives at the request of One Southern Indiana.
About Weber Group
Weber Group, Inc. is a 32-year-old design and construction company with broad experience in branded and themed environments, housing of all types and retail and restaurant construction. By bringing creativity to the built environment, their projects tell a story for clients, which include Great Wolf Lodge Resorts, Nickelodeon, Sea World Parks and Entertainment, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Steadfast Companies and the Columbus and Louisville Zoos. For more information, visit www.webergroupinc.com.
About Century Industries
Century Industries LLC, founded in 1978, is a manufacturer of mobile outdoor stages and outdoor bleacher seating, food concession trailers, ticket booths and special event facilities. Century’s mobile units are designed for outdoor applications, built of weather resistant materials and feature fast, easy operation. For more information, visit www.centuryindustries.com.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, focusing on helping companies grow in and locate to the state. Governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Mike Pence, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.