IN: Orthodontics Maker Expands Operations, to Create 150+ Jobs
8 Jun, 2021
G&H Wire Company Inc. (G&H), a manufacturer and global provider of clinical orthodontic solutions, announced plans to establish its global headquarters and expand manufacturing operations in Johnson County, creating up to 154 new jobs by the end of 2023.
“Indiana has a rich tradition of strength in life sciences, ranking second in the U.S. for these critical exports like pharmaceuticals, medical devices and orthopedics," said Governor Eric J. Holcomb. "The state continues to provide a vibrant life sciences sector for innovative companies like G&H to not only create a foundation, but plan for and achieve future success."
G&H will invest more than $3.3 million to establish its new, global headquarters at 40 Linville Way in Franklin. The company will lease and equip a 55,000-square-foot facility to house corporate offices as well as manufacturing operations, which have outgrown the company’s current space in Johnson County. The new facility, which is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year, will allow the company to support its growth plans in both domestic and worldwide markets.
“Global companies like ours have many options when determining where to locate facilities," said G&H CEO John Voskuil. "This location decision was critical to continuing G&H’s success. After evaluating multiple options, we chose to relocate and expand a short distance from our existing facility. This decision was made because the city of Franklin and the state of Indiana provide G&H a very competitive business environment, a quality workforce and an excellent location for distribution of our products.”
Operating for more than 40 years and with customers in more than 120 countries, G&H manufactures orthodontic supplies including brackets, bands, tubes, wires, springs and elastomerics. To support its growth in Franklin, the company, which currently employs 151 associates in the U.S. including 141 in Indiana, is hiring for both office and production positions. Interested applicants should apply at ghorthodontics.com/careers.
“The city of Franklin understands the importance of attracting new businesses to the community, as well as nurturing those already a part of the existing business base, " said Franklin Mayor Steve Barnett. "G&H Orthodontics has been an asset to our business community, and we look forward to watching them flourish at their new location.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered the G&H Wire Company Inc. up to $1.8 million in conditional tax credits and up to $200,000 in conditional training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim incentives once Hoosiers are hired. The city of Franklin approved additional incentives.
Indiana is the second-largest exporter of life sciences products in the U.S., totaling more than $10.5 billion. More than 2,100 life science companies operate in Indiana, supporting 56,575 Hoosier jobs with average wages of more than $102,000 annually. Indiana is also a leader in manufacturing, with 9,000 manufacturing facilities and the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the nation.
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