Furniture maker Sauder Manufacturing Co. will expand its operations in northeast Indiana, creating up to 60 new jobs by 2021. Sauder produces build-to-order seating and casegoods products for the healthcare, higher education, human services and worship markets.
The Ohio-based company will invest more than $3 million to lease and equip a 165,000-square-foot-facility in New Haven, IN. Located just 12 miles away from its current campus in Grabill, IN, Sauder Manufacturing’s new facility will more than double its production and office space. The larger facility will enable the company to enhance its overall work environment, improve production work flows and logistics access to serve customers nationally, and provide capacity for its continued growth, particularly in the healthcare market. Sauder Manufacturing plans to begin work on the new facility this summer and anticipates completing the relocation in late 2017.
“The healthcare market is significant and growing part of our total business,” said Phil Bontrager, president and chief executive officer of Sauder Manufacturing. “A series of successful new products have accelerated our company’s growth. The overall business climate and the availability of a capable pool of individuals make northeast Indiana an attractive business environment for us.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) offered Sauder Manufacturing up to $300,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $60,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until employees are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The local community will provide additional hiring and training assistance through Northeast Indiana Works.
“As a state, Indiana has worked diligently to establish a pro-growth business climate that is now recognized as one of the top five in the U.S., ” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. “Under the leadership of Governor Eric J. Holcomb, we will continue to make job creation a priority by investing in infrastructure, education and workforce development to support the continued growth and success of businesses like Sauder Manufacturing.”
“The city of New Haven is proud to have Sauder Manufacturing as the newest member of our business community,” said New Haven Mayor Terry McDonald. “Their relocation and expansion in northeast Indiana is further proof of the excellent business climate of our state and particularly the northeast region.”
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