Motionwear, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of girls' dance, gymnastics, team and cheer apparel, will invest $229,600 to expand its operations center at 1315 Sunday Drive in Indianapolis, Indiana
, creating up to 28 jobs by 2016.
The expansion, which will be fully operational by January, will allow the company to purchase enterprise resource planning and product lifecycle management systems, new servers and related equipment. Motionwear, which currently employs more than 180 full-time Indiana associates, has already begun hiring new manufacturing, administrative, customer service, sales and warehouse associates.
"We are committed to maintaining and growing our operations in Indiana and we are so pleased to be in a state that supports our efforts," said Theresa Mason, the firm’s Executive Vice President and CFO. "We have a diverse workforce with employees from five continents who have found Indiana to be a great place to live and work. Indiana also provides excellent markets for our product: Motionwear provides apparel to Hoosiers who embrace the art of dance and the sports of gymnastics and cheerleading. Indianapolis is centrally located for both suppliers and North American customers. We have local resources available at reasonable costs to help fuel the growth of our business."
"Through Motionwear, Hoosier-made products are supporting physical fitness for athletes across Indiana and around the world," said Eric Doden, President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation
. "From the early phases of product design to the last performance on stage, Indiana innovation is improving the way active wear is designed and manufactured, all supported by low tax environment in a state that works for business."
As an incentive, Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Motionwear, LLC up to $85,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Indianapolis supports the project at the request of Develop Indy
, a business unit of the Indy Chamber.