Android Industries, a specialty equipment manufacturer and assembler, will invest $8.97 million to lease and equip a 59,000-square-foot manufacturing center at 13008 Fogwell Parkway Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana, creating up to 66 new jobs.
"We have worked hard to create one of the best business climates in the country," said Governor Mitch Daniels. "I am happy that Android chose Indiana to open this new operation. Their new home will give them every opportunity for success due to our pro-growth environment and the unrivaled work ethic of Hoosiers."
Android, which has more than 2,000 employees globally, will begin hiring manufacturing and robotic programming associates in Allen County this summer.
"Android chose Indiana and specifically Fort Wayne because it's both an employee- and employer-friendly environment," said David Donnay, vice president of human resources at Android. "Recently, Indiana became a right-to-work state and offers us a competitive location and a skilled work force to complement our state of the art technology. All of these factors went into choosing Indiana as an optimal location."
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Android Industries Ft. Wayne, up to $400,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $50,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The Allen County Council will also consider additional property tax abatement at the request of the Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance.
"We are excited to welcome Android Industries to the Allen County community," said Nelson Peters, Allen County commissioner. "Allen County will continue to provide the skilled workforce and environment that will allow the company to grow here."