Bio-Response Solutions, Inc., a waste treatment systems manufacturer, plans to invest $1.1 million to expand its Danville, Indiana production facility. The homegrown-Hoosier company will build and equip a 14,500 square-foot facility at the Danville Commerce Park.
Founded as a family-owned business in November 2006, Bio-Response Solutions designs, produces and installs decontamination systems that destroy infectious organisms in waste water produced at research facilities, universities and pharmaceutical companies around the world. The company also specializes in the production of alkaline hydrolysis systems, which dispose of animal carcasses and human bodies while impacting the environment with only one-tenth of the carbon emissions produced by cremation. The facility, which will house the company's entire operations, is expected to be operational early next year and features heating powered by solar panels.
"Indiana is our home and will be our business's home well into the future," said Joe Wilson, chief executive officer of Bio-Response Solutions. "Indiana is a business-friendly place, with laws and regulations that have allowed us to expand and hire more people. We love Hendricks County and always try to purchase from local suppliers whenever possible. We're proud to support our community and are excited to grow this business in our own backyard." Bio-Response Solutions has already begun hiring additional assembly, welding, sales, service, technical and engineering associates.
"Indiana's economy is built on the backs of Hoosier small businesses like Bio-Response Solutions," said Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. "Indiana is a state that works for business in part because of the ingenuity and determination of our entrepreneurs. With our highly-skilled workforce and low-tax policies, Indiana is open for business."
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Bio-Response Solutions, Inc. up to $160,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $95,000 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. In addition, the town of Danville approved additional tax abatements at the request of the Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership.
"The town of Danville is pleased to welcome Bio-Response Solutions into our vibrant community," said Marcia Lynch, president of the Danville Town Council. "Their job creation and substantial investment is a welcomed boost to our local economy. The town appreciates Bio-Response Solutions' confidence in Danville as a great community to grow their business."