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State Incentives Spark Two Clark County, Indiana, Firms To Expand Plant Facilities

Two companies plan to expand their manufacturing operations in southeast Indiana. The expansions are expected to create up to 40 new jobs in Clark County.

Design and construction company Weber Group will invest $1.6 million to renovate and equip its 25,000-square-foot facility at the Sellersburg Industrial Park, adding roughly 6,400 square feet of production space.

The company, which provides architecture, construction management and specialty fabrications of all types for branded and themed environments, fine art fabrications and manufacturing, will leverage its growth to meet rising demand from a national client base in the culture, leisure and entertainment sectors.

Expecting to begin construction this summer, the company plans to have its expansion complete within 90 days. Weber Group, which currently employs 64 full-time associates, is currently hiring for project management and other positions, with plans to create up to 25 new jobs by 2018.

As an incentive, Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Weber Group, Inc. up to $225,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans.

Century Industries LLC, a metal fabricator and manufacturer, will invest $1.02 million to expand its existing operations, doubling the size of its 24,000-square-foot facility at 299 Prather Street. The company, which produces mobile stages, mobile bleacher seating, mobile grandstands, food concession trailers and portable ticket booths, will increase the height of its building in order to produce larger staging for its growing customers across the country.

Founded in 1978, Century Industries currently employs 36 associates, including 33 Indiana residents. After the expansion, the company will begin hiring assemblers, fabricators and welders, creating up to 15 new jobs by 2018.

Century Industries LLC was offered up to $125,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is ineligible to claim incentives. The town of Sellersburg will consider additional incentives at the request of One Southern Indiana.

“Indiana has lowered taxes and cut red tape to make it easier for businesses across the state to succeed,” said Victor Smith, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “Fueled by demand from their customers, Weber Group and Century Industries are embracing the opportunities Indiana offers to grow and create new jobs for Hoosiers.”

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