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Vestil Manufacturing Expands Angola, Indiana, Manufacturing Plant

08/31/2017
Vestil Manufacturing plans to invest nearly $15 million to expand its Plant 1, located at 2999 N. Wayne St. in Angola, Indiana. The company will also construct a new 250,000-square-foot fulfillment center located at the corner of Pokagon Trail and Growth Parkway.

The company that manufactures ergonomic products, loading dock equipment, material handling equipment, drum handling equipment and packaging equipment plans to create up to 100 jobs by 2021.

The new fulfillment center will allow Vestil Manufacturing to service its customers more quickly and efficiently, housing enough inventory to manage quick-ship products for some of the company’s biggest customers.

"Vestil credits Indiana’s centralized location and Angola’s proximity to major roadways as a major factor in its decision to stay and grow in Indiana," said Barry Trine, President of Vestil Manufacturing. "The strong work ethic and diversified work skills of Hoosiers was another determining factor. We are excited to be expanding in Indiana, and are thankful for the continued support of the state and the Angola community."

As an incentive, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Vestil Manufacturing up to $550,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $200,000 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 Angola will consider additional incentives at the request of SCEDC.

Vestil Manufacturing currently employs more than 400 people, making it the second-largest private employer in Angola. The company plans to hire for managerial, welding, machinist, packaging, shipping and maintenance positions. "Indiana has worked diligently to build one of the top business climates in the country, where one in five Hoosiers works in manufacturing," said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. "We are proud that Vestil Manufacturing, a fourth-generation manufacturer, continues to call Indiana home, creating Hoosier jobs and taking our state to the next level."

"The City of Angola and the Steuben County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) are excited to be a part of the expansion and new jobs being announced at Vestil Manufacturing. Vestil is an integral part of the City of Angola, Steuben County and Northeast Indiana with the good paying jobs they have created over the years and their investment in our community," said Angola Mayor Richard Hickmand and Isaac Lee, executive director of the SCEDC.

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