The company, which founded its U.S. operations in Woburn, Massachusetts, is investing more than $2.25 million to lease and equip 12,000 square feet of space at 1445 Brookville Way in Indianapolis. The new manufacturing facility, the company's fourth in the U.S., will house state-of-the-art production equipment, enabling the company to maintain short lead times and better serve its Midwest clients.
”This new facility in Indianapolis is a part of our global strategy, as it will reinforce DE LA FONTAINE’s presence in the Midwest," said Gabriel de La Fontaine, DE LA FONTAINE general manager. ‘’We have worked for many years to expand our presence in the American territory. To better satisfy our customers of this burgeoning market, we realized it was necessary to assert a physical presence in the field.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered DE LA FONTAINE Industries up to $125,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim incentives once Hoosiers are hired. The city of Indianapolis supports the project in partnership with Develop Indy.
"DE LA FONTAINE Industries fits perfectly in Indiana, where we're home to more than 8,500 manufacturing operations and the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the nation," said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. "With DE LA FONTAINE Industries' Midwest growth comes new Hoosier job opportunities, and we're confident our skilled workforce will help the company find success in the Hoosier state."