Affinity Plans Jeffersonville, Indiana, Headquarters and Manufacturing Hub
Affinity will invest $3.9 million to lease and equip a new 100,000-square-foot facility at 401 Salem Road to house the company’s headquarters, manufacturing and distribution center. The new facility, which is expected to begin operating later this spring, will serve as the headquarters for Affinity as well as the U.S. headquarters for its parent company, U.K.-based Mi Hub Limited. Once complete, the company plans to transition its existing U.S. operations in Kentucky and Texas to its new Indiana hub.
“Affinity is a growing, stable company that is delighted to bring a state-of-the-art distribution center to Indiana,” said Gregg Mischner, senior vice president of Mi Hub. “Affinity is part of the Mi Hub family of brands, and this development allows the group to expand its global footprint and better service our clients with two-day ground shipping to 75% of the U.S. population. This new location gives Affinity the opportunity to fully focus on the corporate apparel marketplace, to become the industry’s leading provider within the mid-market sector in North America.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Mi Hub U.S. (dba Affinity) up to $1.7 million in conditional tax credits and up to $100,000 in conditional training grants based on the company's job creation and training plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim incentives once Hoosiers are hired. Located in the River Ridge Commerce Center, an Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ), the company is eligible to receive UEZ benefits.
"Indiana's business-friendly environment, skilled talent pipeline and strong manufacturing sector offer companies like Affinity the perfect location to establish and grow their footprint," said Governor Eric J. Holcomb. "We’re extremely grateful that with 49 other states to choose from, Affinity picked Indiana to establish its new home and create quality career opportunities for Hoosiers for years to come.”
Mi Hub Limited is an international supplier of corporate clothing uniform solutions to businesses and individuals. The company operates a number of brands, including Affinity, and employs more than 800 people across the U.S., U.K. and Europe. Affinity, which is currently based in Kentucky and Texas, specializes in implementing both domestic and global full-service, custom apparel programs for brand-focused partners within the mid-market uniform sector.
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