Viewrail Expands Production Complex in Goshen, Indiana
The company will invest more than $12 million to double its footprint in Indiana, expanding and equipping its existing production facility at 1722 Eisenhower Drive N. by an additional 40,000 square feet. The increased space, which will house new machinery and IT hardware, will allow Viewrail to expand its metal and wood shops to increase production of railing, stairs and stair parts hand-crafted from steel, aluminum and 17 species of domestic and imported woods.
“We started this company in my basement in Goshen, and we now have four separate facilities comprising 140,000 square feet, all located within a mile of each other,” said Len Morris, founder, owner and Viewrail product visionary. “Our belief is that our products are long lasting, but people are eternal. We’re fortunate to be able to find people of this quality right here in Goshen, Indiana.”
As an incentive, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Iron Baluster (dba Viewrail) up to $2.6 million in conditional tax credits 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. The city of Goshen supports the project.
“Indiana’s hardwood industry has an annual economic impact of over $10 billion and supports 70,000 Hoosier jobs because of companies like Viewrail choosing to grow and operate in our state,” Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indiana Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development said. “Indiana’s pro-growth business climate, rich history of agriculture and robust hardwood sector make our state the ideal location for Viewrail to expand its operations.”
”Company founder Len Morris and his talented team have built a thriving business that is recognized nationally as an innovative supplier to the construction industry," said Goshen Mayor Jeremy Stutsman. "We are proud to have Viewrail call Goshen home. We are also grateful for the generous support from the state of Indiana in helping to make this expansion project possible.”
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