Jasper Group Adds Orleans, Indiana, Manufacturing Campus
The company, which is headquartered in Jasper, Indiana, will purchase and equip the 1.2 million-square-foot facility at 201 E. Martin St. in Orleans, which was formerly occupied by furniture manufacturer Paoli Inc.
“Our family at Jasper Group continues to grow as we begin operations at this new facility in Orange County,” said Mike Elliott, President, CEO and Chairman of the board for Jasper Group.
“Indiana continues to be the ideal location for our growth, and we look forward to welcoming talented individuals of the furniture craft to our growing team as we work to provide a high-quality product and great service at the right price,” he added.
With renovations already underway, the company is retrofitting the facility, investing in new manufacturing equipment and upgrading its IT infrastructure. The new facility, which has already started production, makes laminate casegoods and tables while also serving as a warehouse and shipping hub.
Jasper Group plans to expand its production capabilities at the new site in the future to include upholstered products and veneer casegoods and tables. The Orleans-based facility will be the company’s seventh manufacturing site and its largest operations center.
Jasper Group, which currently employs more than 1,000 full-time employees in Indiana, has already started hiring for logistics, IT, engineering, customer service, manufacturing and corporate positions.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Jasper Seating Company dba Jasper Group up to $2,000,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $100,000 in training grants based on the company’s plans to create up to 316 new jobs. These incentives are performance-based, meaning that until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives.
In addition, the town of Orleans offered additional incentives at the request of the Orange County Economic Development Partnership. The town of Orleans offered additional incentives at the request of the Orange County Economic Development Partnership, and Radius Indiana will provide additional incentives to support workforce training through its Regional Impact Fund.
"In Indiana, manufacturing companies like Jasper Group have elevated our reputation as a leader in the manufacturing sector," Governor Eric J. Holcomb said. "I commend the Jasper Group team for their continued growth, and I pledge that Indiana will maintain a pro-growth business environment and provide the skilled workforce they need to be successful in the years ahead.”
“We are obviously very excited about Jasper Group’s major investment in our hometown of Orleans and re-purposing of the former Paoli building," said Robert Henderson, Orleans Town Clerk & Executive Director for the Orleans Chamber of Commerce. "We are grateful to have Jasper Group's presence continue to grow in the Orange County business community and we endeavor to assist them in any way possible going forward. Both the town of Orleans and chamber officials are proud to have partnered with the state, Orange County Economic Development Partnership (OCEDP) and Radius Indiana in this important effort. We are looking for good things to come.”
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