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Beck’s Expands its Atlanta, Indiana Operations Complex

05/03/2019
Beck’s, the nation’s largest family-owned, retail seed company, plans to expand its headquarters and production operations in, Atlanta, Indiana. The company expects to create up to 56 new jobs by 2022 in Hamilton County.

The Indiana-based company will invest more than $62 million in its Atlanta, Indiana, operations, enabling Beck’s to double its processing capacity of high-yielding corn and soybeans for farmers across the Midwest. The expansion will include a new seven-story, stand-alone processing tower, five new warehouses for seed and equipment storage, as well as office space for additional employees. With this growth, Beck’s will increase its processing capacity from three million to six million units per year over the next six years. Construction will begin immediately and is expected to be complete by 2022.

“Indiana is an easy state to do business in,” said Sonny Beck, CEO of Beck’s. “And because of that, we decided to build here in our home state. The foresight of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and Hamilton County officials to upgrade the roadways near our plant will allow us to double the soybean capacity at our headquarters, improve safety and decrease traffic congestion. Not only will this increase capacity and add jobs here in Indiana, it will allow us to better serve the needs of all our customers throughout our 11-state marketing area.”

The IEDC offered Beck’s up to $560,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company's job creation and investment plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company is not eligible to claim incentives until qualified investment has been made. Hamilton County has approved additional property tax abatements.

Agriculture has long been foundational to Indiana’s economy, and today the industry continues to grow and propel new innovations forward, thanks to the dedication of companies like Beck’s,” said Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indiana Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “Our agriculture and agbiosciences companies not only contribute billions of dollars to the Hoosier economy, they are responsible for developing the products that farmers need to fuel and feed the world. We are thankful for Beck’s contributions to agriculture and its commitment to Indiana, which will create more quality careers and opportunities for Hoosier families.”

"Hamilton County is thrilled to support the expansion of Beck's headquarters," said Brad Beaver, President of the Hamilton County Council. "We have worked with Beck's many times in the past and hope to again in the future. Beck's is an important part of our community, and we are grateful for their dedication to Hamilton County and excited to be a part of their continued growth."

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