Manufacturer Selects DeKalb County

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A Georgia-based manufacturer is set to open its first Midwest operation in DeKalb County. Janus International Corp. is planning to renovate an abandoned facility in Butler and create 50 jobs. The company says employment could grow to 100 over time.

May 6, 2014

News Release

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Janus International, the leading manufacturer of steel roll-up doors and building components designed for the self-storage, industrial and commercial door dealer markers, will open a new facility in Butler, Indiana. The company plans to be operational by the summer and to create 50 jobs initially, with employment expected to reach 100 in the next few years.

The company will invest $650,000 to lease, equip and renovate the Butler location. As part of the project, Janus will receive a $475,000 Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) tax credit from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC).

"Janus is a great fit to Butler's industrial base," said Ron Walter, mayor of Butler. "The company aligns well with our existing manufacturers. We are pleased to welcome them to Butler and look forward to having a once empty manufacturing facility become productive again."

Janus, which is headquartered in Georgia, purchases steel from Steel Dynamic, Inc.'s Butler location and wanted to open a facility closer to the steel supplier and establish a physical presence in the Midwest.

"This is another great win for Northeast Indiana," said Dale Buuck, vice president of business development at the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. "This project was over a year in the making, and I am thankful for the collaboration between the region, the state and our local economic development partners in making this happen. With connections already established in the region, opening a location in Butler makes perfect sense for Janus."

The project originated as a lead when Janus reached out to the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership looking for available sites in the region. Once the Butler site was chosen, the DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership and the IEDC worked to complete the project with Janus.

Janus International

Janus International is a leading manufacturer of rolling doors and building components for the self-storage, commercial and industrial markets. Headquartered in Temple, Georgia, Janus has seven locations globally, including a joint venture in Mexico. For more details, visit our website at www.janusintl.com.

City of Butler

The City of Butler was founded in 1841 and is located in DeKalb County. Industry in the Butler area includes Air Products, DeKalb Molded Plastics, Heidtman Steel, Magic Coil, MultiMatic, New Millennium Products, Noble Processing, Paragon Steel, Steel Dynamics, ThermaTru, Tri-Wall and several other industries. For more information about the City of Butler, visit www.butler.in.us .

Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership was formed in 2006 to help build a globally competitive economy in Northeast Indiana. It is a public-private partnership creating business investment by generating business leads, developing product and fostering regional collaboration. In 2010, the Partnership launched Vision 2020 to bring the region together around five key areas for economic growth: 21st Century Talent, Competitive Business Climate, Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure and Quality of Life. The 10 counties of Northeast Indiana include Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley. For more information, visit www.NEIndiana.com.

Source: Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership