Manufacturer Expanding in Columbus

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Lindal manufactures aerosol valves, among other components, at its Columbus facility. Lindal manufactures aerosol valves, among other components, at its Columbus facility.
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Columbus-based Lindal Manufacturing Inc. is planning to expand operations in Bartholomew County. The company will invest more than $17 million to build and equip a 100,000 square-foot facility in a move it says will retain 65 jobs and add 30 jobs over the next three years.

The Republic reports the Columbus City Council has approved 10-year tax abatements for the construction of the facility and the purchase of the new equipment. Lindal North America Managing Director Jerry Miller tells the publication the company plans to break ground in the spring with construction expected to take nine months to complete.

The jobs created as a result of the investment are expected to pay around $22 per hour. In the resolution approving the tax abatements, the council said the project "represents a major capital investment and complements the initiatives of the City of Columbus for economic development."

The Columbus facility, which opened in 2003, is Lindal's only operation in the United States. The company manufactures aerosol valves and moldings and also includes warehouse and office space.

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