Roofing Company Completes Hammond Expansion

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Hammond-based Korellis Roofing Inc. has completed a $2 million expansion of its Lake County operation. The project, which includes expanded sheet metal operations and a new training center, will result in the addition of 45 full-time jobs over the next few years, according to the company.

The expansion also included material storage renovation, new office space and exterior improvements. Korellis says the new training center will be used on days that are not suitable for roofing to provide in-house training on developing roofing techniques for employees. 

"With the help from the roofer’s union, we were successful with securing the ability to expand the apprentice/journeyman ratios, thereby opening up additional employment opportunities to individuals," said Pete Korellis, owner of Korellis Roofing. "We are consciously being more proactive in our efforts to attract, train, and hire new individuals into a roofing career."

The company says it plans to invest "significant dollars" in new software and employee training to support future growth. These efforts include the hiring of a new workforce development manager and additional project managers and estimators.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has offered the company up to $210,000 in conditional, performance-based tax credits and up to $40,000 in training grants. 

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