Safe Maker Locating to Lake County

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(Image courtesy of Blue Dot Safes.) (Image courtesy of Blue Dot Safes.)

A custom safe manufacturer is planning to locate a distribution facility and call center in downtown Hammond. California-based Blue Dot Safes Inc.'s $1.25 million plans include creating 28 jobs. The company says it expects to complete renovation and the addition of equipment at its new operation -- the second Blue Dot location -- by the fall.

Blue Dot says the Hammond facility will house its 24/7 in-bound call center and handle distribution and fulfillment throughout the Midwest. The company has already hired more than a dozen full-time employees in Lake County and could add the remaining technical and customer support positions within two years.

Blue Dot Safes has been offered up to $210,000 in conditional tax credits by the Indiana Economic Development Corp. "Blue Dot Safes is excited to expand our footprint into Northwest Indiana. Our partnership and interactions with the IEDC as well as the city of Hammond has been an absolute pleasure. We're extremely eager to get our new Midwest facility up and running with the help of many hard working Hoosiers!"

The city of Hammond has also offered support through its Business Facade Rebate program. Mayor Tom McDermott says "this investment in our downtown will bring jobs and keep investment in the former Discover Books building. I think it says something about the viability and business climate in Hammond when we have a large facility that was never vacant - it went from one company occupying it to another one moving in."

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