Expansion Could Bring 50 Jobs to Michigan City

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GAF is headquartered in New Jersey. (photo courtesy GAF) GAF is headquartered in New Jersey. (photo courtesy GAF)

A New Jersey-based company is planning to expand operations in Michigan City. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report GAF, which produces roofing shingles, is looking to build a 200,000-square-foot warehouse and other facilities in the Millennium Business Park and create 50 jobs.

An attorney for GAF told the Michigan City Council Tuesday the project would cover a total of 45 acres in the business park, according to the publication. The company did not provide an investment figure for the project, though more details are expected at the next council meeting August 7.

GAF is requesting assistance from the city to move utility and other easements to help move the project along. The council is expected to give final approval of the updated plans at the August meeting. The approval will be just the first in a series needed for the expansion, The Times reports.

"I don't think the city has seen an investment of this size in some time," Councilor Gene Simmons said at Tuesday's meeting. "We're all looking forward to the end product."

Economic Development Corp. Michigan City says it will soon provide details on incentives that will be offered to GAF for the expansion. 

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