A Purdue-affiliated startup plans to invest nearly $600,000 to grow its hygiene-focused business operations in Fishers. Project Process LLC specializes in custom hand-washing stations for hospital patients.
The company says it will use the investment to lease and equip office space at the Indiana IoT Lab and utilize the facility’s 25,000-square-foot laboratory to ramp up its business.
“We would see patients who didn’t have the ability to use soap and water, and while sanitizer and wipes work sometimes, we know soap and water is the most effective way to wash hands,” said Angie Washburn, Project Process founder and chief executive officer.
Project Process, which was founded in 2016, says it is partnering with Purdue University to beta test its portable hand sanitizing technology at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield and home-health providers.
Washburn says the pandemic has emphasized the importance of handwashing using soap and water to reduce the spread of infectious diseases.
“Across the state, startups, small businesses and large corporations alike have been shifting gears and increasing production in response to COVID-19, supporting immediate and ongoing recovery efforts,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger.
The company says it plans to create up to 25 new jobs over the next few years, beginning in the first quarter of 2021.
The IEDC offered Project Process LLC up to $285,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans.