Illinois Mechanical Contractor Opens East Chicago Facility
Illinois-based Manhattan Mechanical Service has opened a new facility in East Chicago, where it says it will hire 75 to 100 workers over the next few years.
Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the 20,000-square-foot machine shop will support oil refineries, chemical plants and steel mills in northwest Indiana.
The company broke ground in June, saying it would invest $2.5 million to build and staff the facility. The new facility will include offices, a fabrication shop, a craft training center, and a corporate office.
The publication reports Manhattan Mechanical, which is headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Manhattan, was recently recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the region’s 50 fastest-growing companies.
“The taxes are lower in Indiana,” said Mike Uremovich, company president “It’s more business-friendly. Taxes are pushing people out of Illinois, and they’re walking to Indiana.”
Uremovich says the company will train employees for jobs that start at $16 an hour and go up to $19 an hour after 90 days. He says workers can make up to $100,000 a year after completing an apprenticeship.
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