Jasper-based Indiana Furniture is looking to expand operations. WFIE-TV in Evansville reports the more than 115-year-old company plans to invest $17 million to relocate production to a larger location on the south side of the Dubois County city.
Chief Executive Officer Max Verkamp tells the station the company plans to build new ground-level buildings to help streamline its production process, which is currently hampered by having to move furniture up and down several floors of its current building.
“With he growth in our seating, and the size of our seating units, this building can’t really accommodate the manufacturing of those products,” said Verkamp. “You have a lot of waiting around time, and we’re trying to eliminate those inefficiencies.”
In an email to Inside INdiana Business, a spokesperson for Indiana Furniture said the company is seeking a tax abatement for the project, but would not comment further.
Verkamp tells the station the company plans to add five jobs and expects to be fully moved into the new location in late 2023.
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