A fire and rescue equipment manufacturer has moved operations from Illinois to Valparaiso. AMKUS Rescue Systems, which was recently acquired by Valparaiso-based Task Force Tips, has invested $2.6 million to renovate a 50,000 square-foot facility in Valpo and plans to add 20 jobs.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says AMKUS completed the relocation last month. The new location is less than one mile from Task Force Tips’ facility.
"Indiana is a great place to do business and the state has been a strong partner for Task Force Tips as we have grown," said Martin Sonnenberg, president and chief operating officer of Task Force Tips. "Northwest Indiana specifically has a wealth of talented people that make us successful. We believe that AMKUS will benefit greatly from being located in Indiana going forward."
AMKUS is currently hiring for production, assembly and shipping positions. The company says the jobs are expected to pay an average of 25 percent more than the state average wage. You can find more information on the positions by clicking here.
"With a short move from Illinois, AMKUS Rescue Systems will quickly understand the full benefits of growing a business in Indiana," said Governor Mike Pence. "Here in the home of lower taxes, less regulation and the nation’s strongest manufacturing workforce, Indiana helps companies like AMKUS Rescue Systems save money, which they can then reinvest into their operations to put more Hoosiers to work."
Task Force Tips was founded in 1971 and currently employs 225 workers in Indiana.