Michigan-based Camaco-Amvian is planning to invest nearly $9 million to begin operations in Porter County. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the company, which manufactures steel seat frames for the automotive industry, will set up shop in the AmeriPlex at the Port business park.
The Portage City Council has approved a five-year personal property tax abatement for the new location. Scott Jones, a representative for Camaco-Amvian, told the council the project would create 160 to 200 new jobs, paying an average salary of $17 per hour, according to the publication.
The investment will cover new manufacturing equipment for the building. The company plans to begin renovating the building and installing the equipment in mid-June and expects to be complete by the end of the year.
The renovations include upgrading lighting, upgrading the office area, adding a cafeteria and installing new restrooms.