A steel door and frame manufacturer is planning to set up shop in Indianapolis. DE LA FONTAINE Industries says it will invest more than $2.2 million to lease and equip a manufacturing facility on the city’s southeast side and create up to 20 jobs by the end of 2023.
The company says the 12,000-square-foot facility will feature state-of-the-art equipment that will allow it to better serve its Midwest clients. The plant will be the company’s fourth U.S. operation.
”This new facility in Indianapolis is a part of our global strategy, as it will reinforce DE LA FONTAINE’s presence in the Midwest,” Gabriel de La Fontaine, DE LA FONTAINE general manager, said in a news release. ‘’We have worked for many years to expand our presence in the American territory. To satisfy better our customers of this burgeoning market, we realized it was necessary to assert a physical presence in the field.”
The new facility is expected to be operational next month. DE LA FONTAINE says it is currently hiring for laborers and production assemblers.
“We welcome the addition of DE LA FONTAINE Industries to our thriving manufacturing sector,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “This announcement is yet another reminder of how our competitive business environment and vibrant quality of life will continue to attract and retain good jobs.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has offered DE LA FONTAINE up to $125,000 in conditional tax credits, which the company will not be eligible to claim until Hoosier workers are hired for the new jobs.