Officials with South Bend-based Great Lakes Capital and Pennsylvania-based Communications Test Design Inc. are set to break ground on a 315,000 square-foot facility in the Portage Prairie Industrial Park. Construction on the 119-acre site is expected to be complete in February.
CTDI, an engineering, repair and logistics company, has had a presence in South Bend for nearly 30 years. GLC says the company has outgrown its current space and was looking for a location with access to U.S. 31 and the Indiana Toll Road.
"CTDI is very proud of our 28-year history as an employer and a business and community partner in the South Bend area," said Paul Cardell, vice president of CTDI. "From humble beginnings in the market with a small facility and just a handful of employees, we are proud that we now have over 400 people working in our South Bend operations providing world-class technical and logistics service solutions to our customers. We are excited about the opportunities that the new facility brings as it will enable us to continue to grow in the South Bend area and will provide a world-class working environment for our employees."
It was not immediately known how much the company is investing in the new facility or how many jobs may be created as a result. GLC says it is now turning its attention to filling the remainder of Phase II of the Portage Prairie Industrial Park, which allows for up to 1.3 million square feet of development.