Louisville-based A&R Logistics Inc. is expanding operations in Jeffersonville. The transportation company says the move will create more than 30 jobs by 2018.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation says the company will invest $3.9 million to lease and equip 175,000 square feet of warehouse and industrial space in the River Ridge Commerce Center Enterprise Zone. 

"After years of significant growth, our current 80,000-square-foot warehouse and trucking facility in Jeffersonville is simply too small to meet our projected future development. We were happy to find another location in Jeffersonville and are looking forward to moving to the River Ridge Commerce facility, which will be double the size of our current space," A&R Logistics Inc. President Richard Mitchell said. 

"Indiana’s stable business climate is encouraging growth here in the Hoosier State. With a balanced budget, triple-A bond rating and corporate taxes on a reduction schedule, companies like A&R Logistics can be assured that Indiana is the best place to expand their business and hire hardworking Hoosiers," Indiana Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith said. 

The company will receive up to $300,000 in conditional tax credits from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. 

A&R Logistics Inc. says the new and bigger facility will allow it to expand its services to multinational companies.

The company will start hiring drivers this month and plans to hire tank wash, mechanic, packing and warehouse staff in December.

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