Forklift Maker Growing Greencastle Footprint
Ohio-based Crown Equipment Corp. is planning to add up to 100 jobs in Greencastle over the next four years. The company, which also has a facility in New Castle, currently employs 850 Hoosiers.
Plans call for a new facility to be located across the street from the current Putnam County operations. Vice President of Human Resources Randy Niekamp says "we're pleased to announce Crown Equipment’s continued investment in the manufacturing base already established in the Greencastle area. The dedication and productivity of the local workforce is key to helping expand our production capacity and continue to fuel our global growth."
The forklift manufacturer's last major Indiana expansion was in 2011. The company announced details of launching a New Castle plant and expanding its Greencastle work force. Crown equipment says it exceeded its initial hiring goals of nearly 300 employees between the two operations.
Greencastle Mayor Bill Dory says "over their 20-plus year history in Greencastle, the company has been very supportive of community growth and educational opportunities. The products produced in Greencastle by local residents support Crown’s global operations and strengthen Greencastle's connections to the global economy."
Crown Equipment has been offered up to $800,000 in conditional tax credits and training grants from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. The company is also seeking property tax abatement from the city and will discuss details Thursday night.
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