PLYMOUTH - Two companies have announced expansion plans in Plymouth. Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. plans a $2.8 million expansion and Harrington Noodles wants to invest $632,000 in a new facility.

Hoosier Racing Tire's expansion marks new territory with their first product for the 2-wheel racing market - motocross tires. The company began making the new tires last year and the expansion will allow a boost in production to keep up with increasing demand. Plans call for buying and installing more equipment capable of making and curing the motocross tire. The Plymouth Common Council approved a multi-phase property tax abatement for the project on Monday, which was the second step in the process. 

Harrington Noodles is currently building a new facility to produce more of their Amish style egg noodles. The company is expanding their operations to 6,000 square feet and will expand their total employees to 12. The new building is being built across the street from Pretzels, Inc., with construction set to be done by July and production beginning soon after completion. 

The expansion comes after a public hearing on Monday, the second step in the process of a seven-year real and personal property tax abatement.