STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): Ventra Angola, a parts manufacturer for the automotive industry, announced plans Thursday, to expand its operations in Steuben County. The company will invest $8.1 million to increase capacity at its facility in Angola, creating up to 88 new jobs by 2019.
“Indiana businesses have added more than 156,000 new jobs since 2013, providing increased quality employment opportunities for Hoosiers across the state,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Indiana offers a low-cost, low-tax business climate that supports growth, allowing job creators to invest in their business and their employees. The state’s manufacturing industry supports one in five Hoosier jobs, and we look forward to continued growth thanks to the commitment and determination of businesses like Ventra Angola.”
Ventra Angola, which has been operating in Indiana since 1993, will purchase new equipment and reconfigure its operations in order to accommodate the growth. Officials with the company, say they plan to increase production of parts by 70 percent to support a new contract with General Motors.