ElringKlinger to open Fort Wayne facility

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A global manufacturer and supplier of auto parts is expanding into Allen County, creating up to 150 new jobs by 2022.

According to Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., ElringKlinger, which makes aluminum and plastic automotive parts, will be expanding its global operations into Northeast Indiana by building a 60,000-square-foot building on Persistence Drive in Fort Wayne.

The facility will be equipped with manufacturing, logistical, research and development, and information technology equipment, and will make aluminum shielding systems and thermal protection for cars and commercial vehicles.

Production should begin in September. This is the company’s first operations center in Indiana.

“We’re thrilled to welcome ElringKlinger to Indiana, a state that is known for our central location, low costs and skilled workforce,” Governor Eric J. Holcomb said. “As a global company, ElringKlinger could have expanded anywhere, but they chose Indiana, which is a testament to our business-friendly environment and hardworking Hoosiers. We’re excited to witness ElringKlinger grow as we continue to build on our economic momentum.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered ElringKlinger up to $1,000,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $200,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Fort Wayne also approved additional incentives at the request of the Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

“I continue to be encouraged by the positive momentum and investments we’re experiencing in Fort Wayne,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “We appreciate ElringKlinger’s commitment to bringing jobs to our community. Advanced manufacturing is a key business sector that helps position Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana as a leader in economic development opportunities for job growth and successful expansion projects.”

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