Modular Framing Supplier Growing Whitley County Headquarters

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (March 13, 2013) – Governor Mike Pence joined executives from 80/20 Inc., a t-slotted aluminum components and framing provider, today to announce the company’s plans to expand its headquarters here, creating up to 97 new jobs by 2016. The homegrown-Hoosier company, which designs and manufactures modular extruded aluminum framing for a variety of industrial and home-hobby applications, will invest $11 million to build an additional 31,000 square feet onto its existing 250,000 square-foot facility on its 38-acre Columbia City campus. Construction of the new addition, which will house a training auditorium and expanded office space, is expected to begin in April.

“While we continue to pursue the attraction of new business, it’s equally as important to maintain an environment that allows existing companies like 80/20 to prosper,” said Pence. “80/20 was founded here and their trend of growth is proof that our economic climate, robust infrastructure and superior workforce make the Hoosier State work for business.”
The company’s Whitley County campus is currently home to 329 full-time employees. 80/20 plans to begin filling new positions across the company later this spring. Interested applicants can apply at www.8020.net/careers