Food manufacturing plant moving to Indiana

AM Manufacturing will be moving one of it's production plants to Munster, Ind. AM Manufacturing produces dough processing machines for several businesses in the food industry.

AM will be investing $2.28 million to lease the Indiana-based facility and plans to create 40 jobs by the time the facility is operational in 2016. Holly Rentner, co-owner of AM-Manufacturing, said the company made the move to Indiana because it is looking to expand business.

"We are a growing company, adding square footage to make a more clean and efficient work flow to lower costs and improve output efficiency," Rentner said.

The company currently employs 30 workers, of which half of them live in the Indiana area. Once settled in Munster, AM will be looking to add 10 more employees over the course of the next four years.

According to the Times of Northwest Indiana, another reason why AM Manufacturing is moving their headquarters to Indiana because of tax breaks. The Times said the Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered $400,000 in tax credits to the company, while the city of Munster authorized a $65,000 tax break over the next 10 years.

Manufacturers who are looking to expand their businesses can enlist the services of manufacturing recruiters to help them in their search.