Janus International plans to open a new facility in Butler, Indiana, according to a statement by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. Janus International is headquartered in Georgia and manufactures steel roll-up doors and other building components often use in self-storage facilities.
The new plant will be the product of a $650,000 investment and will be fully functional by the summer. Janus international plans to lease and renovate the 43,000-square-foot space then equip it with the necessary machinery. Installation of the equipment should take about four to six weeks, according to Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly.
Janus International chose the Butler location because it purchases steel from suppliers such as Steel Dynamic, Inc. located in Indiana. This is the company's first Midwest location, Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly reported. The company will also receive a $475,000 Economic Development for a Growing Economy tax credit as an incentive for the project through the Indiana Development Corporation.
The project is expected to create 40-50 new jobs.
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