Furniture manufacturer Transformations by Wieland is investing $2.4 million to renovate a 76,000 square-foot facility in Fort Wayne.
The new facility, which the company is moving into this week, consolidates the company’s operations from three buildings into one, moving all manufacturing, shipping, customer service, marketing and research and development under one roof that is more than double the size of its current facility in rural Allen County.
“The Wieland family moved to Indiana in the ‘80s due in part to the positive business climate here. Indiana, and specifically the Fort Wayne area, is a wonderful place to raise a family and run a business. Our community understands the value of hard work and encourages smart, innovative ideas,” said Jaret Wieland, chief executive officer of Transformations by Wieland.
Building renewable and recoverable furniture for university residence halls and lounges, Transformations by Wieland is also currently enjoying growth manufacturing furniture for other commercial markets. The company, which currently employs 56 Hoosiers, plans to create up to 34 new jobs by 2018 and has already begun hiring.
“The city of Fort Wayne continues to be a local and regional leader in attracting businesses and jobs to our community,” said Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. “We value the commitment being displayed by Transformations by Wieland to make a meaningful impact in our city with a business and jobs presence. We’re building on our momentum and working collaboratively to invest in the future.”