Company Expansion Brings Up to 180 New Jobs to New Haven
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Multimatic Inc., a global automotive engineering and manufacturing company, recently announced plans to invest $40 million to establish a new manufacturing facility in Allen County. Multimatic Indiana – New Haven will create up to 180 new jobs by the end of 2018.
Located at 2808 Adams Center Road, the plant occupies 125,000 square feet. The company plans to equip the plant with specialized equipment for the production of advanced, high-strength steel components for vehicle body structures. Renovations and pre-production preparations are currently underway, with production scheduled to commence in late 2017. This is Multimatic’s second manufacturing facility in Indiana. The company is currently hiring for a range of technical and manufacturing positions. Interested applicants may apply online at careers.multimatic.com.
“As a manufacturer with a strong Hoosier team, Multimatic knows first-hand the benefits of doing business in Indiana,” Governor Eric J. Holcomb said. “And now with the decision to open a second Indiana manufacturing facility, Multimatic takes its Hoosier team to the next level. We’re excited to see a global manufacturer choose Indiana for the second time and look forward to supporting its continued growth in our state.”
Headquartered near Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Multimatic specializes in the production of automotive mechanisms, complex welded assemblies and suspension components, as well as the design and development of automotive body and chassis systems for a variety of auto manufacturers including General Motors, Ford, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz.
“Multimatic chose to establish the factory in New Haven to be close to both its customer base and its existing facility in Butler, something that ensures ongoing production and technical support,” stated Rick Nafziger, Multimatic’s General Manager of the new factory. “Also important is the availability of well-trained engineering, technical and manufacturing talent, necessary to making the new plant a success. We are pleased to be established in Indiana, and to expand manufacturing operations here.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) offered Multimatic up to $1,275,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $150,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired at the Adams Center Road location, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The local community will provide additional hiring and training assistance through Northeast Indiana Works. Also, based on preliminary information, Allen County/City of New Haven projects that the investment will qualify for a 10-year abatement of personal (equipment) property taxes.
“The city of New Haven is proud to have Multimatic as the newest member of our business community,” New Haven Mayor Terry McDonald said. “Their expansion into northeast Indiana is further proof of the excellent business climate of our state and particularly the northeast region.”
Founded in 1984, Multimatic is a global enterprise supplying engineered components, systems and services to the automotive industry. The company operates plants and offices in more than ten countries across North American, Europe and Asia, serving automotive original equipment manufacturers worldwide. In addition, Multimatic delivers niche vehicle design, development and production for road and race applications. For more information about Multimatic, visit www.multimatic.com.
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