FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Northern Indiana Anodize (NIA), a startup aluminum anodizing company, is making significant strides as company leaders lay the groundwork for success. NIA will celebrate the groundbreaking for its new headquarters at 13010 Bluffton Road on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m.
The groundbreaking kicks off construction of a planned 47,000-square-foot facility just off I-469, which is expected to be completed in March 2019. NIA plans to invest $8 million and create up to 48 new jobs by the end of 2021, with aspirations to eventually grow toward 150 employees.
“We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to get the business off the ground, and starting construction makes us feel like the work is paying off,” said Bruce Fogler, chief financial officer at NIA. “This building will allow us to provide top-quality service that’s in high demand in our region. We can’t wait to get started.”
Anodizing is a process that increases wear resistance and corrosion protection for aluminum parts by dipping them into multiple chemical baths. NIA plans to use 32-foot tanks to accommodate aluminum parts up to 30 feet in length. The company plans to serve the automotive, construction, boating, and industrial markets in the Midwest region.
As Fort Wayne and Allen County’s primary point of contact for economic development services, Greater Fort Wayne Inc. worked with state and local partners to assist NIA with their construction plans. To date in 2018, Greater Fort Wayne Inc. has assisted 24 businesses with expansions or relocations in Allen County, resulting in a total of more than $236 million in new investment and 710 projected new jobs.
About Northern Indiana Anodize
Northern Indiana Anodize is an aluminum anodizing company serving the automotive, construction, boating, and industrial markets in the Midwest region. For more information, visit www.northernindianaanodize.com.
About Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. serves Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana, as its metro chamber alliance and primary point of contact for economic growth. GFW Inc. focuses on prosperity and community vibrancy through economic development, advocacy, programs and resources that support business success, leadership development, graduate retention and community engagement.