Michigan City, IN – Central States Manufacturing, Inc., a manufacturer of metal building components,  plans to expand its production capability by adding $1.8 million worth of new equipment at their Michigan City, Indiana location.   

Founded in 1988, Central States Manufacturing, Inc. is an employee-owned company, which serves over 2,000 post frame, commercial, residential, and architectural customers in the United States.

Central States Manufacturing, Inc. opened their manufacturing facility in Michigan City, Indiana in 1997. The plant was opened with 20,400 square feet plus office space. Since then the production facility has more than doubled in size.

Over 400 employee-owners operate seven facilities in Lowell, AR, Michigan City, IN, Cedar Hill, TX, Jasper, AL, Mount Airy, NC, Hartford, SD and Scottsville, KY. They manufacture four quality exposed fastener panels (Panel-Loc™, Panel-Loc Plus™, R-Loc™, M-Loc™) and a concealed fastener panel (Horizon-Loc). The company provides trims, gutters, accessories and a variety of purlin profiles in red oxide and galvanized finishes.

The Michigan City City Council approved a five year tax abatement to assist in the new equipment acquisition.  The tax abatement will save the company approximately $64,876.  The expansion will create 15 new jobs, adding to its workforce of 86 employees at its location at 2051 Tryon Road, Michigan City, Indiana.

We are delighted to see Central States Manufacturing, Inc. expanding its operations in Michigan City, Indiana.   The City of Michigan City continues to retain high quality companies in our community and we look forward to their continued success” said Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer.

Economic Development Corporation Michigan City, Indiana (EDCMC) addresses the needs of local businesses with the Business Retention and Expansion Program (BR&E). Through the program, EDCMC works to understand the local business climate, determine future expansion plans with local action, acquaint business executives with programs available through its partners and provide effective solutions to specific concerns and problems.

Local companies looking to expand their business may call the EDCMC at (219) 873-1211 for more information. For more information on Central Sates Manufacturing, Inc. visit www.centralstatesmfg.com