Harrison Electric expanding Michigan City operations, adding jobs

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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An electric motor repair company in Michigan City plans to invest $1 million to expand operations, adding 14 new jobs.

Harrison Electric Inc., 10855 W. 400 , will construct and equip a 15,000-square-foot expansion to its 23,000-square-foot facility, according to a news release issued by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation Wednesday.

The facility is expected to be operational by December and will help the company double its lifting capacity of electric motors to 40 tons.

"With the current limitations of our facility, we were being forced to turn down work," Tom Walma, president of Harrison Electric, said in a statement issued Wednesday.

"I'm pleased that we will be able to say 'yes' to additional projects while remaining here in Indiana, where lower taxes, great employees and abundant support form local and state leaders will allow us to continue growing our business right here at home."

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Harrison Electric up to $100,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. The performance-based incentives make the funds contingent upon hiring Indiana residents.

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