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Auto parts supplier coming to Plainfield, plans to create 30 jobs

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Chicago-based LKQ Corp., a supplier of replacement and aftermarket automotive parts, will establish a distribution center in Plainfield with plans to create up to 30 jobs by 2011, the company announced this morning.

LKQ said it will invest several million dollars to lease and improve an existing 106,000-square-foot building, which will house a parts-distribution center. The company, which has 9,600 employees nationwide, said it will begin hiring drivers, clerical staff and warehouse workers in the first three months of next year.

“The new facility provides the space we need to support additional inventory and grow our operations in Indiana,” LKQ CEO Joseph Holsten said in a written statement. “We appreciate the support from the state of Indiana and the town of Plainfield.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered LKQ up to $175,000 in performance-based tax credits and up to $56,000 in training grants based on the company’s job-creation plans. Plainfield will consider additional property-tax abatement at the request of the Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership.

Founded in 1998, LKQ and its Keystone Automotive division serve collision and mechanical repair companies through 300 locations in the United States and Canada.

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