IBJNews

Car-seat manufacturer plans Columbus expansion

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

Dorel Juvenile Group, a Foxboro, Mass.-based manufacturer of child safety products, announced Tuesday morning that it plans to expand its development and production operations in Columbus, creating 98 jobs by 2013.

The company, whose products include car seats and strollers, said it will invest more than $20.8 million within the next four years to establish a new design and development center for its car seat division.

Dorel plans to renovate 40,000 square feet of office and warehouse space in Columbus, which also will enable it to increase manufacturing capacity at the site.

The company, which already employs about 850 people in Columbus, plans to begin hiring for development, manufacturing and managerial positions immediately.

“Dorel’s decision to expand its development and testing operations here is a vote of confidence in the Indiana economy and the work force of Columbus,” Gov. Mitch Daniels said in a prepared statement.

The new design and development center will include a crash-test sled and side-impact testing capabilities, as well as other safety-testing equipment, the company said.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Dorel up to $550,000 in performance-based tax credits and $175,000 in training grants, based on its job-creation plans. Up to $40,000 will be provided to Columbus for infrastructure improvements at the site. The city will consider additional property-tax abatement.

 

ADVERTISEMENT

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
 
thisissue1-092914.jpg 092914

Subscribe to IBJ
ADVERTISEMENT