IBJNews

Dunham's $30M expansion in Marion to create 135 jobs

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

The sporting goods chain Dunham’s Sports said Tuesday night that it plans to expand its distribution center in Marion, creating up to 135 jobs by 2018.

The Troy, Mich.-based company will invest $30 million to build and equip a 735,000-square-foot distribution center on 50 acres in Marion. The facility, which is expected to break ground in March and be complete in December, will allow the company to house all distribution operations at one location.

Dunham’s Sports, which already has more than 600 workers in Indiana, will begin hiring new warehouse employees this fall.

The chain has more than 200 stores in 17 states. It has operated a distribution center in Marion since 1994.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Dunham’s up to $500,000 in tax credits and up to $50,000 in training grants based on the company's job-creation plans. The tax credits are performance-based, meaning that until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives.

In addition, the IEDC will provide the community with up to $150,000 in infrastructure assistance from the state's Industrial Development Grant Fund. The city of Marion is considering additional tax abatement and incentives.

 

ADVERTISEMENT

  • Money Well Spent
    The IEDC is doing exactly what is required to expand job growth throughout the state. Each of these 115 new employees will purchase groceries, household goods, clothing, maybe a new car, and maybe save some for a rainy day. Here is wishing Dunham's additional success in the future!
  • About $5180 a job
    So...for maybe 135 jobs (low paying warehous) in 2018, we tax payers pay $5,185 a worker. Seems like we could do better by not taxing the employees so much that employees have to move out-of-state. Removing corporate taxes and removing government services (like school funding) and shifting all taxes onto individuals...and having to pay the natural-gas bill for corporations (Thanks to Mitch).... What are these people thinking????
  • RE: Italiano
    I am quite happy that my tax dollars are helping to contribute to the creation of 135 jobs for individuals in my state.
  • Ca-Ching
    Your tax dollars at "work"

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:
 
Subscribe to IBJ
  1. I had read earlier this spring that Noodles & Co was going to open in the Fishers Marketplace (which is SR 37 and 131st St, not 141st St, just FYI). Any word on that? Also, do you happen to know what is being built in Carmel at Pennsylvania and Old Meridian? May just be an office building but I'm not sure.

  2. I'm sorry, but you are flat out wrong. There are few tracks in the world with the history of IMS and probably NO OTHER as widely known and recognized. I don't care what you think about the stat of Indy Car racing, these are pretty hard things to dispute.

  3. Also wondering if there is an update on the Brockway Pub-Danny Boy restaurant/taproom that was planned for the village as well?

  4. Why does the majority get to trample on the rights of the minority? You do realize that banning gay marriage does not rid the world of gay people, right? They are still going to be around and they are still going to continue to exist. The best way to get it all out of the spotlight? LEGALIZE IT! If gay marriage is legal, they will get to stop trying to push for it and you will get to stop seeing it all over the news. Why do Christians get to decide what is moral?? Why do you get to push your religion on others? How would legalizing gay marriage expose their lifestyle to your children? By the way, their lifestyle is going to continue whether gay marriage is legalized or not. It's been legal in Canada for quite a while now and they seem to be doing just fine. What about actual rules handed down by God? What about not working on Sundays? What about obeying your parents? What about adultery? These are in the 10 Commandments, the most important of God's rules. Yet they are all perfectly legal. What about divorce? Only God is allowed to dissolve a marriage so why don't you work hard to get divorce banned? Why do you get to pick and choose the parts of the Bible you care about?

  5. Look at the bright side. With the new Lowe's call center, that means 1000 jobs at $10 bucks an hour. IMS has to be drooling over all that disposable income. If those employees can save all their extra money after bills, in five years they can go to the race LIVE. Can you say attendance boost?

ADVERTISEMENT