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Jarden Corp. unit plans HQ in Fishers

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A subsidiary of the consumer products giant behind Ball jars, Yankee Candles, Crock-Pots and Coleman tents plans to invest nearly $22 million on a headquarters and distribution center in Fishers.

Jarden Home Brands, a division of Florida-based Jarden Corp., expects the Fishers facility to have 292 employees earning more than $27 an hour by the end of 2019, according to its request for economic development incentives.

Many of the jobs will move from Daleville, where the Fortune 500 company now is based. A Muncie manufacturing facility will not be affected, but Jarden also plans to add packaging duties now handled by outide contractors.

The company is acquiring a 637,000-square-foot building at 9999 E. 121st St., which has been vacant since Sony DADC Americas moved out in 2012.

Jarden plans to spend about $9.5 million to acquire the building, $6.5 million on building improvements and another $5.5 million to equip the facility.

As IBJ reported this week, the Fishers Town Council on Monday started the process of making the property eligible for a two-year vacant building tax abatement—without naming any names.

Fishers officials said the total incentive package was worth an estimated $1.1 million

Nothing will be official until after a public hearing and another vote. The council also will be asked to support a 10-year tax break on equipment and other personal property, said Tom Dickey, the town’s director of community and economic development.

Jarden Home has moved quickly on the project, he told IBJ, choosing Fishers in a competitive process that included out-of-state locations. Commercial real estate firm Cassidy Turley helped with site selection.

The staff will be almost evenly split between production/distribution and administration/management/sales, Dickey said. Employees were told about the plans this week.

Publicly traded Jarden reported sales of $7.5 billion last year. It has more than 30,000 workers worldwide.

Like most other communities in the fast-growing suburbs, Fishers has been working to attract commercial investment to offset a largely residential tax base. Since 2012, officials’ priority has been on redeveloping downtown.

Town Manager (and Mayor-Elect) Scott Fadness said the Jarden deal represents a shift in focus now that several downtown projects are under way.

“This is the first of what we hope will be a few large jobs announcements” this year, he said.

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  • Correction on current resident
    Universal Music Group occupied the building located at 9999 E. 121st St for 19 years and Sony only took over the distribution part of the business a few years before the shut down in 2012.
  • Fishers style econdev
    More of the usual from team fadness/faultless. Take from the schools to give to industry favorites. Keep on runnin those deficits boys.
  • The rest of the story
    Nobody mentioned that Bolt Holdings just bought DSE Services next door to the JHB corporate office and that they employ over 100 people and are growing. .more to come to deleware county in jobs with their people making about 22.00 an hour
  • Read the updated article
    "Dad" & Jeff: Sarcasm is not called for here. If you read the updated article that appears in this afternoon's edition of the IBJ, you will see that about 100 jobs are, indeed, moving from Daleville to Fishers. There will probably be an empty building in Daleville, with the inevitable loss of property tax revenue. We're all glad for Fishers that they are filling up an empty building and adding jobs, but my point is still valid, which is that it's too bad that one county in Indiana has to lose jobs (and tax revenue) when something like this happens. It's all part of the "creative destruction" of capitalism, which means that there are winners and losers in economic development. Part of economic life. We can be glad for Fishers and Hamilton County and at the same time feel a little sorry for Daleville and Delaware County.
    • Bob
      Yeah. It would be so much better to leave that building empty and not have more jobs in Fishers.
    • Reread the article
      You must have missed the part where it said "Many of the jobs will move from Daleville, where the Fortune 300 company operates a manufacturing facility. Jarden also plans to add packaging duties now handled by a contractor in Ohio." How is that a loss for Daleville & Delware County? They are keeping the jobs, just moving them to a new larger facility that Delware County or Daleville couldn't provide.
    • Zero Sum Game
      So, Fishers & Hamilton County are happy, but Daleville & Delaware County take a hit. This is a microcosm of what's wrong with economic development on a state, regional, and national level. It becomes a zero-sum game in which one community's gain is another community's loss.
      • Outlet Store?
        This sounds great! Hope they have an outlet store!

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