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Logistics firm expanding headquarters in Greenwood

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Greenwood-based Avram Worldwide said today that it will expand its headquarters and distribution operations in the city, and plans to create 78 jobs by 2013.

The minority-owned transportation management, warehousing and distribution company said it will invest $885,000 to lease and equip an existing 20,000-square-foot building near its current headquarters on State Road 135.

Avram said it will begin hiring additional client services and administrative support personnel by the end of the year.

“With all of our resources under one roof, we are positioned to be an even stronger resource for companies throughout the world that seek superior logistics solutions,” Avram President Rob Richardson said in a prepared statement.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Avram up to $900,000 in performance-based tax credits and up to $40,000 in training grants based on the company’s job-creation plans. The Johnson County Board of Commissioners offered personal property tax abatement at the request of the Johnson County Development Corp.

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  1. John, unfortunately CTRWD wants to put the tank(s) right next to a nature preserve and at the southern entrance to Carmel off of Keystone. Not exactly the kind of message you want to send to residents and visitors (come see our tanks as you enter our city and we build stuff in nature preserves...

  2. 85 feet for an ambitious project? I could shoot ej*culate farther than that.

  3. I tried, can't take it anymore. Untill Katz is replaced I can't listen anymore.

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  5. All sewage goes to the Carmel treatment plant on the White River at 96th St. Rainfall should not affect sewage flows, but somehow it does - and the increased rate is more than the plant can handle a few times each year. One big source is typically homeowners who have their sump pumps connect into the sanitary sewer line rather than to the storm sewer line or yard. So we (Carmel and Clay Twp) need someway to hold the excess flow for a few days until the plant can process this material. Carmel wants the surge tank located at the treatment plant but than means an expensive underground line has to be installed through residential areas while CTRWD wants the surge tank located further 'upstream' from the treatment plant which costs less. Either solution works from an environmental control perspective. The less expensive solution means some people would likely have an unsightly tank near them. Carmel wants the more expensive solution - surprise!

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