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Solar panel maker plans up to 240 jobs in Columbus

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A startup company plans to start solar panel manufacturing operations in a central Indiana city and potentially hire 240 people in the next few years.

NuSun Inc. chief executive Ryan Stout said the facility in Columbus will make high-efficiency solar panels that are in growing demand around the world. Stout told The Republic that the company plans to spend nearly $9 million to start production at a Columbus industrial park.

It expects to begin hiring next summer and have 80 workers within about a year. NuSun is now based near Muncie but will be moving its offices to Columbus.

The Columbus City Council voted Tuesday to apply for a $600,000 state grant to help equip the facility. The state also has offered up to $2.25 million in tax credits.

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  • Odd move
    You would think that Muncie's attraction of a large wind energy company would make other reusable energy companies want to call Muncie home... Not move away. It sure looks great whenever your a lawer firm based out of New York, Banker out of Chicago, Tech company in Silicon Valley, or a dealer from Gary
  • Why not Turkey
    Hey why not build this plant in turkey? You might be able to hire twice as many employees for the same pay and still ship the finished product around the planet and make the same profit margin, and not have to worry about the bully unions. Its the american dream ??

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