Chicago-based Selected Furniture LLC is planning to move its operations to Indiana, the manufacturer said Tuesday, creating up to 100 new jobs by 2014.
The company, which supplies commercial furniture to customers in the fast-food, quick-service and fine-dining industries, said it will invest $1.2 million to purchase and equip a 200,000-square-foot facility in Knox, about 120 miles northwest of Indianapolis.
Selected Furniture said it also will relocate its China-based commercial-grade wood-furniture manufacturing operations to Knox. The new plant is expected to be operational in a few months.
The company, founded in 2003, currently employs 120 workers nationwide. It already has begun hiring woodworkers, painters, upholsters and administrators. It has a sales network of 20 locations throughout the nation and operates additional distribution centers in Chicago, Los Angeles and Jacksonville, Fla.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Selected Furniture up to $425,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $87,500 in training grants based on the company's job-creation plans. The Knox City Council approved additional property-tax abatement.