Safety label company plans $2.1M headquarters in Westfield

DuraMark Technologies Inc. is planning to construct a new $2.1 million headquarters in Westfield.

The 18,000-square-foot office and production facility would be located at 16450 Southpark Drive, just south of 169th Street and west of U.S. 31.

DuraMark, which produces safety labels and branding decals for manufacturing companies, is now located at 209 E. 175th St.,  just south of State Road 32 and west of U.S. 31.

Bill Bussick, Bill Garland and Steve Diller founded the company in 2007.

The company has requested a tax abatement from the city of Westfield that would save the company about 50 percent on its property taxes for the project over the next 10 years. The savings would total about $279,000, according to city spokeswoman Erin Murphy.

According to city documents, 45 employees making an average annual wage of $71,111 will be retained by the business, and 18 jobs will be created. The new employees will make an estimated annual salary of $45,000.

Westfield City Council will consider the request at its meeting Monday night.

The council previously approved a 10-year personal property tax abatement for the company in December 2012. At that time, DuraMark pledged to spend $1.6 million in new equipment and add six employees to its existing 17-employee base.

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