IT consultant’s expansion plans include 130 new jobs

Indianapolis-based information technology consultant Apparatus Inc. plans to expand its local operations and create up
to 130 jobs by 2012, the company announced this morning.

The company said it will invest more than $1.8 million
to relocate its headquarters and service center from 912 N. Delaware St. to 27,000 square feet of space in the former WFYI
studio at 1401 N. Meridian St.

Apparatus agreed to buy the building late last month. It has been vacant since the
public television station moved a few blocks north to 16th and Meridian streets roughly 15 months ago. The firm expects
to begin operating at its new site in the spring and will begin hiring additional employees as it prepares to move.

Apparatus’ clients include government entities and large corporations such as Eli Lilly and Co. and Simon Property
Group Inc.

“Our ability to provide remote services for clients gives us the opportunity to locate nearly
anywhere, but the business climate in Indiana is favorable, and there is real growth potential here with such a wide range
of industry,” Apparatus CEO Kelly Pfledderer said in a prepared statement.

The Indiana Economic Development
Corp. offered Apparatus up to $1.3 million in performance-based tax credits and up to $100,000 in training grants based on
the company’s job-creation plans. The city of Indianapolis and Indianapolis Economic Development Inc. will recommend
property-tax abatement to the Metropolitan Development Commission.

Founded in 1999, Apparatus has 75 employees.
The announcement of its expansion comes two months after Right on Interactive, a local marketing-automation software developer,
said it would expand its downtown operations on East Market Street by investing more than $1.3 million and creating 100 jobs
by 2014.

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

Story Continues Below

Editor's note: IBJ is now using a new comment system. Your Disqus account will no longer work on the IBJ site. Instead, you can leave a comment on stories by signing in to your IBJ account. If you have not registered, please sign up for a free account now. Past comments are not currently showing up on stories, but they will be added in the coming weeks. Please note our updated comment policy that will govern how comments are moderated.