Italian filter maker to establish operations in central Indiana

An Italy-based maker of filters for agriculture, heavy machinery, forestry and industrial businesses plans to open a facility in central Indiana that will serve as its North American headquarters.

Filtrec plans to spend $1.3 million to establish the facility in Daleville in Delaware County, creating 25 high-wage jobs by the end of 2022.

The office of Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the plans Thursday in Milan during the governor's three-day economic development trip to Italy.

The plant will help Filtrec expand its market in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Latin America, it said.

The company launched its sales operations in Delaware County this month in a 5,800-square-foot building that it plans to double or triple in size over the next five years. The facility includes office space for the company's executive and sales teams as well as manufacturing space.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Filtrec North America up to $275,000 in conditional tax credits based on the job-creation plans. The Delaware County Redevelopment Commission also offered up to $12,500 in incentives.

Filtrec is the 31st Italian company to establish operations in Indiana.

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