Engineering firm to invest $1 million, add up to 135 Bartholomew County jobs

A Columbus, Indiana-based firm that provides engineering and technology integration for the automotive, aerospace and medical industries announced Monday morning that it will add up to 135 Bartholomew County jobs by 2023.

LHP Engineering Solutions said it will plow $1 million into growing its headquarters at 1888 Poshard Drive and into hardware and software investments.

LHP, a minority-owned business founded in 2001, already employs 190 workers in Columbus and 478 worldwide.

“We’re excited about LHP’s growth potential and the opportunity to participate in a technology revolution that is going on within the transportation industry,” LHP CEO Dave Glass said in a statement. “With all the investments being made in advanced manufacturing and automotive technologies, we have plenty of confidence that we can continue to grow right here, at home.”

LHP provides engineering and technology integration for embedded controls, telematics, data analytics and model-based design. The company has locations in California, Michigan, Texas, China, Italy and Mexico.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered LHP up to $1.6 million in conditional tax credits based on its job-creation plans. The credits are performance-based, meaning the company can’t claim them until workers are hired.

The company said it is hiring engineers in the electrical, mechanical, computer science, quality, functional safety and controls fields.

One source of workers for LHP is veterans. Last fall, the training division of the company announced a partnership with Ivy Tech Community College and the Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs to assist veterans with hands-on training and career development in the automotive industry.

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