Braun Corp. to bring 70 more jobs to Winamac

2013-08-13T11:30:00Z 2013-08-13T15:40:26Z Braun Corp. to bring 70 more jobs to WinamacBy Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078 nwitimes.com
August 13, 2013 11:30 am  • 

INDIANAPOLIS | Braun Corp., the Winamac-based manufacturer of wheelchair lifts and wheelchair-accessible vehicles, is expanding by bringing its Kalamazoo, Mich., operations to Pulaski County.

Pulaski County approved additional tax abatement for the company, which already employs more than 800 full-time Hoosier workers and expects to hire 70 more by 2016.

The company announced Monday night it will invest $7.5 million to repurpose an 18,000-square-foot production line at its Winamac headquarters.

The new line, which is scheduled to begin operating in late 2014, will enable the 41-year-old company to convert trucks and SUVs to accommodate wheelchairs, while providing added space to expand its current minivan conversion business.

Braun also expects to upgrade its buildings, material handling operations and shipping and receiving division as part of the consolidation.

"We are truly excited about what our growth plans mean for our customers, our employees, as well as the local community and the state of Indiana," said Nick Gutwein, Braun president. "We firmly believe there is no better place to invest than Pulaski County. Here, in rural Indiana, we have been able to build a company over four decades with men and women who have a true desire to create the best products."

The state's commerce agency, known as the Indiana Economic Development Corp., awarded Braun up to $600,000 in conditional tax credits and training grants based on the company's expansion plans.

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

activate-button-3
Follow The Times

Latest Local Offers

Featured Businesses

In This Issue

Professionals on the Move Banner
Get weekly ads via e-mail

Poll

Loading…

Should the Indiana attorney general's office compel all Lake County municipalities to merge E-911 dispatch services?

View Results