LaPorte’s American Renolit expanding, creating 30 new jobs

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American Renolit, located at 1207 E. Lincolnway, is enlarging its facility, a move that is expected to result in 30 new jobs. Here are details:

Inside Indiana Business news release:

A German-owned company with a subsidiary in northwest Indiana has announced a $25 million investment in its LaPorte operation. American Renolit Corp. is planning to add 30 jobs by 2019 as a result of the expansion. American Renolit currently employs 175 in LaPorte and is looking to add production operators and maintenance technicians.

The manufacturer produces films used in the graphics, label, furniture and window industries.

American Renolit located to northwest Indiana in 1999 following an acquisition from Solvay group. In 2014, the company detailed a $1.5 million investment in space and equipment at the LaPorte operation.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says American Renolit’s current footprint is 220,000 square feet and the company has invested nearly $100 million in the city over the last 18 years.

President Renaat Demeulemeester says, “This capacity extension confirms Renolit’s leadership in the film market in the U.S., and I am proud that it demonstrates our drive to meet our customers’ current and future needs, and our strong commitment to the LaPorte community, and that it recognizes and rewards the dedication of our employees as a major contributor in the continued success of American Renolit Corporation.”

The company has been offered up to $275,000 in conditional tax credits from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Construction is expected to begin this year and is slated to be complete by the end of next year.

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American Renolit has invested nearly $100 million in its LaPorte plant since purchasing the operations from the Solvay group in 1999. The company currently employs 175 associates and will hire production operators and maintenance technicians. Interested applicants may apply by emailing Melissa Gruber with human resources.

LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo said: “American Renolit has a long-standing history of success in LaPorte. Their international presence and leadership within the high-quality plastic film industry make them a perfect fit for our manufacturing sector and contribute to LaPorte’s reputation as a place where manufacturing thrives. I am excited to celebrate this expansion project with American Renolit, another spoke off the Hub of Awesome, and look forward to many more years of partnership with this great company.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) offered American Renolit up to $275,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The City of LaPorte will provide additional incentives through the Greater LaPorte Economic Development Corporation.

Indiana is home to approximately 800 foreign-owned business establishments such as American Renolit, which provide more than 152,000 quality jobs for Hoosiers.

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