Bio-Tech manufacturer relocates its operations to Michigan City; brings 100 jobs to the area


Aquagenics Technologies is relocating its headquarters, research and development, and manufacturing operations to Michigan City — and in the process, reviving a historic 530,000 square foot, 35-acre campus that has been empty for a decade.

The company will be investing over $10 million and creating 100 new jobs with very competitive wages for the Michigan City facility, officials said. The company anticipates closing on the property and will begin to migrate significant operations in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Aquagenics is a bioscience company focused on the manufacture and distribution of advanced green chemistries and anti-microbial technologies.  As a part of the company’s development efforts, it actively supplies anti-microbial solutions which are regulated by the EPA, FDA and USDA in the fight against Covid19.

By moving into Michigan City from Illinois, Aquagenics Technologies will expand its current footprint while also bringing its centralized operations to the city. The company operates in a number of different verticals, primarily in the water treatment, filtration and sanitizer spaces. Aquagenics Technologies develops and produces products with the mission of making cleaner and safer environments for its customers in the industrial, medical, government and retail sectors. The company has over 400 SKUs and produces millions of units of product based on its own developed intellectual property.

“We are delighted that Michigan City continues to attract high tech companies that are seeking a high quality of life, great workforce, and a progressive community,” said Michigan City Mayor Duane Parry. “My administration is working tirelessly to promote Michigan City and will continue to work to bring more high-paying jobs for our residents.”

Aaron Powers, Aquagenics Technologies president, said, “Michigan City is very business-friendly, and working with the EDCMC made the process seamless. The tax abatement will allow us to further reduce the overall costs of this project and bring a great project to the community. Indiana remains a favorable location for manufacturing. We are looking forward to being part of your community.”

The tax abatement was approved unanimously by the Michigan City Common Council at a meeting Tuesday night and will save the company about $814,677.00 over 7 years.

City of Michigan City officials and EDCMC staff working with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation representatives coordinated this team effort to make this project a success for the State of Indiana, officials said.

Companies looking to expand their business may call the EDCMC at (219) 873-1211 for more information. For more information on Aquagenics Technologies, visit

One Response to “Bio-Tech manufacturer relocates its operations to Michigan City; brings 100 jobs to the area”

  1. Michael flowers

    Oct 18. 2020

    That is awesome news, with COVID-19 Virus these days are scary times. When are they going to start excepting applications.

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