Midwest Truck & Auto Parts has taken its next step to opening for business in the Region.
The Chicago-based supplier of aftermarket automotive and truck components on Oct. 29 broke ground on its new 125,000-square-foot facility at the AmeriPlex at the Crossroads Business Park in Merrillville. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. announced the company’s plan Sept. 23, which could create up to 150 jobs by 2024.
Gov. Eric Holcomb joined company and Region officials for the groundbreaking.
The new facility gives the company operational efficiencies and the space it needs to meet growing demand. Midwest plans to be fully operational in Indiana in 2021.
Midwest also has locations in California, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, and Texas.
Midwest was founded in 1946 as a military surplus and civilian truck parts supplier. It has evolved into a global supplier of heavy, medium, and light duty truck and automotive aftermarket components and assemblies.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Midwest Truck & Auto Parts Inc. up to $1.5 million in conditional tax credits based on its job creation plans. The tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim incentives once Hoosiers are hired.