The pandemic has not stopped Elkhart-based Marson International from moving forward with its expansion plans.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. announced the tube fabrication firm plans to invest $2 million into its plant at 3230 Magnum Drive to install new equipment, increase production and improve operational efficiencies. The move also is expected to create up to 25 new jobs by the end of 2023, the state said.
“We’re excited to deepen our roots in Indiana and make this investment in the Elkhart community,” said Jason Newburn, founder and vice president of Marson. “This investment will allow us to increase our production and increase our offerings to customers (and) with Indiana being a manufacturing-focused state with a highly-skilled workforce, this couldn’t be a better location for us to continue to grow.”
Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger said Marson’s expansion plans, “demonstrates Indiana’s positive economic momentum and strong workforce pipeline.”
“It’s exciting to see another Indiana-grown company expanding and thriving right here in their home state, even in the midst of challenging times,” he said.
Marson’s expansion allows the company to meet increased demand across the U.S. for tubing fabrication services, which range from rapid prototyping, including low- and mid-volume production, to high-volume runs requiring manufacturing cells.
Marson operates three locations in Elkhart, with additional facilities at 1001 Sako Court and 822 Middlebury St.
The company, which employs nearly 100 people in Elkhart, plans to begin hiring soon for positions in engineering, sales and production.
Marson was founded in 2002. Its products are utilized by numerous sectors including automotive, recreational vehicles, construction machinery, agricultural, marine, mass transit and power generation.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Marson up to $125,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s planned capital investment in Indiana. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim incentives once investments are made.
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