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Let's take a look at recent logistics wins in Indianapolis.

There have been some exciting developments in the Indy Region's logistics Industry. Interested in learning about the companies in the logistics industry that made Indianapols their home? Check out the recent announcements below.



Energizer Holdings Inc. - Johnson County - November 2019

Battery maker, Energizer Manufacturing Inc. (subsidiary of St. Louis-based Energizer Holdings Inc.), plans to open a $62.7 million packaging and distribution center. The 933,000-square-foot building located in Franklin Tech Park, will employ 440 people by 2022. The estimated 27 managerial positions would make an average of $40.80 per hour, while the other 413 other employees would make an average of $16.84 per hour.

The company is seeking a 10-year property tax abatement that will save it $560,574 and a 10-year personal property tax abatement that will save it $3.47 million. Energizer will still pay approximately $673,000 in real property taxes and $2.7 million in personal property taxes over the 10-year abatement period.

Aptiv Plc - Westfield - October 2019

Aptiv Plc, a high-tech mobility company, plans to open a 53,000-square-foot engineering lab in Westfield. The $9 million project, which will be used to invest in property and equipment, will result in 50 jobs with an average annual wage of $80,000. The lab work will include environmental testing, product/material analysis, and on-vehicle development.

Aptiv Plc, which is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, received a 5-year personal property tax abatement phased in at 20% a year from the City of Westfield.

Gordon Food Services - Westfield - October 2019

Gordon Food Services (GFS), the largest family-operated broadline food distribution company in North America, declared plans for a new $160 million distribution center in Westfield, IN. GFS’s 500,000-square-foot facility will be in Westfield’s NorthPoint Industrial Park. The facility is slated to open in late 2021 and plans to hire and train more than 200 workers in Westfield at average wages of $20 to $25 an hour. By the end of 2025, the facility is expecting to employ more than 400 workers.

Pending approval of its board, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) plans to offer GFS up to $5 million in conditional tax credits based on the job-creation plans. The incentives are contingent upon the GFS’s ability to meet hiring goals. Additionally, the Westfield City Council will consider additional incentives in the form of tax abatements.

Puma North America Inc. - Boone County - June 2019

Puma North America Inc, sports footwear and apparel company, announced plans to invest at least $40 million to open a distribution center in Whitestown, IN. The company is working on a lease to open a 635,000-square-foot building at 3519 Perry Boulevard. Puma North America aims to hire 90 employs at an average wage of $18 an hour.

The Boone County Economic Development Corp. has recommended Whitestown consider a four-year personal property tax abatement for the company. In year one, taxes would be 100 percent abated, with the abatement decreasing by 25 percent each year.