WGS, a provider of cleaning, processing and light-to-heavy assembly services for manufacturers, announced plans today to expand its operations in Perry County, creating up to 100 new jobs by the end of 2019.
The company, which established production operations in Tell City in 2010, will invest $6.76 million to establish its third production facility in Indiana.
WGS will lease and equip 75,000 square feet along McDaniel Street in Troy, which is a new commercial building currently under construction.
The new facility, which is less than 5 miles from its two production facilities in Tell City, will allow the company to increase its manufacturing and logistics services to customers in the automotive, defense and commercial manufacturing industries. The company expects to begin renovating the space early next year.
In a release Governor Mike Pence says Indiana’s economic climate was recently ranked first in the nation for small businesses, and WGS’s latest expansion is evidence of that.
Pence says as a state, Indiana has worked diligently to support and encourage business growth by reducing burdensome regulations and cutting taxes for job creators. He says companies like WGS have many options to consider for growing their operations, but they continue to choose Indiana because of the benefits of doing business in a state that works.
WGS, which currently employs more than 180 associates in Indiana, plans to begin hiring for manufacturing, distribution and inspection positions this month. Interested applicants can apply in person at the company’s Tell City facility at 840 5th St.
Founded in May 2008, WGS offers manufacturing customers a variety of services including machining, plastic molding, light assembly, kitting, parts testing and warehousing.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered WGS Global Services LC up to $400,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The town of Troy will consider additional incentives at the request of WGS with assistance and recommendation by the Perry County Development Corporation.