A company that specializes in plastic coating will soon be ready to hire and expand commerce from the hilltop in Madison.
At the intersection of Highway 7 and State Road 62, or 1200 Clifty Drive sits a 145,000 square foot structure that was built in 1946 as Williamson Metal Works.
It has been vacant for many years and was purchased by Armor Plastics, who now plans to invest $13 Million into the community for their specialization in ATV parts, such as door panels, windows and windshields.
Over the next few years, over 30 jobs will be created for customer service, operations, maintenance and shipping and receiving positions.
This scenario will begin this summer.
The former Williamson building will house the company’s coatings operation, which is designed to improve the strength and reliability in fiberglass and plastics on All Terrain Vehicle parts.
“By encouraging regional development and quality of place planning, Indiana is creating culturally- and economically-vibrant communities that are attractive to businesses and talented workers,” said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (who offered nearly $3 million in conditional tax credits via the Industrial Recovery Tax Credit program). “We’re so excited that Armor Plastics is choosing to fuel its growth in southeast Indiana, redeveloping a once-thriving industrial site, enhancing the quality of place in Madison and creating good jobs in the community.”
The company, which is a joint venture between Ohio businessman Tom Faris and Madison-based SuperATV, recently closed on its purchasing agreement and expects the new facility to be fully operational by 2023.
According to Armor partner and president of SuperATV Harold Hunt, “I’m so grateful to the city of Madison, Jefferson County Industrial Development Coporation and the IEDC for pursuing this partnership to bring more jobs and investment to southeast Indiana. We believe the future of Madison and Indiana is bright, and we’re excited to grow here for years to come.”
And according to Matt Wirth, executive director of the Jefferson County Industrial Development Corporation, “We’re always looking for ways to help our local businesses expand and grow right in Madison,” . “We know that Madison’s economy is strong, but the Hunt family’s investment is another vote of confidence in the quality of life, workforce and overall future of our community.”