A report received Wednesday morning from the Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance:
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (June 19, 2013) — Shambaugh & Son, L.P. announced today its plans for a two component expansion project. The project will include an 8,000 square foot expansion of an existing building located at 7614 Opportunity Drive bringing the headquarters to 140,000 square foot. The second portion of the
plan will include leasing a new 70,000 square-foot facility located at 2219 Contractors Drive. The two projects are expected to add a total of 110 new employees to the current workforce.
"With roots dating back 87 years in the Hoosier State, Shambaugh knows firsthand the benefits of operating in Indiana," said Governor Mike Pence. "Our low tax rates, centralized location and skilled workforce make Indiana ideal for companies looking to exercise a competitive advantage and help us offer long-lasting value as a state that works for business."
Shambaugh & Son, which currently has 528 employees in Fort Wayne, is a leading facilities services and
construction contractor in the Midwest. It is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE:EME), which is a
Fortune 500 company and global leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, LEED
construction, design, and facilities services.
"Companies like Shambaugh & Son are helping Fort Wayne continue to see job growth and positive momentum," said Mayor Tom Henry. "Shambaugh & Son has a long history of sustainability here in our
community. We're appreciative of their commitment to our City."
Representatives from Shambaugh & Son worked with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and the City of Fort Wayne to secure incentives for the investment. The IEDC offered Shambaugh & Son up to $1,000,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $100,000 in training grants 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. WorkOne Northeast provided approximately $33,000 in workforce development training grants to the company for new hires in 2013-2014. The City of Fort Wayne awarded the company an Economic Revitalization Area Designation. The Fort Wayne City Council will consider phasing in taxes associated with the project. Shambaugh & Son could save approximately $283,000 on real and
personal property taxes over a 10-year period.
"We're delighted with the Economic Revitalization Area Designation, which underscores the company's commitment to the city of Fort Wayne," stated, Mark Shambaugh, CEO of Shambaugh & Son. "We are very proud that our roots are here and out longtime standing and contributions to the community."