An Australian-owned company is saying g’day mate to Huntington, the future location of its first U.S. factory.
Auger Torque, a global manufacturer and distributor of earthmoving attachments, plans to invest more than $550,000 to lease and equip a plant at 100 Commerce Drive in Huntington, officials announced today.
The global manufacturer, which has headquarters in the United Kingdom, expects to create up to 22 jobs by 2016.
Plans call for Auger Torque to begin production in the 30,000-square-foot building by October. The manufacturer makes earthmoving attachments, specializing in auger drives, augers and trenchers that weigh 2,000 pounds or more.
Auger Torque, which employs about 200, operates factories in the United Kingdom, China, Australia and Germany. The company exports to more than 70 countries, selling to original equipment manufacturers and through a distributor and dealer network.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered the company up to $100,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $50,000 in training grants. The city of Huntington approved additional incentives.
Todd Miller, president of Auger Torque USA, said company officials look forward to getting to work in Huntington and growing the business.
“Indiana’s favorable regulatory environment with its right-to-work law and its skilled manufacturing workforce made the state stand out as the perfect place for us to establish our first U.S. facility,” he said in a statement.
Auger Torque USA LLC is already hiring welders, sales staff and office workers. Anyone interested in applying for a job can send a résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.