Homegrown Manufacturer Expanding in Floyd County
W.M. Kelley Company, a manufacturer specializing in material handling equipment and conveyor systems, announced plans today to expand its operations in Floyd County, creating up to 13 new jobs by 2019.
“The gears of Indiana’s manufacturing economy keep turning,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Indiana leads the nation with the strongest concentration of manufacturing jobs, and we’re proud of our low-regulation, low-tax business climates that helps companies grow and expand. And we’re proud of our Hoosier workforce, whose skills and work ethic are the catalysts behind Indiana’s job creation and why homegrown success stories like W.M. Kelley continue to expand across our state. I’m glad W.M. Kelley chose to build their business in the Hoosier state, and I’m looking forward to its continued growth.”
The homegrown Hoosier company will invest $1.88 million to expand and equip its facility at 620 Durgee Road in New Albany. In order to meet growing demand from the material handling industry, the company will begin construction in January on a 14,000-square-foot addition to its manufacturing facility, expanding the building to cover nearly 100,000 square feet. This increased floor space will allow the company to support its plans to increase sales by 30 percent by the end of 2018.
W.M. Kelley, which currently employs more than 65 associates, plans to continue hiring skilled welders and machine operators. These positions are expected on average to pay salaries above the Floyd County average wage. Interested applicants may apply in person at the company’s facility or by emailing a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org