Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

State News

December 27, 2013

Over 1,000 jobs could be headed to state

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Bastian Automation Engineering, a division of Indianapolis-headquartered Bastian Solutions, will invest $1 million to lease, renovate and equip its production facility on its seven-acre campus in Greenfield, creating up to 60 new jobs by 2016. The investment will include additional space for the design and production of a new line of standard products. Currently employing 53 full-time Hoosiers in Greenfield, 147 employees across Indiana and 384 employees worldwide, the productivity-focused manufacturing systems provider has already begun hiring assembly, welding, design, project management, metal fabrication, finishing and engineering associates.

Founded in 2011 by Santiago Jaramillo in his dorm room at Indiana Wesleyan University, Bluebridge Digital helps universities, churches, tourism destinations and other organizations engage with their communities through full-featured, easy-to-update mobile apps. The company, under the leadership of Jaramillo and his business partners, Mitch Shields and Adam Weber, has made plans to invest about $311,000 to lease 4,500 square feet office space in Fishers and add up to 199 new jobs by 2022. Bluebridge moved into its new office in the fall and is actively recruiting for positions, including account management, operations, sales and marketing at www.bluebridgeapps.com/jobs.

Leaders at North Dakota-based Classic Alumadeck, which designs and manufactures aluminum decks and railings, plan to invest more than $3 million to locate its first Indiana facility in Indianapolis, creating up to 65 new jobs by 2016. The nearly 40,000-square-foot facility, located at 3050 S. Arlington Ave. on the southeast side, is expected to opens its doors by the end of December. Classic Alumadeck, which primarily serves the apartment industry, is currently hiring a variety of positions for the new location, including drafters, welders, laborers and painters.

Officials of Fort Wayne-headquartered DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, a state and local tax consulting services firm, expect to invest $2.78 million to expand its Indianapolis operations and locate a new office on the northeast side at Keystone at the Crossing, creating up to 62 new jobs by 2016. The company, which provides services to Fortune 1,000 corporations throughout North America, currently employs 125 associates in Indianapolis and nearly 40 in Fort Wayne. The new 42,000-square-foot space is expected to be operational in July.

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