COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (July 25, 2019) –Locally owned ChromaSource Inc. announced plans to expand their operations in Columbia City.
ChromaSource currently employs more than 150 employees at its facility on U.S. 30 and plans to add additional employees to meet the growing demand for its products.
ChromaSource is a supplier of color systems and color cards for several national paint suppliers. The company is adding state-of-the-art collating equipment to increase productivity to meet the increasing demand for their products.
“There is only one other collator like this in the United States,” said Chromasource CEO, Jason Brooks. “We are experiencing unprecedented growth at ChromaSource and we plan to hire and train employees who are interested in learning the skills to operate the new equipment and be a part of our growth.”
The new collator and employees to run the equipment will increase the productivity of the facility by addressing a current bottleneck in the manufacturing process. Other employees will be needed throughout the plant to handle the increased workflow through the facility. As the company continues to grow current production, it will also have the capacity to compete for additional product lines.
”I am always pleased to see that our local companies continue to upgrade equipment and upskill their employees,” said Jon Myers, President of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC). “If the business cycle slows, our forward-thinking businesses, like Chromasource, will be in a strong position to compete.”
At the request of Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the Whitley County Redevelopment Commission approved a training grant of $20,000 in lieu of tax abatement to assist with the cost of training the new employees and current employees. The training grant allows for Whitley County to invest in the local workforce and upgrade the skills of local residents.
”Although tax abatements are a tool we often use to incentivize the growth of businesses in Whitley County, the County Redevelopment Commission recognizes that there are other tools that may have a greater impact, not only the company but for the community at large,” said Jim Argerbright, Chairman of the Whitley County Redevelopment Commission. “This is one instance where we felt that investing in the local workforce to operate state-of-the-art equipment will be good for everyone.”
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Founded in 1996 as a color card company, ChromaSource develops sampling products in a wide variety of formats ranging from color cards, color strips, painting contractor fan decks, and major color system libraries available in every retain paint location in the United States. For more information about ChromaSource visit chormasource.com.
About Whitley County EDC
The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency in Whitley County, Indiana. The EDC works closely with local, regional and state partners to support our industry clients’ growth and success. Our mission is to lead a comprehensive economic development program that retains and expands employment opportunities for local residents and attracts business investment to Whitley County. The Whitley County EDC was established in 1992 and represents Whitley County, Columbia City and the towns of Churubusco, Larwill and South Whitley. For more information about the EDC visit whitleyedc.com.
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