SOUTH WHITLEY, Ind. (February 13, 2019) – More great things are happening in South Whitley! Shindigz recently announced plans to expand its operations in South Whitley by adding new manufacturing equipment and additional jobs.
Shindigz is one of the largest party-supply companies in America. Founded in 1926, Shindigz is one of the country’s leading online and catalog retailers of personalized party supplies, decorations and favors. Offering more than 34,000 products, Shindigz provides anything from banners, balloons, party favors and gifts, costumes and more.
“Shindigz is on a growth path, and we are continuing to invest in South Whitley and our team as we grow,” said Dan Haight, CEO of Shindigz. “We’re adding new equipment now and we have plans for more investments this year. These investments strengthen our commitment to Northeast Indiana, which has been strong for more than 90 years.”
The company’s manufacturing and order fulfillment operation is located at 111 E Broad Street in South Whitley, and currently employs 145 people. The company plans to have the new equipment up and running by early March, and will add three additional seasonal jobs.
The company has created a lot of excitement across the region in the last year, announcing the expansion of its headquarters in neighboring Fort Wayne, and continuing to grow its current operations in South Whitley.
“Like so many of our local companies who compete in the global marketplace, Shindigz continues to modernize its equipment and seek new talent so it can continue to grow,” said Jon Myers, president of the Whitley County EDC. “We are pleased that Shindigz is continuing to expand its operations in Northeast Indiana.”
The South Whitley Town Council approved a five-year tax abatement for the project on Tuesday evening, at the request of Shindigz and the Whitley County EDC.
“On behalf of the Town of South Whitley, we are pleased to support Shindigz as a company that continues to invest in our community and region. We appreciate the company’s involvement in the community, and their support for local residents,” said South Whitley Town Councilman Les Hoffman.
Want to join the team at Shindigz? Interested applicants may apply online at www.shindigz.com/careers.
To learn more about Shindigz visit http://www.shindigz.com/ and find Shindigz on social media!
Shindigz has grown from a local business with 40 employees to a global business supplying over 1 million parties a year. Through hard work, a family-owned approach and a heartfelt commitment to celebrating life’s big and small moments, Shindigz continues to lead the party supply industry and put more smiles on more faces every year.
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: www.whitleyedc.com.