A sustainable manufacturer intends to invest millions of dollars in Southern Indiana.

GIM Inc., a green sustainable manufacturer of composite and steel solutions, announced today plans to open a facility in Scottsburg, creating up to 135 new jobs by the end of 2026.

“Indiana’s manufacturing industry continues to lead, advancing new technologies and innovations – yet another example of Indiana’s strong advanced manufacturing leadership and supportive business climate,” said Brad Chambers, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “GIM Inc.’s SPS solutions provide a more sustainable solution for our world’s building and infrastructure needs, ensuring a safer and more environmentally friendly future.” We are excited to welcome the company to Indiana and our thriving manufacturing sector.”

GIM Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, will invest $18.47 million in Scottsburg to build a new manufacturing campus on West Weir Road. The company will renovate and equip the existing buildings while investing $3 million in new construction to expand the footprint of the campus and enable GIM Inc. to increase production of Sandwich Plate System (SPSĀ®) – a load-bearing structural composite panel used in place of concrete – for a variety of infrastructure and development needs.

To support its operations, the company expects to begin construction on its new Scottsburg manufacturing campus in January 2023 and to begin hiring for a variety of positions in December, including welders, fabricators, CNC technicians, CDL drivers, engineering designers, front office and sales associates. The new positions are expected to pay more than the Scott County average wage.

“This is an important strategic investment for GIM Inc.,” said Chris Gibbs, president of GIM Inc. “We are entering a market to meet the increased demand for environmentally sound, time-saving infrastructure solutions in the United States and beyond.” The state of Indiana, the city of Scottsburg, and One Southern Indiana have been fantastic partners, working hard to make this process as we choose southern Indiana

GIM Inc. is an SPS Technology network partner that manufactures load-bearing structural composite panels with a high strength-to-weight ratio and extended fatigue life, making them an ideal replacement for concrete in bridges, parking garages, stadiums and arenas, heavy-duty and clean room floor panels, and special applications such as threat protection. SPS that is modular and prefabricated avoids the negative environmental effects of concrete while saving time and reducing road closures and slowdowns during bridge construction. GIM’s product lines also include steel frames for agricultural, commercial, and industrial buildings, as well as educational facilities.

“This is huge news for Scottsburg and the region,” Scottsburg Mayor Terry Amick said. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with the GIM Inc. team as they build on their tremendous success and establish a vibrant presence in southern Indiana.” This building has a rich history and will be the ideal home for this company as it expands in Scottsburg.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation committed up to $1.9 million in incentive-based tax credits to GIM Inc. based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, which means the company can claim them once Hoosiers are hired. Scottsburg’s city council approved additional incentives.

GIM, Inc. Information GIM, Inc. is a green sustainable manufacturing company that was founded to create and fabricate intellectual proprietary products for a variety of industries, as well as to provide excellent structural engineering and design, with a proven network of suppliers to deliver on time.  The company has created a diverse portfolio of products to help it survive multiple types of economic shifts, and it believes in supporting and fostering growth in the communities where it lives and works.  To learn more, go to GIM, Inc. gibmfg.com.

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