December 10, 2018

Richmond Auto Parts Maker Expanding, Creating 200 Jobs

Original story from   Indiana Public Radio

Article origination Indiana Public Radio
Omen USA in Richmond - Leslie Jacob

Omen USA in Richmond

Leslie Jacob

An aluminum auto parts maker in Richmond says it will expand, telling the state it will create up to 200 jobs in the next four years.

Omen USA is owned by an Israeli company and has been in Richmond since 2016.  It says it will spend  $15 million to expand its current production facility to add new production lines.  It says demand in the U.S. and Germany for its aluminum drivelines, steering components, and oil pumps is fueling the growth.

Omen currently employs about 100 people.  It previewed the expansion in February of this year, telling the Palladium-Item it hoped to begin hiring more people once it improved the manufacturing process in Richmond.  Wayne County economic development officials say expansion plans have been in the works since then and the number of new jobs planned has only grown.

Omen says it will begin hiring for the new jobs this spring.

For its announced plans, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation will give Omen USA up to $1.6 million in tax credits.  Wayne County officials are also adding other incentives.

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