ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) -- Auto supplier General Products Corp. plans to move its headquarters and manufacturing center from Columbus, Ohio to Angola, state development officials said Monday.
The move is expected to create as many as 61 new jobs by 2011, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation said in a news release.
The company already employs about 60 workers at its 125,000 square-foot plant in Angola and is expected to begin hiring machine operators, maintenance and professional staff later this summer.
The Economic Development Corporation said General Products will invest more than $7.8 million in the move. The company also has a plant in Russellville, Ky. and an office in Livonia, Mich.
The state offered the company up to $650,000 in tax credits and up to $72,500 in training grants, and the city will consider property tax abasement for the company, the release said.
General Products makes engine, transmission and chassis components for the light and heavy-duty vehicle markets.