Source: Indiana News Center (www.indiananewscenter.com) - Manufacturers to Create Over 200 New Jobs in Columbia City. by Emma Koch. 10/8/2013
Gator Cases, Inc. Relocates Distribution Center
Gator Cases, Inc., a manufacturer of cases, bags and stands for the music, pro-audio, audiovisual markets and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) case suppliers, announced plans to relocate its distribution center from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Columbia City, creating up to 106 new jobs by 2016.
“We are very excited to continue our expansion in Indiana,” said Crystal Morris, president of Gator Cases. “The business friendly climate, central location and excellent workforce were the leading factors in our decision to choose the Columbia City location. We are looking forward to continuing our growth of USA manufacturing along with streamlining our distribution to insure best in class performance for our customers.”
The company, headquartered in Tampa, Florida, will invest over $4.4 million to lease, renovate and equip a 168,000 square-foot facility at 2499 S. 600 E. The new facility which is expected to be complete by January 2014, will house its rotational molding factory.
Gator Cases employs 28 full-time associates in Indiana and 64 across the country and is planning to begin hiring manufacturing, operation and distribution positions this December. Interested candidates can apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.