Four companies to add 126 new jobs in northeast Indiana

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Four companies have announced plans to expand their operations and create 126 new jobs in northeast Indiana.

Commercial casework and retail store fixture manufacturer Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS) is investing $1.5 million to expand its Marion, Indiana based manufacturing operation. The new 100,000 square-foot facility opens this month. The move will also allow ACS to consolidate offices with its parent company, JGBowers, Inc. With its growth, ACS will create up to 30 new jobs by 2016. The company, which employs more than 50 people, has already begun hiring for cabinet manufacturing positions. Interested applicants with woodworking experience may apply through Peoplelink Staffing’s Marion location or online at

Hendrickson USA, a manufacturer of suspension parts and systems for the heavy truck and bus industry, is investing $11.3 million to construct and equip a 57,000 square-foot addition to its 122,000 square-foot facility at 101 S. Progress Drive in Kendallville. With its growth, the company will also install new equipment at its second, 60,000 square-foot Kendallville facility. Hendrickson USA currently employs 180 Hoosiers in Kendallville and plans to begin hiring later this year for manufacturing, lab technician and engineering positions. The move will create up to 41 new jobs by 2019. Interested applicants may apply online at

Snax in Pax, a producer of gourmet caramel corn and fudge, will nearly double the size of operations by investing $3.8 million to construct and equip a 27,000 square-foot addition to its Topeka facility. The 22-year-old company’s expansion is currently under construction, with plans for the addition to open in June. The company, which currently employs 15 people, plans to create up to 21 new jobs by 2017. Interested applicants may apply in person at the company’s Topeka facility.

Furniture manufacturer Transformations by Wieland is investing $2.4 million to renovate a 76,000 square-foot facility in Fort Wayne. The new facility consolidates the company’s operations from three buildings into one, moving all manufacturing, shipping, customer service, marketing, and research and development under one roof that is more than double the size of its current facility in rural Allen County. The company, which currently employs 56 people, plans to create up to 34 new jobs by 2018 and has already begun hiring.


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