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Sawmill manufacturer Wood-Mizer recently announced plans to build a new 85,000-square-foot production facility in Batesville, Indiana. Scheduled for completion in December 2015, the plant will produce Wood-Mizer's portable sawmills, industrial sawmills and blade maintenance equipment.
The new facility, which will replace the company's current sawmill manufacturing plant in New Point, Indiana, will bring 120 jobs to the area while creating 15 additional job opportunities for the community.
"The new Wood-Mizer manufacturing facility is an important investment that will bring jobs and opportunity for future economic growth to our community," said Batesville mayor Rick Fledderman. "We are very eager to work with Wood-Mizer and look forward to our continued partnership in the future."
The city of Batesville encouraged Wood-Mizer to build the production plant in Batesville by offering an incentive package that included benefits such as project financing. Wood-Mizer has announced an $8.4-million investment in the land, building, equipment and improvements for the new manufacturing facility.
"Being involved with the Southeast Indiana community for more than 30 years, we wanted to establish an opportunity for expansion for both Wood-Mizer and the local economy," said Wood-Mizer's Darryl Floyd. "While becoming one of the largest companies in Batesville, Wood-Mizer is excited to continue manufacturing sawmills in a more efficient and larger capacity at this location, and we'd like to thank the city of Batesville for their assistance in making this opportunity possible."
For more information, visit www.woodmizer.com.