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Multimatic bringing 52 new jobs

March 19th, 2013

News Coverage:

Multimatic bringing 52 new jobs

Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 11:50 am, Thu Mar 21, 2013.

By Jeff Jones

BUTLER — A Butler industry pledging to add 52 new jobs and make a $9.4 million equipment investment in the community received a 10-year tax abatement from the Butler City Council Monday.

Multimatic Indiana Inc., 201 R.E. Jones Road, currently employs 126 people. It expects to hire most of the new employees beginning in the second quarter of 2013, according to a tax abatement request.

Multimatic makes components for the automotive industry and said it expects General Motors, Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes to buy its products. Multimatic will purchase roll-forming, welding and robotic assembly equipment as part of the project. Equipment installation and hiring of new employees is scheduled to be completed by July 2014.

The average hourly wage of the new jobs will be $14.85, with an average annual salary of $60,000 for salaried employees, according to the abatement application.

Butler’s Economic Development Commission met Wednesday to consider Multimatic’s application and recommended the City Council grant the 10-year request.

“We appreciate you being in Butler,” City Councilman Larry Moore told the Multimatic representatives in attendance. “It’s important to us to keep our industries in Butler.”

More than 25 percent of Multimatic’s current workers are Butler residents, and 75 percent reside in Indiana, representative Dan Shuman said.