(Greendale, Ind.) - New jobs are coming to Dearborn County via northern Kentucky.
Fortis Security Products announced Friday that they will relocate their headquarters from Hebron to a new facility Greendale as part of a $5.8 million investment
The move will create up to 15 new jobs by 2013. Dirt will be moved on the project within the next two weeks with the new building becoming operational by the end of the year.
Fortis manufactures vaults, safes, drive-up systems and interior furnishings for banks and financial centers.
"With improving economic conditions we wanted to be prepared for additional demand and looked to expand. While relocating a manufacturing facility is a huge undertaking, Mayor Doug Hendrick, Greendale Redevelopment Commission, Lawrenceburg Regional Grants Program, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Dearborn Economic Development Corporation and the Lawrenceburg Conservancy District all worked together to make this possible," said Fortis Security Products spokesperson Dallas Farley.
The company has been offered tax credits from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation as well as Greendale and Lawrenceburg.
In a peripheral benefit for southeast Indiana business, Greendale-based Maxwell Construction has been selected as the contractor for the project.
"This is good news for Dearborn County," said Michael Rozow, Jr., executive director of the Dearborn County Economic Development Initiative and Chamber president. "We believe our area is perfect for companies like Fortis. They wanted to expand, they wanted to remain in the Tri-State, they wanted good access to an interstate highway, and they wanted to reduce their tax and workers' compensation rates. That's us."
"Recruiting a headquarters from another state is no small task so we are grateful to the many parties at the state and local levels that provided Fortis Security Products the confidence to decide that Indiana is the best state to grow a business," said Mitch Roob, Secretary of Commerce and chief executive officer of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.