GM supplier coming to northeastern Indiana, adding jobs

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ROANOKE – A company that makes spray-in bed liners will put a new facility in Roanoke that’s expected to create up to 160 new jobs.

Ground Effects, a Canadian-based company that’s a supplier for General Motors, plans to invest $3.4 million to lease and equip a 40,000 square-foot facility that’s expected to be operational by December. The facility will process bed liners and other automotive accessories for Roanoke’s General Motors plant.

Ground Effects employs more than 600 full-time workers across North America at facilities in Canada, Michigan, Kentucky and Missouri. The company will soon start hiring for its production-related positions. Interested applicants can visit its website for more information on job openings and how to apply.

By centralizing operations near the GM plant, Ground Effects will be able to streamline its process, installing 20,000 bed liners a year initially. The company expects that rate to hit 50,000 a year.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Ground Effects up to $825,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. Additional abatements are under consideration.

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