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[IEDC] Global Automotive Supplier Chooses Allen County for New Location
Start Date: 3/27/2012 All Day
End Date: 3/27/2012
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (March 27, 2012) - Android Industries, a specialty equipment manufacturer and complex assembler, announced plans today to locate a new operation here, creating up to 66 new jobs by 2013.

The Michigan-based automotive company, which specializes in sub-assembly, sequencing and logistics, will invest $8.97 million to lease and equip a 55,000 square-foot space at 13008 Fogwell Parkway Rd. Android, which plans to begin facility renovations this spring, will also add 4,000 square feet to the office area and additional shipping bays.

"We have worked hard to create one of the best business climates in the country," said Governor Mitch Daniels. "I am happy that Android chose Indiana to open this new operation. Their new home will give them every opportunity for success due to our pro-growth environment and the unrivaled work ethic of Hoosiers."

Android, which has more than 2,000 employees globally, will begin hiring manufacturing and robotic programming associates in Allen County this summer.

"Android chose Indiana and specifically Fort Wayne because it's both an employee- and employer-friendly environment," said David Donnay, vice president of human resources at Android. "Recently, Indiana became a right-to-work state and offers us a competitive location and a skilled work force to complement our state of the art technology. All of these factors went into choosing Indiana as an optimal location."

Founded in 1988, Android today serves automotive clients at its 17 plants worldwide, including locations in Mexico, Spain and Brazil. Android's team also manages more than $8 billion of material each year in its supply chain management division.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Android Industries Ft. Wayne, LLC up to $400,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $50,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The Allen County Council will consider additional property tax abatement at the request of the Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance.

"We are excited to welcome Android Industries to the Allen County community," said Nelson Peters, Allen County commissioner. "Allen County will continue to provide the skilled workforce and environment that will allow the company to grow here."

About Android Industries
Android operates as a state of the art sub-assembler and sequencer of complex modules for automotive OEMs, including tire and wheel, engine, suspension, axle and instrument panel modules. Additionally, Android provides coating and powder coating, logistic optimization centers and supply chain management. Android's corporate headquarters is located in Auburn Hills, Mich. To learn more about Android, visit www.android-ind.com.

About IEDC
Created by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation is governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Daniels. Dan Hasler serves as the chief executive officer of the IEDC.

The IEDC oversees programs enacted by the General Assembly including tax credits, workforce training grants and public infrastructure assistance. All tax credits are performance-based. Therefore, companies must first invest in Indiana through job creation or capital investment before incentives are paid. A company who does not meet its full projections only receives a percentage of the incentives proportional to its actual investment. For more information about IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.

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Media Contacts:
David Donnay (Android) - 248.732.0194 or dpdonnay@android-ind.com  
Katelyn Hancock (IEDC) - 317.234.2294 or kahancock@iedc.in.gov
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