Family-owned Flanders Electric Motor Service Expands in Vanderburgh County

VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. (July 24, 2015) - The Vanderburgh County Council and economic development partners at the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville are pleased to announce that Flanders Electric Motor Service Inc. a family-owned company specializing in motor manufacturing and repair, will expand its production operations in greater Evansville.

Currently employing 436 workers, Flanders Electric Motor Service Inc. will add 30 new jobs in the next 2 years with an average wage rate of approximately $28.00/hour plus benefits. Of these new jobs 58% require a high school diploma, 25% require a 2-year degree and 17% require a 4-year degree.

Located on Baumgart Road, Flanders Electric Motor Service Inc. will expand production by installing new testing equipment, upgrading and improving manufacturing cells and equipment, as well as upgrading utilities/power and improving the facility.

The company plans to invest approximately $950,000 to upgrade their infrastructure and approximately $2,840,000 in new manufacturing, logistic and IT upgrades within the next 2 years. The Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville has recommended an incentive package that includes a 10 year tax phase-in on the real estate improvements and personal property purchased within the first 2 years. The Vanderburgh County Council will confirm/deny the resolution for Flanders tax phase-in request at its regular meeting on July 27, 2015.

The positive economic impact generated from this project for Vanderburgh County totals in excess of$111,239,857/year or $1.1 billion over the next 10 years.

About Flanders Electric Motor Service Inc.

Flanders is a family-owned electric motor repairer and manufacturer. Founded in 1947 the company has continued to grow and expand into a global operation still headquartered in Evansville IN, with 11 regional service centers across the world. From the beginning Flanders has remained in the forefront of innovative design, manufacturing, and service of the motors, controls, drives, and automation systems.

About the Growth Alliance

The Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville provides comprehensive support to new and existing businesses to enhance the economic vitality of the City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The Growth Alliance's business retention and expansion program focuses on incentives and services for Evansville/Vanderburgh County established businesses with a goal of encouraging continual growth, cost effective business practices and improved productivity.