Will retain 69 current positions
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (Dec. 5, 2016) — W.M. Kelley Company, Inc. will appear in front of the New Albany City Council tonight to request personal and real property tax abatements for a proposed $1.87 million expansion of their facility that will create 14 jobs. This is in addition to the 69 jobs that will be retained for a total annual payroll of more than $3.8 million.
W.M. Kelley Company, Inc., is a hometown company established in New Albany in 1971. The company specializes in material handling equipment, conveyor systems and custom metal manufacturing for customers nationwide and internationally. Should the New Albany Council approve the tax-abatement request, W.M. Kelley Company, Inc. plans to add 14,000 square feet to its current facility. In addition, the company plans to invest over $850,000 in new production and technology equipment.
W.M. Kelley Company, Inc. has also been offered a grant of up to $75,000 from IEDC Skills Enhancement Fund for training the company’s eligible, Indiana resident employees. This flexible training program will provide partial reimbursement for a wide variety of training costs. The training grant will be for a two-year period and will be limited to a maximum of 50 percent of the company’s eligible training costs.