Janus International Corp., a manufacturer of self-storage roll-up doors and building components, plans to open its first Midwest manufacturing facility in Butler, Ind. The company began designing the facility about a year, which will include converting an existing building.
The new plant will encompass a 43,000-square-foot building and bring about 50 new jobs to the area. Slated to open in late summer, it will be Janus’ fourth U.S. manufacturing facility. Self-storage and commercial door models will be manufactured and shipped from the new location.
Janus will invest $650,000 to lease, equip and renovate the Butler facility. As part of the project, the company will receive a $475,000 Economic Development for a Growing Economy tax credit from the Indiana Economic Development Corp.
The Northeast Indiana location was selected for its proximity to local steel mills and its labor-stable environment. It will also offer more attractive freight terms for Midwest and Northeast area customers, according to a company press release.
“We are excited to have a physical presence in the Midwest,” said President and CEO David Curtis. “The closer proximity to a large body of commercial and self-storage clients will offer them greater access and definite savings due to reduced freight costs.”
Janus is a manufacturer of rolling doors and building components for the self storage, commercial and industrial markets. Headquartered in Temple, Ga., Janus has eight locations globally, including a joint venture in Mexico.