By Abby Walton
A countertop manufacturer and cabinet distributer will expand its business in Zionsville. Sims-Lohman, Inc. has announced plans to grow its business in Zionsville.
“Our company is enjoying sizable sales growth in central Indiana,” stated John Beiersdorfer, president of Sims-Lohman. “We are excited to have this opportunity to grow with our professional customers, who are experiencing increasing demand compared to recent years. This growth gives us expanded opportunities to take full advantage of the skilled workforce available in Indiana,” he stated.
Founded in 1971 in Cincinnati Ohio, Sims-Lohman, Inc. operates additional facilities in Ohio and also in Lafayette, Ind. The company said it plans to invest $2 million to purchase and equip a 57,000 square-foot facility at 7113 Mayflower Park Dr. The new facility, which will be fully operational soon, will include a showroom for the company’s product lines as well as stone fabrication production space.
Sims-Lohman, Inc. currently has 22 full-time employees in Zionsville and wants to create 32 new jobs by 2015. The company is starting to hire additional fabricators, installers and sales associates. People who might be interested in these jobs can pick up an application at the Zionsville facility, email a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or complete an application at Lebanon’s Work One office.
“This is a wonderful announcement,” stated Jeff Papa, Zionsville Town Council President. “Having a great company like Sims-Lohman add new jobs and grow its facility here is outstanding,” he said.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Sims-Lohman, Inc. up to $150,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until people are hired the company is not eligible to receive the incentives. The town of Zionsville supports this project at the request of the Boone County Economic Development Corporation.