Thursday Pools expansion completed in Fortville

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From left, Hani Sharaya, environmental engineer, IDEM; LeAnne Whitesell, senior environmental manager, IDEM; Anne Davis, office manager, Thursday Pools; Bruno Pigott, commissioner, IDEM; Susie Monday, logistics manager, Thursday Pools; Pilar Losada, director of sales and marketing, Thursday Pools; Ed Vondell, COO, Thursday Pools; Bill Khamis, CFO, Thursday Pools; Annie Brock, director of business development, Thursday Pools; Adam Brown, Fortville town councilor; Adam Zaklikowski, Fortville planning administrator; and Joe Renner, Fortville town manager. (Submitted photo)

Fiberglass pool manufacturer Thursday Pools LLC has completed the expansion of its Fortville facility at 840 Commerce Pkwy. – a project completed solely by the company’s workforce.

The business held a ribbon cutting earlier this month to celebrate the 35,000-square foot expansion, taking the facility from 25,000 square feet to 60,000. The expansion also has allowed the company to double its base of hourly employees.

“We’re proud to be a part of the Fortville and Hancock County communities,” Thursday Pools CFO Bill Khamis said. “As our business continues to grow, we look forward to contributing more to the growth of the local economy and creating more local jobs.”

Attendees  of the Feb. 1 ribbon cutting included Fortville Town Manager Joe Renner, Planning Administrator Adam Zaklikowski, town councilor Tim Hexamer, Fortville Police Commission President Patrick Calhoun, Fortville Redevelopment Commission member Adam Brown, LeAnne Whitesell, senior environmental manager for the Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management, IDEM employees Jim Dodson and Hani Sharaya and IDEM Commissioner Bruno Pigott.

Thursday Pools also was recognized during the event by Pigott for its acceptance into the elite Indiana Environmental Stewardship Program, which is awarded to Indiana businesses that go above and beyond environmental regulations and demonstrate a commitment to continuous environmental improvement.

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