NewPro Containers has started construction on a $1 million expansion of its headquarters at 16460 Southpark Dr. NewPro Containers is a distributor, wholesaler and manufacturer of plant containers and supplies.
The expansion will add 12,000 square feet to the existing 51,000-square-foot office and warehouse.
The City of Westfield granted NewPro two property tax abatements for a commitment of $5 million in investments in the area. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. awarded the company a $200,000 tax credit in exchange for local investments and a commitment to create jobs. NewPro has 23 full-time employees, and that number is expected to increase to 26 by 2023.
NewPro Containers was named a 2020 Indiana Best Place to Work and was named to the Inc. 5000 list. CEO Jeremy Dearringer said he hopes the growth will improve the lives of the staff and local community.
“Your space doesn’t define your culture, but it creates a fertile ground for a good culture to grow,” Dearringer stated.
Employees are granted work autonomy, flexible schedules and a dog- and kid-friendly workplace with a casual dress code.
“I want to be comfortable when I come to work, and I’m not comfortable unless the people around me are comfortable,” Dearringer stated. “This expansion gives us the space we need to grow and further invest in our team and the Westfield area.”
The expansion is expected to be completed in November.