Montgomery County Economic Development officials announce that Winston Smith plans to locate a logistics facility in Montgomery County.
The company has acquired property on the southeast quadrant of the Smartsburg interchange on Interstate 74 and estimates hiring some 20 employees by 2014, according to a MCED press release issued Wednesday morning.
“This is the second company we’ve announced in the Nucor Road Development Area this year,” said Montgomery County Commissioner Terry Hockersmith. “We are starting to see the sewer infrastructure investment and development strategies pay off for the community.”
The company is located inside the 13,000 acre Tax Increment Finance District established by county officials to help finance infrastructure improvements and attract new industries to the area. Hockersmith noted that in the first quarter of this year the county welcomed Herr-Voss Stamco to the community and now Winston Smith has announced plans to bring more jobs to the area.
MCED President Rusty Carter reported the organization has assisted several companies with plans to locate to the community helping to create some 50 new jobs in the first quarter of 2012.
Phil Bane, Montgomery County Commissioner and president of the Montgomery County Sewer District Board said, “The county is helping with road improvements at the interchange. Safety and efficiency are critical components of project success for the new company and the community. MCED is working with the County Highway Department to apply for INDOT Economic Development funding for the road construction.”