enVista to expand Indiana headquarters

enVista, an enterprise and supply chain consulting services firm, announced plans today to expand its headquarters in Hamilton County, Ind., creating up to 96 new jobs by 2016.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
March 30, 2012 - MMH Editorial

enVista, an enterprise and supply chain consulting services firm, announced plans today to expand its headquarters in Hamilton County, Ind., creating up to 96 new jobs by 2016.

The company, which serves customers in the retail, automotive and health care industries, will invest $1.2 million to expand and renovate an additional 10,000 square feet of office space at the company’s current 11711 N. Meridian St. facility. As part of the project, enVista will also purchase and equip new information technology hardware and software.

“Two home-grown Hoosier businesses announcing headquarter expansions in Indiana in as many days tells me that businesses continue to take notice of Indiana’s strong business climate,” said Governor Mitch Daniels. “At the heart of the nation, our state’s prime location makes Indiana a leading hub for logistics companies like enVista.”

enVista, which currently employs 62 associates in Carmel, has already begun hiring information technology, engineering, accounting and human resources associates.

“When we started enVista 10 years ago, we had a vision of creating a national based consulting firm,” said Jim Barnes, president and chief executive officer of enVista. “After completing our due diligence on where to locate our U.S. headquarters, Carmel, Ind. was the logical choice in order to provide the best service to our customers. In addition to Indiana’s strategic location, we have found the local labor force to be incredibly skilled in the areas that are important for growing our business which are supply chain and technology consulting.”

Founded in 2002 by Barnes and John Stitz, the company was established to reduce cost and mitigate waste in the supply chain industry. enVista, a 2009 “Company to Watch” recipient, operates additional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York along with international offices in the Netherlands and India.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered enVista, LLC up to $1,000,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $80,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives.

“I look forward to enVista expanding its headquarters in the city of Carmel and the additional vitality it will bring the local business community,” said Carmel Mayor James Brainard. “The city continues to benefit from the investment that enVista makes in its Carmel location and the creation of jobs that follows.”

enVista’s announcement is the latest in a series of headquarters expansions in the Hoosier State. Yesterday, Employment Plus announced plans to expand its Bloomington headquarters, creating up
to 307 new jobs across the state by 2015. Also, collection agency DECA Financial Services recently announced it will grow its headquarters in Fishers and add up to 270 new jobs by 2015.



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