Tech, Logistics Firms Adding 150+ Jobs Across Central Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 29, 2015) – Four companies announced plans today to expand their Central Indiana operations, creating more than 150 jobs in Hamilton, Marion and Tippecanoe counties.

“Today, more Hoosiers are working than at any time in the state’s history,” said Jim Schellinger, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “By cutting taxes, reducing regulations and investing in the continued development of our quality workforce, Indiana companies are growing with confidence and creating even more jobs for hardworking Hoosiers across the state.”

ACE Technologies, LLC, an engineering firm and systems integrator headquartered in Indianapolis, will invest $488,220 to upgrade its existing facility at 7301 E. 90th St., purchasing new technology and software equipment, hardware and computer boards. The company designs, implements and maintains control systems for customers and specializes in automation engineering, computer system validation and commissioning and qualification. Its clients, which are primarily located in the Midwest and eastern United States, include companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech, food and water and wastewater industries. This expansion will allow the company to extend its customer base to the West Coast. ACE currently employs 29 Indiana residents and plans to hire 25 new employees by 2019. Interested applicants can learn more at www.acetechllc.com/careers.

Central Marketing Transport Services (CMTS), an asset-based third party provider of transportation and logistics, will invest $638,000 to expand its headquarters in Indianapolis, leasing and equipping a majority of the second floor at 101 W. Ohio St. Founded in 2013, CMTS was formed to meet growing demand to expand service to existing customers of Central Marketing Transport, an asset-based transportation company located in Edinburgh, Indiana, that services all lower 48 states and is a leader in the industry of transporting fresh produce and food. CMTS offers a variety of transportation solutions through bulk transportation, logistics and 3pl, transloading, warehousing and end-to-end transportation management. The company will create up to 37 new jobs by 2019 and will begin hiring for sales, operations and back office positions immediately. Interested applicants can email resumes to careers@shipcmts.com.

DelMar Software Development, a developer of custom web and mobile software, will invest $1.7 million to double its space for employees to 1,800 square feet. This will be part of a 60,000-square-foot expansion at the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country. The company was co-founded in 2004 by Kyle Lutes, a former Purdue University professor, and Mikel Berger, a Purdue alumnus. DelMar, which has received support services from Purdue Research Park since 2009 as well as entrepreneurial support through the Purdue Foundry, builds software that organizes large data sets into problem-focused systems for clients across the country. The company’s current growth comes as traditional businesses are increasingly turning to software-enabled solutions for big data problems. DelMar anticipates operating in its new facility by January 2017, with plans to create up to 50 new jobs by 2019. With hiring currently underway, interested applicants may learn more online at www.DelMarSD.com.

PolicyStat, a software development firm specializing in policy and procedure management solutions, will invest $712,000 to lease and equip its new 8,000-square-foot offices in Carmel. Primarily serving the health care industry including hospitals, health systems, clinics and labs nationwide, the company’s 60 percent revenue growth annually since 2010 allowed it to triple its office space in April earlier this year. Currently employing a team of nearly 50 Hoosiers, PolicyStat was recognized by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce earlier this year as one of the best places to work in the state. As part of its growth, the company plans to create up to 49 new high-wage jobs by 2024. PolicyStat is currently hiring for business development, client service and human resources positions. Interested applicants may apply online at the company’s careers page.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered ACE Technologies, LLC up to $200,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $60,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. Central Marketing Transport Services was offered up to $315,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. DelMar Sofware Development, LLC was offered up to $97,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $30,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. PolicyStat, LLC was offered up to $740,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $35,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is ineligible to claim incentives.

The city of Indianapolis supports the projects of ACE Technologies and CMTS at the request of Develop Indy, a business unit of the Indy Chamber. Tippecanoe County approved additional incentives for DelMar Software Development at the request of Greater Lafayette Commerce. The city of Carmel supports PolicyStat’s project.

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