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Seymour Tubing announces expansion and new jobs

Seymour Tubing, Inc., a manufacturer of automotive carbon and stainless steel tubing components, announced plans Wednesday to expand its operations in Jackson County, creating up to 22 new jobs by 2015.

The company, which is a subsidiary of Japan-based Nippon Steel & Sumikin Pipe Co., Ltd, will invest $2.44 million to equip its 432,000 square-foot facility at 1515 E. 4th Street in Seymour, bringing in new high-speed cutting equipment and additional processing equipment, which will be installed by December. With its growth, the company plans to expand its automotive customer base and increase business with current customers.  

“Companies like Seymour Tubing thrive with a team of Hoosiers-a team that is knowledgeable, trained and experienced. Combine that with Indiana's affordability, low taxes and great location, and it is clear why Seymour Tubing continues to choose Indiana out of a world of options for its business,” said Victor Smith, Indiana Secretary of Commerce.

Seymour Tubing, which currently employs more than 400 full-time Indiana associates, announced plans in 2012 to create 18 new jobs at its Seymour operations by 2014. Company officials say they have more than doubled that goal and have already begun hiring for production positions.

“Seymour Tubing chose to continue the growth of the Seymour operation because of the high quality of employees that the community provides,” said Yuji Oda, executive vice president and secretary of Seymour Tubing. “The company greatly appreciates the support we receive from the state of Indiana and the city of Seymour. This support is an excellent example of how the state of Indiana and the local governments work in partnership with manufacturing organizations to provide continued growth and opportunities for both the companies and the people of Indiana.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Seymour Tubing, Inc. up to $100,000 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. The city of Seymour approved additional incentives at the request of the Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation.

“The decision by Seymour Tubing to expand and add to their workforce is great news for our community,” said Seymour Mayor Craig Luedeman. “They continue to be one of our great partners in helping Seymour grow and prosper.”

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:03:43 AM

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