Furniture maker Kimball planning S. Ind. expansion


JASPER, Ind. (AP) — Hotel furniture maker Kimball Hospitality is planning an expansion of its southern Indiana operations.

The Jasper-based company says it will spend nearly $950,000 on new equipment for its factory in that city. Kimball says that will increase the factory's production of the furniture it builds for hotel chains, luxury properties and resorts.

The subsidiary of Kimball International expects to add up to 20 jobs at the Jasper factory in the coming year. The company says it now has about 120 workers there and is now hiring for production and engineering support positions.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says it offered Kimball nearly $250,000 in tax credits and training grants based on the company's job creation plans.

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