WHITESTOWN, Ind. – Facility Concepts Inc., one of the country’s largest makers of commercial furniture, will invest nearly $10 million to relocate to a new manufacturing plant and headquarters.

The new $9.7 million, 251,080-square-foot facility will consolidate three of Facility Concepts’ existing facilities – two in Indianapolis and one in nearby Peru, Indiana.

The jobs of the company’s 117 full-time will be retained, unless some of the employees choose not to make the move. The new plant is located around 10 miles from the current facility.

The Whitestown City Council approved a 10-year real-property tax abatement for the project, which is expected to save property developers Duke Realty and Browning Investments over $1 million.

Duke Reality and Browning Investments told the town it didn't plan to construct the building without the abatement, and Facility Concepts would have chosen to remain in Indianapolis without the new facility, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal.

Employee wages will range from $31.03/hour for salaried workers to $13.75/hour for semi-skilled workers.

Construction is to begin in June and finish in November. The building will feature a manufacturing plant, office space, showroom and a research and development department.

Facility Concepts, one of the country’s largest producers of seating and décor furniture, produces chairs, booths, tables, cabinetry, and outdoor furniture for the education, entertainment, food service, hospitality, and retail industries. Its clients include McDonald’s, Burger King, and Indiana University.

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