General Cable investing $18 million in 30,000 sq. ft. Marion plant expansion

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General Cable Corporation, one of the largest wire and cable manufacturing companies in the world, has announced plans to expand its operations in Grant County, investing more than $18 million and creating up to 30 new jobs.

The Highland Heights, KY-based company, which also operates Indiana facilities in Indianapolis and Lebanon, will expand and equip its current 745,000-sq. ft. at 440 E. 8th St. in Marion. Construction, which is expected to begin this spring, will add an additional 30,000 sq. ft. and is expected to be complete in October.

“Here in Indiana, we have created one of the best business climates in the country, and infrastructure will be essential to our continued economic momentum,” Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger said in a news release. “Preserving and enhancing the state’s roads and bridges will allow global companies like General Cable to ship Hoosier-built products to customers around the world for years to come.”

General Cable currently employs 330 full-time associates in Indiana, including nearly 200 at its Marion facility.

“General Cable has been a part of the Grant County community for nearly 20 years and we are pleased that our Marion team is expanding and adding new manufacturing capabilities,” said Paul Furtado, vice president and ICS manufacturing team leader for General Cable. “This will result in a positive growth impact for both our company and the Grant County community where our employees live and work.”

Founded more than 170 years ago, General Cable is a designer, manufacturer and provider of aluminum, copper and fiber optic wire and cable products and system solutions.

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