Auto parts makers to invest $14.7 million to expand Allen County operations

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Android Industries and its sister company, Avancez, which both manufacture and assemble specialty equipment and complex modules for the automotive industry, have announced plans to expand their operations in Allen County.

The companies, which established a facility for Android Industries in Indiana in 2012, will invest $14.7 million to expand operations in Fort Wayne to support General Motors’ growing local operations, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. (IEDC) said in an announcement.

Avancez will also establish 300,000-sq. ft. facility  at 12808 Stonebridge Rd. Android Industries will expand its existing 59,000-sq. ft. operation at 13008 Fogwell Pkwy. Rd., leasing additional space to occupy the entire 112,000 sq. ft. building.

The Michigan-based companies plan to begin renovations in October and begin operating in their new spaces by July 2018.

“Congratulations to Android Industries,” said Richard Beck, president of the Allen County Redevelopment Commission. “This is exactly the outcome the Allen County Redevelopment Commission hoped for when it started the Land Banking initiative in 2008. Government should not attempt to create jobs; however, it should foster the environment that attracts jobs.”

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