Inside INdiana Business

Engineering firm opens first Midwest office

(photo courtesy of Mesa Associates Inc.)

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – An Alabama-based engineering consulting firm is launching a regional office in Merrillville. Mesa Associates Inc. says it has invested $1.2 million in renovations at the 6,000-square-foot office at the Purdue Technology Center in the AmeriPlex at the Crossroads park.

The company says it plans to create up to 21 new, high-wage jobs.

Mesa says its Merrillville location will employ administrative assistants and designers, as well as engineers and project managers to execute engineering, procurement, and construction management services. The woman and minority-owned firm works with power, industrial, commercial and municipal entities.

“Our expansion is to keep pace with growing demand from clients across the Midwest and part of the company’s 30-year vision to expand market presence while continuing to provide the highest quality at the best value,” said Reggie Headrick, senior vice president of Mesa Associates. “As we’ve grown and built our client base throughout the Midwest, we knew Merrillville would be the ideal spot to focus on our future and overall prosperity.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Mesa $975,000 in tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans.