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Knox County truss manufacturer makes plans to expand and add jobs

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SANDBORN, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — A Knox County building supplies manufacturer says it plans to invest more than $3.5 million to expand operations and add more than two dozen jobs.

Blue Jay Supplies, which is in the town of Sandborn, manufactures trusses and wood wall panels. The products are used in a variety of construction projects, such as apartment buildings and student housing.

“This expanded facility allows us to keep pace with market demand,” said Larry Wagler, owner of Blue Jay Supplies. “To be successful, we must continue to invest, so we’re happy to take this important step in Sandborn and Knox County.”

The company currently employs 104 workers. As it expands production, Blue Jay says it will hire 28 new employees by 2023.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered the company up to $165,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s planned capital investment in Indiana.

The IEDC says the Knox County Council is also considering additional incentives.

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