Linton, Ind. (Sept. 25, 2017) – ProMark Building Solutions, a commercial and residential steel roofing manufacturer, celebrated the beginning of operations and the creation of 17 new jobs by 2020 with a ribbon cutting ceremony today at its new facilities located at 575 N. 1000 W. in Linton.
The company’s new headquarters in Greene County mark a $1.56 million investment in three new buildings totaling 35,280 square feet situated on 10 acres. ProMark will manufacture steel roofing, which includes the rolling sheet metal for roofing and siding. The business will also serve as a distribution center for Richland Laminated Columns, which will distribute products to southern Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri for the Ohio-based company. The new location also includes a retail center, which will give customers the opportunity to purchase lumber, roofing supplies and pole barn packages.
Greg Elliott of Linton, and Mark Graber of Montgomery partnered with Elmer Sensenig, owner of Richland Laminated Columns in Greenwich, Ohio, to create ProMark Building Solutions.
“Since selecting our site location, we have been warmly welcomed by Linton,” said Elliott. “This was a big undertaking, but with the strong collaboration between the city, county and the state partners, we are ready to start serving our customers. Most importantly, we are excited to be able to do business here and provide new jobs to our community.”
Joining ProMark for the ribbon cutting were Susan Vaughn, Director Southwest Regional Office for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation; Mayor John Wilkes from the City of Linton; Brianne Jerrels, Executive Director of the Greene County Economic Development Corporation; Cheryl Hamilton, Executive Director of the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce; Connie Neininger, Economic Development Director, Indiana State Department of Agriculture; and Jeff Quyle, President and CEO of Radius Indiana.
The IEDC provided $85,000 in conditional Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) tax credits, which incentivize businesses to support job creation, capital investment and to improve the standard of living for Indiana Residents. The state also awarded ProMark a $15,000 grant from the Industrial Development Grant Fund. Greene County supports the project.
“We want to thank the state for providing incentives to help ProMark become a reality in Greene County,” said Jerrels. “This project is a true testament to how the community and state can work together to grow the local economy and support new jobs.”
The Regional Impact Fund, administered by Radius Indiana, also awarded funds to the City of Linton to help complete the necessary infrastructure improvements for ProMark operations at the new site.
“We welcome ProMark to the county and look forward to seeing their success,” said Quyle. “Radius and the Regional Impact Fund are committed to supporting the entrepreneurs and small businesses that are the backbone of our regional economy. We will continue to champion startups that add to the vitality and strength of the region.”
ProMark is one of nearly 9,000 small businesses in the Radius Indiana eight-county region and one of nearly 500,000 small businesses across Indiana, which employ 1.2 million Hoosiers across the state, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Small businesses employ 45 percent of the state’s private-sector workforce.
About RADIUS INDIANA
Radius Indiana is a regional economic development partnership representing eight counties in Southern Indiana: Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Orange, and Washington. Formed in 2009, Radius Indiana also serves as a point of contact in Indiana for Naval Support Activity Crane and leads regional collaboration by leveraging the diverse assets of the region to drive attraction, retention and expansion of business, thereby increasing employment and investment opportunities and quality of life within the region. For more information about Radius, visit www.radiusindiana.com.