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Glass-manufacturing company picks Lanesville

Glass-manufacturing company picks Lanesville
Glass-manufacturing company picks Lanesville
Cameron Moag speaks with Jeff Shireman, project manager with Shireman Construction, and Harrison County Economic Development Corp. director of communications Tom Fields last Wednesday morning in Moag's glass-manufacturing company in Jeffersonville as an employee prepares a glass project. Moag is moving his company, J.C. Moag, to Lanesville. Photo by Ross Schulz

A new addition will soon make its way to the Lanesville interchange area, perfectly fitting the mold for what the county wants for the Lanesville Business Park.
Groundbreaking on J.C. Moag’s warehouse and high-tech manufacturing facility will begin next month and is scheduled to be completed by next summer.
The precision glass fabrication and tempering company currently operates in Jeffersonville and needs a new, more efficient and more visible facility and hopes to get just that in Lanesville.
The company will invest a projected $8 million to build and equip a 50,000-square-foot facility in the park where Moag has purchased seven acres from the Harrison County Economic Development Corp.
‘J.C. Moag Corp. is excited to have chosen the Lanesville Business Park as our future home,’ Cameron Moag, company president, said. ‘With easy access and visibility to Interstate 64, the Lanesville Business Park was the perfect solution for the growth and expansion of our glass tempering and fabrication services. Since we currently serve customers along the I-64 corridor in Southern Indiana, our position just off the highway in Lanesville will allow us to provide better service to our growing customer base. We eagerly await becoming part of Harrison County and partnering with the Economic Development Corp. to serve and grow with the Lanesville community.’
Moag said they will not have to fight the River Ridge crowd for employees at the Lanesville site.
J.C. Moag began in 1946 as a designer and distributor of merchandising hardware and glass and wood displays for department stores and retailers. Currently, the company also fabricates glass for furniture, retail store fixtures, office space and bath and shower enclosures. Additionally, it fabricates architectural glass and glass specific to the hospitality industry.
‘Basically, if you want glass for anything, they can make it,’ Jeff Shireman, Shireman Construction project manager, said.
The company has been in Jeffersonville since 1987.
‘We just don’t fit in this building anymore,’ Moag said. ‘We need larger capacity, taller ceilings, just set up better for modern manufacturing.’
The 50,000-square-foot facility will be built right under the water tower near Areva Pharmaceuticals. A ground-breaking ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, June 14.
The building will be prepared for an expansion that would double the size.
As of now, the company has 30 employees on a single shift and is projected to grow to 50 employees.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered J.C. Moag up to $165,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $24,000 in training grants based on the company’s job-creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning that, until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives.
The Harrison County Economic Development Corp. committed to J.C. Moag additional job training incentives of $3,000 per new job created in the first three years of operation, up to a total of $150,000.
‘The Lanesville interchange area has always held great promise for business growth in our county, and now the interest shown by J.C. Moag to locate here is a testament to that,’ Harrison County Commissioner Kenny Saulman said. ‘The commitment made by the Harrison County Economic Development Corp. to purchase the property, and the support of the county to establish the infrastructure there is now making the Lanesville Business Park a reality.’
Harrison County Councilman Gary Davis said the warehouse and eventual high-tech manufacturing facility will result in new jobs offering very competitive wages and long-term stability.
Tom Fields, director of communications and business expansion for the HCEDC, said Moag has agreed to be a part of the work-ready communities initiative with possible internships with South Harrison Community School Corp.
For more information about the company, visit www.jcmoag.com.

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