By Chris Bavender
Schafer Powder Coating, headquarted in Carmel, recently announced plans to move to Whitestown. Schafer will move to a new 100,00-square-feet facility, which will be twice the size of its current location.
Schafer provides contract powder-coating services, a dry painting method in which finely ground particles of pigment and resin are applied and fused typically to metal materials. It also provides services such as painting lighting fixtures, sports equipment, lawn furniture and computer cabinets.
The company is increasing its capabilities and initially had sought to expand its Carmel location to that end. But the addition didn’t meet minimum parking requirements.
Whitestown has promised Schafer, which plans to invest $5.5 million in the new facility, a six-year tax abatement worth more than $210,000. Sixty-four employees will work at the new location.
“We are pleased that Schafer Powder Coating has joined the growing list of companies choosing to locate in Whitestown,” Whitestown Town Council President Clinton Bohm said. “Their powder coating company will bring diversity to the growing number of manufacturers in our community.”
Schafer wants to begin the move this month.