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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Office of the Mayor <br /> <br />NEWS RELEASE <br />January 14, 2011 <br />3:30 PM <br /> <br />Growing South Bend firm to move near Ignition Park <br /> <br />Contact: <br />Mikki Dobski, Director of Communications & Special Projects, 235-5855 or 876-1564 <br /> <br />or David Relos, Economic Development Planner, 235-9371 <br /> <br />A South Bend company is relocating from East Sample Street to the western edge of <br />Ignition Park to help accommodate the growth of Ivy Tech Community College and to <br />help foster its own opportunities for growth after the acquisition of an Elkhart company. <br /> <br />A $165,000 offer by Enyart Electric Motor Repair Inc., 122 E. Sample St., to purchase a <br />6,432-square-foot facility at 1313 Prairie Ave., was unanimously accepted today (January <br />14, 2011) by the South Bend Redevelopment Commission, which also is supporting the <br />project with relocation assistance. Enyart was initially approached regarding relocation <br />on behalf of the Redevelopment Commission, which is supporting Ivy Tech’s efforts to <br />expand its campus along the south side of Sample Street in response to growing <br />enrollment. <br /> <br />Enyart Electric, in business since 1965, recently acquired another electric motor-repair <br />business in Elkhart. “They have outgrown their current location and would like to <br />purchase and relocate to 1313 Prairie to facilitate the consolidation and growth of the two <br />businesses,” said David Relos, an economic development planner with the City of South <br />Bend’s Department of Community and Economic Development. “This move and <br />investment will allow a long-time business in South Bend to expand, relocate and stay in <br />South Bend.” <br /> <br />Enyart Electric now employs eight people but is adding four employees with the <br />acquisition of the Elkhart business, according to co-owner Rich Siri. Enyart Electric <br />offers electric motor repair, rebuilding, rewinding, motor shop and support services to the <br />greater South Bend area. This business function is compatible with the appropriate usages <br />identified for the vicinity of Ignition Park, based on a recently adopted planned unit <br />development for Ignition Park, according to Relos. <br /> <br />