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<br />Office of the Mayor <br /> <br />NEWS RELEASE <br />February 14, 2011 <br />Noon <br /> <br />3 business expansions to create as many as 52 new jobs <br /> <br />Contact: <br />Mikki Dobski, Director of Communications & Special Projects, 235-5855 or 876-1564 <br /> <br />or Don Inks, Director of Economic Development, 235-9371 <br /> <br />Three South Bend businesses are expanding, creating as many as 52 new jobs and <br />infusing nearly $31.4 million of new investment into the city’s economy, according to <br />resolutions under consideration Monday by the South Bend Common Council. <br /> <br />The Common Council will consider granting tax phase-ins to three companies that are <br />adding new equipment and/or constructing new facilities in South Bend’s Airport <br />Economic Development Area on the city’s west side. All three phase-ins received <br />unanimous approval Feb. 8 from the South Bend Redevelopment Commission. <br /> <br />“These new investments highlight that most job growth comes from the expansion of <br />existing businesses in our community,” said Mayor Stephen J. Luecke. “The City of <br />South Bend is an active and responsive partner with local businesses through our <br />Business Growth Initiative, co-sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. We work hard <br />to resolve issues that could hamper growth so the private sector can do what it does best: <br />create jobs and expand our local economy.” <br /> <br />Three companies are choosing to expand operations in South Bend: <br /> <br />? <br />ABC Supply Co. Inc., a distributor of exterior housing products, is planning to move <br /> <br />into the Oliver Industrial Park, where Oliver Plow Partners is purchasing 4.4 acres <br />from the South Bend Redevelopment Commission and building a $1.75-million, <br />40,800-square-foot facility along Chapin Street. ABC Supply, now located at 2115 <br />W. Western Ave., would be the tenant in the warehouse distribution facility. The <br />relocation will create two new full-time positions and retain 10 existing permanent, <br />full-time positions and one part-time position. <br />