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Sheet metal manufacturer to grow

Topeka, IN. (April 08, 2013) – S&H Metal Products, Inc. and the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation, in conjunction with the Town of Topeka, are excited to announce the expansion of S&H Metal Products at their manufacturing facilities in Topeka, IN.

S&H Metal Products Inc. manufactures a variety of sheet metal products for a broad range of industries, from the recreational vehicle industry to decorative home products. Founded in 1972 in Topeka, S&H Metal products has grown from 2 employees to 25 currently.

The project will include the purchase of approximately $800,700 in new manufacturing equipment that was necessitated by the growth in their current markets, as well as to provide new opportunities for continued growth and diversification. The project is expected to support the creation of at least 3 new jobs paying at least $22.93/hour in addition to the retention of their 25 current employees. The Town of Topeka council, at the request of the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation, approved the use of personal property tax phase-in on the investment into the new equipment for up to 10 years.

“The new equipment will give us the needed production capacity to fill demand for our products,” said Fritz Helmuth, President of S&H Metal Products, Inc. “This demand is being driven by the both the resurgence of the recreational vehicle industry as well as by our competitive pricing, and we are glad to make this investment in our hometown. We have enjoyed a great relationship with Topeka and LaGrange County over the years, and we are happy to continue to build upon it.”

“S&H Metal Products, Inc. has been a great partner in the Town of Topeka and we're excited that they have continued to expand their operations within LaGrange County” said Keith Gillenwater, President & CEO of the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation. “S&H Metal Products, Inc. is a great member of our local business community, and a valued supplier to our large recreational vehicle industry, and is another real success story for an industries resurgence after the recession.”

About the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation

The LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation, established in 2009, is a 501(c) 3 corporation designed to assist with business development needs. The LCEDC partners with local, regional, state, and federal agencies to attract, retain, and develop new businesses and entrepreneurs in LaGrange County and its communities. For more information about the LaGrange County EDC, please visit www.lagrangecountyedc.com or call us at 260.499.4994.

About S&H Metal Products, Inc.

S&H has been fully committed to providing our customers with quality sheet metal products and services that meet and exceed their expectations. Our manufacturing capabilities and experienced workforce have allowed us to specialize in supplying high quality customized sheet metal parts, components, and finished goods that span a broad range of industries. Whether you need a specialized prototype or full scale production, the experienced staff at S&H can handle your fabrication project from start to finish. To find out more, visit us at our website at www.shmetalproducts.com.

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