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Sandin Manufacturing planning 28,000-square-foot expansion

Posted on April 10, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 8.39.56 PMThe Times of Northwest Indiana is reporting that Sandin Manufacturing, a wire rope and cable business based in Michigan City, Indiana, will get about a third bigger after an upcoming expansion.

The article describes the expansion as follows:

“Sandin Manufacturing in Michigan City plans to grow in order to serve European markets. The family-owned company already distributes its products nationally, and recently got certification to export stainless steel wire rope, galvanized steel strand and other products to Europe.  sandin

The company will add 28,000 square feet of additional space to its 50,000-square-foot facility on Ind. 212 on the northeast side of Michigan City. The company plans to add eight more entry-level and mid-level workers.

Hiring will begin this winter.

“I am proud that the city of Michigan City administration and the Economic Development Corp. Michigan City, Indiana were able to work together with Sandin Manufacturing to find an agreement that is mutually beneficial to both parties,” said Mayor Ron Meer. “It is exciting to see a hometown company, which began here over 50 years ago, grow into one of the leading global manufacturers of wire rope and cable products. The city of Michigan City looks forward to the bright partnership we have with Sandin Manufacturing as they continue growing and investing in our community.”

The Sandin family first got into the wire rope and cable business in 1957, but sold their original business – Sanlo Manufacturing – to a New York City-based investment firm. The new owners considered closing down the Michigan City plant and outsourcing the work to Mexico, inspiring the Sandins to re-enter the wire and cable business.

The Sandin family started construction on their current factory in 2009, in the hope of putting as many people back to work as possible. The company is expanding in Michigan City after four years of steady growth.

“Sandin Manufacturing looked around and came to the clear decision that Michigan City was the best place to do business,” said Clarence Hulse, executive director of Economic Development Corp. Michigan City, Indiana.

Construction is expected to be completed this fall.”