40 new jobs to help support Toyota
(July 2007) Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman joined
executives from Toyota supplier Arvin Sango Inc. in Madison, Ind., on
June 29 to announce the companys plans to expand its operations,
creating 40 new jobs.
by Don Ward
Sango Inc. president Yasushi
Kuniminato (left) and Toyotas
Sig Huber (right) present Girls Inc.
director Susan Stahl with a check
for $20,000 for an expansion.
The company plans to invest more than $42 million to modernize
its Indiana operations, adding a 170,000 square-foot manufacturing facility
and new production equipment.
Southern Indiana continues to be a leader in advanced manufacturing,
said Skillman. More and more companies are recognizing that
Indiana is a great place to do business, and were glad Arvin Sango
selected Indiana for this expansion.
Founded in 1986 as a joint venture between Japan-based Sango Inc. and
Michigan-based ArvinMeritor (now EMCON Technologies), Arvin Sango Inc.
currently employs 693 at its Madison facility.
For more than 20 years, Arvin Sango has enjoyed the privilege
of supplying Toyota, and its been an honor to have our partnership
with Sango, said Buddy Wacaser, president and chief executive
officer of EMCON Technologies. We are very happy to be part of
the planned growth and look forward to the next 20 years.
The expansion marks the second phase of a three-year expansion at the
site. The company will begin hiring new production associates later
this year with plans of hiring 39 new associates by 2009.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered the company up
to $1.5 million in performance-based tax credits based on the companys
announced job creation and capital investment plans. The City
of Madison offered the company property tax abatement worth more than
Arvin Sango, Inc is an excellent corporate citizen, said
Mayor Al Huntington. Their continued growth in Madison represents
a new wave of industrial growth for our community.
by Don Ward
Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman
helps celebrate Arvin Sango Inc.
expansion announcement June 29
in Madison. She was among a large
contingent of dignitaries who took
part in the announcement and later
toured the site aboard the
As part of the announcement, Arvin Sango Inc. and Toyota
announced plans to donate $20,000 to Girls Inc. of Jefferson County.
The gift is part of Toyotas Community Connection program, a philanthropy
program aimed at supporting non-profit organizations in the communities
where the automotive manufacturer and its suppliers do business.
About Arvin Sango Inc. is a product of the joint effort of two companies
Arvin Industries Inc. (now EMCON Technologies.) and Sango Co.
Ltd. Arvin Sango supplies stampings, exhaust systems, manifolds,
converter systems, instrument panels and door impact beams to Toyota. Arvin
Sango was established 20 years ago as a 50-50 joint venture with Arvin
Industries Inc. and Sango Co. Ltd. of Japan. Arvin Sango employs
900 members and operates three manufacturing plants in the United States.
The newly created EMCON Technologies is a leader in the global emission
technology industry. The company serves worldwide light and commercial
vehicle manufacturers. The $3 billion business has operations in 19
countries, 7,500 employees and several long-term joint venture relationships.
EMCON is privately owned by One Equity Partners, an equity investment
firm based in New York.
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