High-Tech Innovation Center to Open in Jeffersonville, Create High-Wage Jobs

AAFAmerican Air Filter, a manufacturer of clean air products and systems, will officially open its new Indiana facility next Monday, Sept. 12, at 2:00 p.m. in Jeffersonville.

American Air Filter Co. Inc., dba AAF International and its subsidiary, Flanders Corp., recently invested $5.4 million to establish a new 33,000-square-foot AAF Flanders Clean Air Innovation and Research Center (Clean Air Center) at 200 Patrol Road in Jeffersonville. The first floor of the center features 25,000 square feet of lab, testing and storage space, including a media materials development lab and a fully-functional machine shop. The new facility, which can accommodate up to 40 employees, will also include audiovisual technology, modern offices, collaborative workstations and conference space.

As part of its growth, Louisville, Kentucky-based company plans to create up to 25 new jobs in Indiana by 2018. New positions, which will primarily be in R&D, are expected to pay more than 2.5 times higher than the county's average wage. Interested applicants may apply online at www.aafintl.com.

American Air Filters offers a variety of clean air products and systems from simple roughing filters to air pollution controls and gas containment removal. The company operates in 22 countries with more than 5,000 employees worldwide.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered American Air Filter Company Inc. up to $375,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Jeffersonville offered additional incentives at the request of One Southern Indiana.

Location: 200 Patrol Road, Suite 100, Jeffersonville

Source - IEDC