A subsidiary of Japan-based Toyota Industries Corp. has unveiled plans to build a new manufacturing center in Westfield. Indianapolis-based Bastian Solutions LLC will invest more than $8 million to construct the 90,000-square-foot facility, creating up to 87 high-wage jobs by 2020. The global systems integrator and consulting firm, which was recently acquired by Toyota Advanced Logistics, provides material handling and robotic automation for large-scale distribution, according to the Indiana Economic Development Corp.
The IEDC says the facility will include 10,000 square feet of office space and will house the company's growing advanced manufacturing operations. Construction is expected to begin in November with operations anticipated to begin early next year.
In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Westfield Mayor Andy Cook calls the investment the "next generation" of the city's economic development plan.
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