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Storage tank, trailer maker plans 300 jobs in Fort Wayne

Statement as issued Monday by the Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (January 28, 2013) – Accelerated Tanks and Trailers, a division of C&J Services and Supplies, announced today its plans to open a Fort Wayne operation. The company will occupy a 99,575 square foot space located at 5201 Investment Drive. Property owner F&H Associates will make improvements to the building which should be finished in 2015. Accelerated Tanks and Trailers plans to fill 300 positions by 2016.

“The City of Fort Wayne is pleased to welcome Accelerated Tanks and Trailers to our community,” said Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. “Through our collaborative efforts with the private sector, we continue to see positive economic growth and job creation in our City and region.”

In its new facility the company will manufacture mobile steel storage tanks and trailers used for oil and gas, environmental cleanup, construction and industrial applications. The company has developed an environmentally-friendly, patent-pending design to insulate these steel tanks and provide the customer with a product that can achieve a return on investment in under 12 months.

“Steel tanks have been evolving in recent years," said Derek Nilsen, Accelerated’s Vice President of Marketing. “The oil and gas industry, in particular, is looking for better, more energy-efficient ways to transport and store liquids. We are appreciative of the partnership we have begun to develop with the leaders if Fort Wayne where we plan to grow this business for years to come."

Accelerated Tanks and Trailers is eligible for $2.55 million in EDGE tax credits from Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) as well as training funds. WorkOne Northeast has offered training and recruitment assistance and, the Fort Wayne City Council will consider a phase-in of new property taxes this month.

Accelerated Tanks and Trailers, LLC

Accelerated Tanks & Trailers, a division of C & J Services and Supplies, is applying the same attention to detail to these tanks and trailers that it applied to its procurement of parts for the US Military. C & J became a Priority One sourcing provider for the US Military and was actively involved in that business since 2001. To learn more about C & J Services and Supplies, visit www.cjssinc.com.

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