Tech, Logistics Firms Adding 150+ Jobs Across Central Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 29, 2015) – Four companies announced plans today to expand their Central Indiana operations, creating more than 150 jobs in Hamilton, Marion and Tippecanoe counties.

“Today, more Hoosiers are working than at any time in the state’s history,” said Jim Schellinger, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “By cutting taxes, reducing regulations and investing in the continued development of our quality workforce, Indiana companies are growing with confidence and creating even more jobs for hardworking Hoosiers across the state.”

ACE Technologies, LLC, an engineering firm and systems integrator headquartered in Indianapolis, will invest $488,220 to upgrade its existing facility at 7301 E. 90th St., purchasing new technology and software equipment, hardware and computer boards. The company designs, implements and maintains control systems for customers and specializes in automation engineering, computer system validation and commissioning and qualification. Its clients, which are primarily located in the Midwest and eastern United States, include companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech, food and water and wastewater industries. This expansion will allow the company to extend its customer base to the West Coast. ACE currently employs 29 Indiana residents and plans to hire 25 new employees by 2019. Interested applicants can learn more at www.acetechllc.com/careers. [Quotes available here.]

Central Marketing Transport Services (CMTS), an asset-based third party provider of transportation and logistics, will invest $638,000 to expand its headquarters in Indianapolis, leasing and equipping a majority of the second floor at 101 W. Ohio St. Founded in 2013, CMTS was formed to meet growing demand to expand service to existing customers of Central Marketing Transport, an asset-based transportation company located in Edinburgh, Indiana, that services all lower 48 states and is a leader in the industry of transporting fresh produce and food. CMTS offers a variety of transportation solutions through bulk transportation, logistics and 3pl, transloading, warehousing and end-to-end transportation management. The company will create up to 37 new jobs by 2019 and will begin hiring for sales, operations and back office positions immediately. Interested applicants can email resumes to careers@shipcmts.com. [Quotes available here.] 

DelMar Software Development, a developer of custom web and mobile software, will invest $1.7 million to double its space for employees to 1,800 square feet. This will be part of a 60,000-square-foot expansion at the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country. The company was co-founded in 2004 by Kyle Lutes, a former Purdue University professor, and Mikel Berger, a Purdue alumnus. DelMar, which has received support services from Purdue Research Park since 2009 as well as entrepreneurial support through the Purdue Foundry, builds software that organizes large data sets into problem-focused systems for clients across the country. The company’s current growth comes as traditional businesses are increasingly turning to software-enabled solutions for big data problems. DelMar anticipates operating in its new facility byJanuary 2017, with plans to create up to 50 new jobs by 2019. With hiring currently underway, interested applicants may learn more online at www.DelMarSD.com. [Quotes available here.]

PolicyStat, a software development firm specializing in policy and procedure management solutions, will invest $712,000 to lease and equip its new 8,000-square-foot offices in Carmel. Primarily serving the health care industry including hospitals, health systems, clinics and labs nationwide, the company’s 60 percent revenue growth annually since 2010 allowed it to triple its office space in April earlier this year. Currently employing a team of nearly 50 Hoosiers, PolicyStat was recognized by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce earlier this year as one of the best places to work in the state. As part of its growth, the company plans to create up to 49 new high-wage jobs by 2024. PolicyStat is currently hiring for business development, client service and human resources positions. Interested applicants may apply online at the company’s careers page. [Quotes available here.]

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered ACE Technologies, LLC up to $200,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $60,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. Central Marketing Transport Services was offered up to $315,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. DelMar Sofware Development, LLC was offered up to $97,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $30,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. PolicyStat, LLC was offered up to $740,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $35,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is ineligible to claim incentives. 

The city of Indianapolis supports the projects of ACE Technologies and CMTS at the request of Develop Indy, a business unit of the Indy Chamber. Tippecanoe County approved additional incentives for DelMar Software Development at the request of Greater Lafayette Commerce. The city of Carmel supports PolicyStat’s project.

About ACE Technologies

ACE Technologies, LLC (ACE) was founded in August 2002. We are a systems integrator based in Indianapolis with approximately 30 employees specializing in automation engineering, computer system validation and commissioning/qualification. Our client base has been focused in the pharmaceutical, biotech, water/wastewater and food industries. We serve clients throughout the United States. 


About Central Marketing Transport Services

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Central Marketing Transport Services (CMTS) is rooted in knowledge, tradition, expertise, reputation and our core family values. We are positioned to continue to provide high quality service in our existing and future markets through successful creativity and growth well into the future. CMTS is committed to its growth through investment in people and customers. We are an extension of our customer’s goal and purpose. By forming close and successful partnerships, CMTS will be an industry leader in third part asset based logistics solutions.


About DelMar Software Services

DelMar Software Development LLC is a custom software developmentfirm that builds simple, easy to use web, desktop and mobile software on top of large, complex data. DelMar works with business experts in startups or non-software businesses that need a helping hand launching a new software based line of business.


About PolicyStat

Founded in 2006, PolicyStat is an Indiana-based company providing an industry-leading policy lifecycle management solution for healthcare organizations. The PolicyStat solution increases productivity while simultaneously enhancing quality and compliance management. PolicyStat’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering enables short customer deployment timelines by both minimizing IT staff involvement and providing vital implementation services. For more information please visit our website at: policystat.com.


About IEDC

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, focusing on helping companies grow in and locate to the state. Governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Mike Pence, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov


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Media Contacts: 

Jenny Massey (ACE Technologies) – 317.440.2450 or jenny@fairwinds-advisors.com

Drew Skinner (CMTS) – 317.500.7624 or drew.skinner@shipcmts.com  

Erin Munn or Mikel Berger (DelMar) – emunn@delmarsd.com or mjberger@delmarsd.com 

Rob Vaughan (PolicyStat) - rob.vaughan@policystat.com

Abby Gras (IEDC) – 317.232.8845 or agras@iedc.in.gov 


ACE Technologies Quotes:

“Since founding ACE Technologies in 2002, we have enjoyed much success because of our employees’ skills, ability and commitment to customer service. Indiana has been incredibly supportive of companies like ACE, which are focused on growth in the software technology and engineering arena, which has encouraged us to focus on employee growth within the state,” said Andre Guillaume, president and chief executive officer of ACE Technologies.


“I welcome ACE Technologies to the developing list of companies that are selecting Indianapolis as the place to invest and grow their businesses. Our tech sector is thriving, much to the credit of our talented workforce,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. 


CMTS Quotes:

“The key to our success will be placing quality people in positions to grow and excel. Of course, we have all of the best technology available, but that doesn’t equate to success if you don’t have the talent to execute through teamwork. At the end of the day, people are the greatest asset of Central Marketing Transport Services, and I am excited about the team we are building,” said Alan Wilkerson, president and owner of CMTS.


“Geography and infrastructure make our city a natural hub for transportation and logistics, and our talented workforce is helping Indianapolis emerge as a true leader in this sector. I am delighted to welcome CMTS to the growing number of companies that are choosing to expand operations in Indy,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard.


DelMar Quotes:

“We are excited to be growing our software development firm right here where we started. Our growth is both because of the growth of the software products we have built for our current clients and also because of the increased demand for software development services across all sectors in Greater Lafayette. We are fortunate to work alongside many of the increasingly growing number of software and software-enabled businesses in Greater Lafayette and beyond,” said Mikel Berger, partner at DelMar.


“The expansion of DelMar Software Development continues the success story of Tippecanoe County, city of West Lafayette, Purdue University and the Purdue Research Park. It is a testament to our positive business environment, quality of life and the company’s confidence in continued success here,” said Tom Murtaugh, Tippecanoe County Commissioner. 


“Kyle, Mikel and the whole DelMar team have experienced strong growth over the years and in particular the past couple of years with their custom software solutions. Their story epitomizes what it means to be an entrepreneur. They developed a strong product, and, through hard work, they successfully moved their innovation to the public. DelMar is a true asset to the Purdue Research Park, greater Lafayette community and Indiana,” said Greg Deason, executive director of the Purdue Foundry, an entrepreneurial hub in the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship.


PolicyStat Quotes:

“We are grateful for all of the support we have received from Indiana for the business we are building here in Carmel. We love our city and all that it has to offer our growing team, and we are very excited to give back to our community by creating new, high-paying jobs for both our city and our state,” said Steve Ehrlich, president of PolicyStat.


“I’m excited to see another Carmel corporate headquarters choose to expand its operation here, especially one that provides vital services for the health care industry. We look forward to PolicyStat joining us as we both continue to grow and attract more jobs and make a positive impact on our community,” said Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard.

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