Crosspoint Solutions, LLC, an electric auxiliary power unit (APU) manufacturer headquartered in Indianapolis, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 75 new jobs by 2016.
The company will invest $935,000 to lease, renovate, and equip a manufacturing facility located at 5511 W. 79th St. The 26,145 square-foot facility became fully operational last month. Created earlier this year as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cummins Crosspoint LLC, Crosspoint is an exclusive distributor for global engine producer Cummins. Crosspoint Solutions manufactures, sells and services ClimaCab 3.0, a battery-powered APU used in Class 8 semi-truck sleeper cabs. ClimaCab is a clean-tech product and provides up to 10 hours of temperature control for sleeper cabs without the need to idle the truck engine, providing power for heat and air conditioning.
“The expansion of Cummins Crosspoint’s office here shows that Indianapolis is outperforming the competition when it comes to the attraction and retention of quality jobs,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. “Cummins is a Hoosier-grown company leading the automotive manufacturing industry, and this investment demonstrates our mutual commitment to growing our already strong and diverse manufacturing sector.”
Crosspoint Solutions has already begun hiring additional manufacturing, sales and customer support associates. Interested applicants can apply at www.crosspoint.cummins.com/careers.
“The Hoosier State continues to cultivate a business structure that spurs job creation. Its pro-business climate allows Indiana’s manufacturing industry to remain robust and is strengthened by companies like Crosspoint,” said Governor Mitch Daniels.
“We are pleased to establish operations in Indianapolis,” said Henry Janzen, chief executive officer of Crosspoint Solutions. “Our business will benefit greatly from the hiring of experienced, hardworking Hoosiers and the city’s central location is extremely efficient for distributing our products throughout North America.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Cummins Crosspoint, LLC up to $950,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Indianapolis will consider additional property tax abatement at the request of Develop Indy.
Earlier this year, Daniels joined executives from Cummins to announce its plans to grow its operations in Seymour, marking the company’s fourth expansion in southern Indiana in the past two years. As part of the project, Cummins will invest $219 million to expand its high-horsepower campus and add up to 290 new jobs by 2015.