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Company bringing 180+ jobs to South Bend

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Nearly 200 jobs could be coming to South Bend this year, with the promise of another 200 over the next decade as well.  The City of South Bend says Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI) is leasing the former A.J. Wright Distribution Center on Sample Street.

"This is another sign of South Bend's comeback," said Deputy Mayor Mark Neal in a written release. "To have a company like LCI choose to expand here speaks to the economic opportunity the city offers."  LCI is going to sublet half of the facility to another company and are expected to take over the entire plant by 2020.

On the city's side, the Redevelopment Commission has been asked to approve $250,000 to purchase equipment that will then be leased to LCI.  The city is also seeking tax abatements for LCI occupying a vacant building.  The tax abatements will need to be approved by the Common Council.

"This a good day for the southwest side," said Common Council President Oliver Davis. "Bringing new life to this facility will provide opportunities for many people and have a multiplier effect on the surrounding area, creating even more jobs."

LCI employs 5,500 people in 11 states.

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