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ANDERSON — Hy-Pro Filtration is expanding its current Anderson facilities with incentives approved by the Anderson Board of Public Works.

The Board of Works Tuesday approved a $50,000 incentive from food and beverage tax revenues for the company that moved from Fishers in 2015.

Greg Winkler, executive director of the Anderson Economic Development Department, said Hy-Pro Filtration, 6810 Layton Road, is investing $1.6 million in new equipment and will create an additional 30 jobs.

Winkler said the company is not requesting any tax abatement on the investment on the new equipment.

He said the company made a commitment when it located in Anderson to provide 110 jobs and employment is currently at approximately 100 people.

Winkler said the investment will allow additional research and development by Hy-Pro, as well as the customization of filtration systems.

The company invested $10.5 million when it moved to Anderson in 2015. At the time, the city provided $1.9 million in Tax Increment Financing and the Indiana Department of Economic Development provided a $150,000 training grant and tax credits of $350,000.

Hy-Pro Filtration was purchased by Minneapolis-based Donaldson Company in 2017.

Hy-Pro designs and manufactures filtration systems and replacement filters for industrial filtration applications. It was founded in 1986 in Anderson.

The company manufactures filtration systems and replacement parts for a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, metals processing and power generation.

OTHER BUSINESS

The city of Anderson and the Anderson Housing Authority have expanded a year-long program to help participants move into affordable housing.

City Attorney Tim Lanane said the program was started in 2017 to waive the utility security deposits.

He said the program is now being expanded to all housing offered by the Anderson Housing Authority.

“The program has worked out well,” Lanane said.

Kim Townsend, executive director of the Anderson Housing Authority, said if a tenant fails to pay their utility bill, the Housing Authority is responsible for the amount owed.

Follow Ken de la Bastide on Twitter @KendelaBastide, or call 640-4863.

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