Chicago-Based Company Lured to Indiana Amid Jobs Rivalry

April 16, 2015 7:38 PM

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An Illinois-based industrial shelving company announced plans Thursday to expand in northwest Indiana with roughly 300 new jobs, a move that comes as a longtime job-poaching rivalry between the two states appears to be intensifying.

Edsal Manufacturing Co. Inc., expects to begin hiring in Gary, including a large number of minimum-wage jobs, in a matter of weeks, according to the Chicago-based company's executive vice president Mitch Liss. He cited proximity to rail, a ready workforce and the infrastructure available in the once...

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