Roll-up door maker Janus International is opening a manufacturing plant in Butler, IN, this summer to better serve customers in the Midwest.

The Temple, GA-based company is one of the self-storage industry’s biggest providers of roll-up steel doors. The company has been seeking a Midwest location for about a year, according to Fort Wayne Business Weekly.

Janus buys steel from the Butler locations of Steel Dynamics and New Process Steel.

Janus already has manufacturing plants in Houston and Phoenix, as well as Peterlee, England, and San Juan Del Rio, Mexico.

Private equity firm Saw Mill Capital Partners is the majority owner of Janus.

Incentives to grow 

Janus will hire 50 employees at the outset in Butler and expand up to a 100 over the next few years, according to a news release from the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, an economic development group that helped seal the deal. Janus will hire assembly workers, clerical staff and salespeople.

Janus will invest $650,000 to lease, equip and renovate a vacant manufacturing facility at 620 W. Main St. in Butler. A $475,000 tax credit provided by the Indiana Economic Development Corp. helped lure Janus to the 43,000-square-foot industrial building.

Butler Mayor Ron Walter said the Janus plant is a great fit for the city’s industrial base.

“The company aligns well with our existing manufacturers. We are pleased to welcome them to Butler and look forward to having a once-empty manufacturing facility become productive again,” Walter said.

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Alexander Harris