MICHIGAN CITY – Mikropor, a Turkey-based company, is expanding its operations in Michigan City, and creating 10 news jobs in the process.

Mikropor is a worldwide provider of filtration and purification products for air, gas and liquid applications in markets including compressed air and gas, utilities, gas turbines, power generation, dust collection, cleanroom, transportation, HVAC and liquid processes, according to Mikropor America Regional Manager Ryan Loeffler.

The company will be investing more than $400,000 and creating 10 new full-time jobs, with benefits, at its Michigan City facility. By moving operations from its current site on Roeske Road to a new location on Ohio Street, the company is expanding from its current 75,000 square feet to a total of 175,000 square feet, he said.

"We are excited about our expansion in Michigan City. The community has been great for our business and we want to grow with the city as it moves forward,” Loeffler said.

Mikropor manufactures compressor products including air intake filters, air/oil separators, moisture separators, refrigerated air dryers, in-line filter systems and replacement elements.

"For over 30 years, Mikropor has been recognized as the 'best in class' serving the industrial filtration markets, including air compressor equipment, compressed air purification, power generation, gas turbine, dust collection, clean room and HVAC," Loeffler said.

“The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City continues to work diligently to retain and grow its existing companies. We are proud to be a partner with great companies, like Mikropor America, that continue to call Michigan City home,” EDCMC Executive Director Clarence Hulse said.

City officials, and Applegate & Company, worked with Mikropor America to make this project a success, Hulse said.

The city did not provide any financial incentives for the move, but Mikropor is working with the state for money for training new employees, according to EDCMC spokeswoman Jenilee Haynes.

“Michigan City has a very competitive business climate and I am proud that another great company has chosen to reinvest and expand locally,” Mayor Ron Meer said. “My administration will continue to promote aggressive pro-business polices to attract and retain businesses in Michigan City.”

Companies looking to expand can call the EDCMC at 219-873-1211 for more information. For information on Mikropor, visit mikropor.com.

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