Staying Here and Growing Here Brings Big Impact to Noblesville
SMC is a global organization that promotes advanced automation through automated control technology. With customers in every industrialized country in the U.S, SMC products support automation to contribute to labor savings in industry. The company is based in Japan, with its North American, and now South American headquarters here in Noblesville.
With a mission of delivering first-class business solutions, SMC provides superior products and high quality customer service to the automotive, semiconductor, food/packaging, natural resource, life science and machine tool sectors of industry. SMC has an environment that values talent in its workforce and embraces interaction with community.
Staying Power In Noblesville
Noblesville offers a great landscape for expanding SMC’s footprint. The company’s leadership values the community’s expansive access to lifestyle amenities, quality and diverse housing, and strong collaboration between government, business, and schools. Noblesville attracts skilled talent that serves as a competitive benefit for SMC’s workforce recruitment. Physical location and an attractive cultural environment with arts, music, shopping and dining lend SMC a thriving community for its staff and also associates visiting from other parts of the country and world.
Since its relocation to Noblesville, SMC has continue to aggressively grow in physical space and workforce. With the company impressive 1.5 million square feet of space at Cumberland Road and 150th Street, this year SMC announced its $67 million expansion that will add 92 jobs within the next five years. This expansion includes a 1 million-square-foot distribution center on the company’s existing 174-acre campus at 146th Street and Howe Road.
“SMC continues to be a bold story in our city’s economic growth landscape,” said Judi Johnson, Director, City of Noblesville Economic Development. “Collaborating with SMC to support their growth needs and vision provides direct impact through workforce expansion. Companies like SMC connect Noblesville to a global operation, and that attracts residents, other business, and a workforce of value.”
In March, the IBJ reported that SMC said it expects to spend nearly $50 million to build the expanded facility and another $18 million to add manufacturing, logistical and information technology equipment. SMC’s project is forecasted to be completed in 2020 with the new jobs added by 2022. The average employee wage is projected at $26.54 per hour, or about $55,200 per year.
Since it’s move to Noblesville, SMC has doubled its employment and continues to support and contribute to the lifeblood of this community.