enVista, an enterprise and supply chain consulting services firm, announced plans to expand its headquarters in Carmel, Ind., creating up to 96 new jobs by 2016. The company will invest $1.2 million to expand and renovate an additional 10,000 square feet of office space at the company’s current facility.
As part of the project, enVista also will purchase and equip new information technology hardware and software. enVista, which currently employs 62 associates in Carmel, already has begun hiring information technology, engineering, accounting and human resources associates.
“When we started enVista 10 years ago, we had a vision of creating a national-based consulting firm,” says Jim Barnes, president and chief executive officer. “After completing our due diligence on where to locate our U.S. headquarters, Carmel, Indiana, was the logical choice in order to provide the best service to our customers. In addition to Indiana’s strategic location, we have found the local labor force to be incredibly skilled in the areas that are important for growing our business, which are supply chain and technology consulting.”
Founded in 2002 by Barnes and John Stitz, the company was established to reduce cost and mitigate waste in the supply chain industry. enVista, a 2009 “Company to Watch” recipient, operates additional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, along with international offices in the Netherlands and India.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered enVista up to $1 million in conditional tax credits and up to $80,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until state residents are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives.