Bartholomew company to add headquarters

TPS Industrial Services will be building a new $3.5 million headquarters in Bartholomew County and adding more than 50 employees.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. is making the announcement this morning. The company started in 2014 with a single truck and driver and now has six full-time employees. The company will be growing to 61 employees including CDL drivers, dispatchers and sales executives. The new positions are expected to pay about 25 percent more than the state’s average wage.

In addition, to the 50,000 square foot headquarters expansion, the company will be buying trucks and trailers. The company ships dry goods, plastic parts, automotive supplies and canned goods across the country.

“We are proud to be an Indiana-based company here in the crossroads of America and the headquarters of the best diesel engine manufacturer in the world,” Telma Santana, founder and president of TPS said in the state press release.

“Our team of professionals is dedicated to serving customers large and small, ensuring quality and implementing processes and procedures to improve deficiencies in the supply chain while adding value to our customers. TPS looks forward to generating more jobs, growth and opportunities for workers here in Columbus, Indiana.”

The state agency said the company qualified as both a minority- and woman-owned business.

The state provided up to $500,000 in tax credits and $40,000 in training grant to the company as an incentive for its Bartholomew County expansion.