A California-based media company is expected to bring up to 1,200 new jobs to Indianapolis' northwest side, RTV6 has learned.Gov. Mitch Daniels and Mayor Greg Ballard will make what officials called a major job-creation announcement Wednesday at a vacant lot at West 84th Street and Bearing Drive. Video: Learn About What Litebox Makes Bob Yanagihara, CEO and founder of LiTEBOX Inc., confirmed to RTV6 that the company plans to build a 125,000-square-foot factory on the site to produce mobile outfitting for large-scale Panasonic media screens.LiTEBOX also plans to move its operations center into downtown offices at 146 E. Washington St.The factory is expected to create 900 to 1,000 jobs, while 100 people are expected to be hired at the downtown offices, Yanagihara said.
"As far as logistics go, Indianapolis, and I studied quite a few different areas that LiTEBOX was going to set up in, Indiana was within reach of the majority of the population of America, and I believe the ethics and the workforce in the Midwest is very strong," Yanagihara said.LiTEBOX, which launched in February, is a start-up aimed at producing a mobile drive-in. Huge high-def plasma screens would be carried by large trucks to be used at locations to help enhance the experience of large events, including political rallies and sports."Professional sports, musicians, all types of events like the Olympics, the World Cup, America's Cup, sailing, horse racing, just about every event you can think of that people attend," Yanagihara said.The company plans to start hiring immediately.The official announcement is set for 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.