GREENFIELD—Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers makes propellers for boat motors.
The company says it's a growing industry and a bigger plant is needed.
So, ground was broken Monday on a 54,000 square foot facility in Greenfield.
It is expected to be ready in about a year and will eventually replace a plant on the Indianapolis east side.
The total number of jobs will be around 200, according to the company.
"This is the largest expansion we have ever experienced at YPPI," said General Manager Jonathon Burns. "YPPI looks forward to developing our workforce with a strong pool of manufacturing talent. We're proud to be part of the growth in the community and we're excited to show the people of Greenfield what YPPI has to offer through innovative technology and as an employer of choice."
The company says its new plant will make it possible to increase annual production from 60,000 to over 100,000 propellers.
"This facility will allow us to increase what we offer to our customers. It will also allow us to try more efficient manufacturing technologies that will increase quality and reduce costs," said Burns.
Yamaha Marine is based outside Atlanta, in Kennesaw, Georgia.