FRANKLIN—Energizer Manufacturing is one step closer toward opening a distribution center, just off I 65, in Franklin.
The Franklin City Council Monday gave its approval to a ten-year package of tax breaks Energizer sought.
The 933,000 square-foot building Energizer would locate in already exists. There, the company would package batteries that are made elsewhere. Franklin would be the distribution site for most Energizer products.
The company plans to hire 440 workers by 2022, at yearly salaries between $35,000 and $84,000. The higher wages are for an estimated 27 managers and the lower ones for the rest of the workforce.
The I 65 corridor between Indianapolis and Franklin is growing rapidly with distribution facilities and other businesses. To encourage the growth and improve traffic flow, an interchange between Greenwood and Whiteland at Worthsville Road was added in 2015.