A small industry has relocated to Vandalia.
JoAnn Givens, the citys director of economic development and tourism, announced at Mondays Vandalia City Council meeting that BindTech Products Inc. has moved to Vandalia from Shelbyville.
BindTech, which is a sales and service company specializing in the repair and maintenance of bindery equipment for the printing industry, currently employs seven people, though it hopes to expand in the future, Givens said.
The company, which was founded in 2005, is operating out of the former home of U.S. Chemical, a 14,000-square-foot building at 2022 Wagner St., near Octochem.
The building was purchased by a subsidiary of BindTech, Eagle Industrial Property Management LLC.
We are very happy to be locating in Vandalia, said BindTech Vice President Lantz Willis.
We chose Vandalia because of the geographic location and the building space that was available, he said.
BindTech President Arnie Rexroad said company officials considered several communities as it decided to relocate.
The Vandalia Office of Economic Development was pivotal in our decision, he said. They expressed an interest in our company and made it clear that they wanted us in Vandalia.
We looked at a significant number of options, but this site was the most attractive.
‘It accommodates our immediate need and our growth plans, Rexroad said.