The Knox City Council has granted a non-binding approval to two tax abatements for a local business seeking to expand. Traffic Control Specialists hopes to break ground this fall on a new building at the southeast corner of 250 East and Pacific Avenue south of Toll Brothers and west of Knox Fertilizer.
Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Charlie Weaver is asking the city council to designate the site as an economic revitalization area and approve abatements for the building and equipment. The proposals will be formally considered at a future city council meeting after the necessary legal notices are published. Weaver says the company is poised to add at least 22 new jobs if the expansion plans are approved.
TCS currently has 65 employees, most of whom are local. They specialize in work zone safety and are a leading provider of signs and service throughout northern Indiana. Weaver says they’ve outgrown their current building on 300 East between White Flyer and the railroad tracks. Owners Tracey, Brian and Barry Triska considered moving the business to Valparaiso or LaPorte but have opted to stay in Starke County if the tax incentives to do so are approved.