FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Fort Wayne-based Master Spas will invest $15.3 million to expand their operations in hopes of becoming the world's largest swim spa manufacturer.
Greater Fort Wayne Inc. on Monday announced that Master Spas plans to buy a new, larger facility at the former Fort Wayne Plastics facility at 510 Sumpter Drive, which will allow it to grow its total facility space to 460,000 square feet on 33 acres - an increase of 55 percent. The expansion is expected to create 107 jobs over the next four years.
"We are very excited for the opportunity to continue growing right here in Fort Wayne," said Terry Valmassoi, president of Master Spas. "We pride ourselves on quality and innovation, and we know this new facility will help us remain an industry leader in the community we love."
Master Spas said the new facility will include space for manufacturing, warehouse, research and development, as well as for a design center with new offices for the marketing and engineering departments. The new building is expected to be in full operation by January 2019.
“I am excited that such a nationally renowned manufacturer as Master Spas has decided to expand once again in Allen County," said Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters. "Their product, growth, and dedication to Allen County is what helps to make this community a great place to live, work, and play.”