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[IEDC] Custom Award Manufacturer Grows in Floyd County
Start Date: 8/21/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 8/21/2014
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NEW ALBANY, Ind.  (Aug. 21, 2014) – Bruce Fox, a manufacturer of custom recognition and brand building products, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 22 new jobs by 2017.
The homegrown-Hoosier company will invest $1 million to renovate and equip its 30,000 square-foot facility at 5300 Foundation Blvd. in New Albany. With these renovations, the company’s growth will allow it to produce a new line of recognition products for its growing customer base.
“Just like the recognition products produced at Bruce Fox for decades, our homegrown-Hoosier businesses deserve recognition for the impact they have in Indiana,” said Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “Companies founded here grow with their communities and create jobs that have an economic impact beyond their walls. Equipped with Indiana’s low tax rates and affordable cost of doing business, companies like Bruce Fox know that if you need somewhere to start or grow a business, Indiana is a state that works.”
Bruce Fox, which currently employs approximately 80 full-time Indiana associates, plans to begin hiring for inside sales, customer service and production positions in September. Interested applicants may apply at

“Bruce Fox is recognized as the industry leader in the design and manufacture of high quality custom made recognition products,” said Gary Parks, chief operating officer of Bruce Fox. “For over 75 years, our New Albany employees have proved themselves to be some of the finest artists, designers, fabricators, and craftsmen in the country. We are proud of their efforts and accomplishments and look forward to the future as we reach out to new market and growth opportunities.”

Founded in 1938 as producer of metal-based home décor artwork, today Bruce Fox designs and produces recognition products, including awards, signage, point-of-purchase displays, commemoratives, premiums and promotional gifts. Specializing in custom work, the company also produces semi-custom and stock awards for customers ranging from small companies to Fortune 500 businesses. With a focus on research and development, the company utilizes multiple proprietary processes to produce more than 300,000 awards each year. 
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Fox Group, Inc. up to $200,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of New Albany will consider additional incentives at the request of One Southern Indiana.

“The city of New Albany is very pleased to see the continued improvements and capital investment across our community,” said New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan. “We believe this growth and other recent expansion efforts are evidence of the growing business sector and improved economy in New Albany and herald more success to come.” 

Indiana gained 9,900 private sector jobs in July, with manufacturing operations adding the most jobs last month in the state. Companies like Bruce Fox helped Indiana lead the nation in manufacturing job growth, comprising 5,500 of Indiana’s new July jobs.

About Bruce Fox
Bruce Fox, Inc. is the premier designer and producer of meticulously-crafted recognition award solutions, specializing in custom work.  We are also engaged in a broader range of product applications, including ID/signage, point-of-consumer displays, commemoratives, premiums and promotional gifts-nearly anything that can be designed and built.
With a blank sheet of paper as a starting point, we design, engineer and manufacture product solutions specific to the organizational themes, cultures and brands of our distributors’ clients.
Our full-service design, engineering and domestic and sourced manufacturing capabilities are backed by the state-of-the-art data and web-based customer interface solutions -as well as full distribution services- for a true one-stop experience. Bruce Fox offers 76 years of experience as an agency-style creative resource and a job-shop studio of master craftsmen. For more information, visit

About IEDC
Created in 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation is governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Mike Pence. Victor Smith serves as the Indiana Secretary of Commerce and Eric Doden is the president of the IEDC.

The IEDC oversees programs enacted by the General Assembly including tax credits, workforce training grants and public infrastructure assistance. All tax credits are performance-based. Therefore, companies must first invest in Indiana through job creation or capital investment before incentives are paid. A company who does not meet its full projections only receives a percentage of the incentives proportional to its actual investment. For more information about IEDC, visit

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Media Contacts:
Cindy Burns (Bruce Fox) – 812.542.6526 or
Katelyn Hancock (IEDC) – 317.234.2294 or
Contact Information:
Name: Katelyn Hancock
Phone: 317-234-2294
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