Crown Equipment looks to fill 300 jobs at its plants, including Greencastle

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Crown Equipment Corp. officials say they are looking to fill 300 jobs nationwide, including at its location in Greencastle, the company has announced.

The Ohio-based company says ongoing demand for its supply chain equipment, technologies and services due to the pandemic has driven the jobs increase.

Crown did not specify how many of the open positions are at its Indiana locations in Greencastle and New Castle. However, those available positions include engineering, IT, manufacturing and service jobs.

“The resilience and strength of the material handling market continue to create opportunities for our plants in Indiana,” Randy Niekamp, vice president of human resources for Crown, said in a press release. “As we enter a period of growth, we look locally to find the talent necessary to meet our customers’ growing demands. We are thankful for the strong work ethic and commitment to success that are demonstrated by the Greencastle and New Castle workforce.”

Crown says it provides new hire onboarding and ongoing training for employees, as well as mentoring programs to provide continuous assistance.

During a hearing on its tax abatement standing last August in Greencastle, it was noted that Crown Equipment had projected 100 additional jobs during a 2017 abatement request when Crown was at 667 employees. After adding 83 to its workforce, Crown was at 750 employees in the pre-pandemic days of August 2020.

However, the City Council was advised that Crown payroll figures were once again better than expected at a $35.3 million figure, far above its project $32.8 payroll total.

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