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Oct 06, 2016

Electronics Research Inc.

CHANDLER - Electronics Research Inc. (ERI), a service and product supplier for the television and radio broadcasting industry, will expand its operations in southwest Indiana, creating more than 100 new jobs by the end of 2017.

The company will invest $8 million to construct and equip three new buildings on its current campus at 7777 Gardner Road, which will increase its antenna manufacturing capacity by 800 percent. Together, the additions will cover 54,000 square feet, expanding ERI's campus to a total of 241,730 square feet. The expansion will include operation areas for tuning and assembling antennas as well as employee offices and a lunch room. Construction on the facilities began in August, with plans to be operational in December.

"As the state’s economic momentum builds, homegrown Hoosier companies like ERI continue to choose Indiana for growth," said Governor Mike Pence. "Here in Indiana, we have a balanced budget, low-cost business climate and a skilled workforce, making Indiana a state that works for job creators. Since 2013, Indiana businesses have created 156,800 new jobs, and companies like ERI are committing to future growth, which means even more quality employment opportunities for Hoosiers."

The homegrown Hoosier company is ramping up employment quickly as part of its planned growth, which will require over 100 new positions. ERI, which employed 87 Hoosiers prior to the expansion, has already added 68 new jobs. The company will continue to hire for positions in engineering, production, project management, sales and administrative support. Interested applicants should apply by mailing a resume to Debra Linberg, human resources at ERI, at the company’s office. 

“Indiana is the ideal location for a company like ERI,” said Tom Silliman, president and chief executive officer of ERI. “Its geographically central location reduces transportation costs for the materials we use to manufacture our products and reduces the cost of shipping finished goods to our customers. The excellent state schools and universities provide ERI with the skilled workforce and engineering personnel required to design and produce the complex systems the company supplies to broadcasters all over the world.”

Founded in 1943, ERI serves the needs of the terrestrial radio and television broadcasters with antennas, transmission lines, radio frequency components, structural products and services. The company engages in designing, manufacturing and installing equipment for the industry in both the United States and internationally. ERI plays a significant role in providing the infrastructure that supports terrestrial mass communications, providing people with access to entertainment, news and critical emergency information.