NEW HAVEN – A California-based industrial piping products distributor is expanding to Allen County. Harrington Industrial Plastics LLC has announced plans to invest more than $2.4 million to establish a distribution center in New Haven and create up to 20 jobs by the end of 2024.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the new facility will serve the company’s operations throughout the Great Lakes region.

Harrington plans to retrofit an existing building into a 68,000-square-foot distribution center. The IEDC says the facility is expected to be operational by the end of the month.

“The greater Fort Wayne area was where we started our search process for a new regional distribution center because of its central location in relation to many of our branches,” said David Burnett, director of supply chain at Harrington. “We’re tremendously excited about the opportunity to continue our growth in the region; this facility will increase our ability to provide products to our customer base and to house additional resources for our surrounding branches.”

Harrington is currently hiring for sales and administrative positions, as well as truck drivers and warehouse staff. The company employs more than 500 workers throughout the country, including five at its Indianapolis sales branch.

The IEDC has offered Harrington up to $70,000 in conditional tax credits, which the company will not be eligible to claim until Hoosier workers are hired for the new jobs. Northeast Indiana Works says it will also provide additional hiring and training assistance.