Woman, minority-owned engineering firm opens first midwest office

Woman, minority-owned engineering firm opens first midwest office

Purdue Technology Center new home to Mesa Associates

Mesa Associates, a woman/minority-owned multi-faceted engineering consulting company headquartered in Alabama, announced plans to launch their Northwest Indiana regional office at the Purdue Technology Center/AmeriPlex at the Crossroads in Merrillville.

"We're excited to welcome Mesa Associates to Indiana as the company establishes its first Midwest office and creates quality career opportunities for Hoosiers," said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. "Mesa Associates’ decision to fuel their growth in northwest Indiana is a testament to the state’s pro-growth business climate, skilled workforce and close proximity to major markets, providing the ideal location to serve clients across the U.S. and around the world."

Mesa’s Merrillville location will employ administrative assistants, designers, engineers and project managers to execute engineering, procurement, & construction management services covering power, industrial, commercial and municipal entities.

“Our expansion is to keep pace with growing demand from clients across the Midwest and part of the company’s 30-year vision to expand market presence while continuing to provide the highest quality at the best value,” said Reggie Headrick, Senior Vice President of Mesa Associates. “As we’ve grown and built our client base throughout the Midwest, we knew Merrillville would be the ideal spot to focus on our future and overall prosperity.”

Mesa occupies 6,098 square feet and invested $1.2MM in office renovations and equipment.

“We have worked hard to create a strong business and quality of life environment that attract technology-oriented companies like Mesa,” said Merrillville Town Council President, Rick Bella. “The caliber of Mesa aligns well with what AmeriPlex at the Crossroads was designed for and we look forward to their continued success for years to come.”

“Selection of this site proves that tech-related firms are attracted to Lake County ready to take advantage of location, Indiana’s affordable cost of doing business, and partnerships with the community, university and developer,” said Karen Lauerman, President and CEO of the Lake County IN Economic Alliance.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) offered Mesa Associates $975,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s plans to create up to 21 new, high-wage jobs. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim incentives once Hoosiers are hired. The Town of Merrillville supported the project at the request of the Lake County IN Economic Alliance.

About Mesa

Associates Mesa is a woman/minority-owned full-service multi-discipline engineering, procurement, and project management firm specializing in providing engineering services to electric utility, heavy industrial, and government clients. Mesa offers one of the most experienced and capable teams available for conducting engineering studies, analyzing systems, preparing designs, specifications, schedules, and cost estimates for a wide range of projects. For more information, visit www.mesainc.com.

About IEDC

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, helping businesses launch, grow and locate in the state. Governed by a 15- member board chaired by Governor Eric J. Holcomb, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, innovation and entrepreneurship resources, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.