Lebanon, Ind.Steel Green Manufacturing, a start-up lawn and power equipment company, is expanding in Lebanon and plans to invest $563,000 and hire 58 new employees.

“The founders of Steel Green Manufacturing bring more than 100 years of combined experience in the landscape equipment industry,” said Lebanon Mayor Matt Gentry. “We are pleased to see this local start-up thriving in the small business friendly environment in Lebanon.”

The company is leasing the former Walter Peyton Power Equipment facility just outside of the Lebanon Business Park.

“Steel Green Manufacturing’s new operations will support the continued growth of the lawn care industry by producing quality and innovative equipment,” said Steel Green General Manager Brent Mills. “We chose Lebanon because it is a great place to live and work. The economic growth in Indiana also assures that our products will be in demand locally, as well as throughout the country.”

“It’s great to see Steel Green Manufacturing choose Indiana to establish and grow its manufacturing operations,” said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). “Indiana is leading the nation in manufacturing job growth, and we continue to attract even more commitments from companies like Steel Green Manufacturing because of our skilled workforce and pro-growth business climate.”

“Steel Green Manufacturing is the latest in a series of small businesses that have expanded recently in Boone County,” said Boone County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Molly Whitehead. “Many small business owners have found our community to be a great place to do business.”

About the Boone County Economic Development Corporation

A strong community is a united community, one that achieves balance between its residents and businesses. At the Boone County Economic Development Corporation, we seek the right economic opportunities to support strong communities and enhance the quality of life for all Boone County residents. We aim to be a catalyst for smart growth strategies. We forge mutually beneficial partnerships with organizations capable of understanding and further enriching the unique assets that the residents of Boone County have built. For more information, visit www.betterinboone.org.