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Hoosier Pattern, a Decatur business Mayor John Schultz called "a core" of local economic development, is continuing to move rapidly forward, it was learned at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting.
Attorney Jeremy Brown, representing the N. 10th St. metal pattern maker, and owner-operator Keith Gerber were on hand at the meeting to request a tax abatement on a $1.7 million piece of equipment that Hoosier Pattern will be installing in the weeks ahead.
After hearing Brown and Gerber, council was eager to grant the abatement and so it began the process by approving a declaratory resolution.
Hoosier Pattern is laying out $1.747 million for what was called a 3-D printer. It's due to arrive in July from Germany and, hopefully, will be up and running by early August, Gerber said.
Further details in today's print and e-editions.