Firm pledges 25 jobs to city

A Bloomington company that makes and installs ventilation systems is slated to move into a new building in Greenwood, bringing new jobs and salaries that are higher than the county average.

Union employees at Poynter Sheet Metal earn $21 to $31 per hour and get health insurance, pension and other benefits valued at about $18 per hour, company president Joseph Lansdell said. About 95 percent of the company’s workers are union employees, he said.

The county average wage is about $19 per hour.

The Greenwood Redevelopment Commission approved tax breaks totaling a savings of $838,000 over 10 years on equipment and the property. The equipment abatement of $80,757 is for about $2 million in equipment, such as cranes, welders and a fiber-optic laser. The city council must approve the abatement twice for Poynter to get it.

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