Guardian Machine Protection expansion to create up to 170 jobs

Guardian Machine Protection plans to add up to 170 new jobs, the company announced Monday.

Headquartered at 6015 Highview Dr. in Fort Wayne, Guardian Machine Protection provides preventive maintenance services for manufacturers’ industrial machinery. Founding company Wall Control Services, started in 2011, created Guardian Machine Protection with the help of Robert Clark, founder and CEO of Scale Ventures.

“It’s an honor to have so many customers put their trust in us,” Yan Wall, founder and CEO of Guardian Machine Protection, said in a statement. “Business owners and maintenance managers turn to Guardian Machine Protection when their maintenance staffs are too busy attending to urgent issues.”

Guardian Machine Protection plans to hire mechanical engineering technicians. Interested applicants may learn more and apply online at IndianaCareerConnect.com, or email resumes to HR@guardianmp.com.

“Indiana’s talented workforce and pro-growth business climate, paired with a robust and diversified manufacturing industry, create the perfect place for companies like Guardian Machine Protection to invest and grow,” stated Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). “Guardian Machine Protection’s commitment to northeast Indiana will help advance the state’s reputation as a leader in manufacturing while supporting even more quality career opportunities for Hoosiers.”

The IEDC offered Guardian Machine Protection up to $1 million in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning that until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. Northeast Indiana Works will provide the company with additional hiring and training assistance. Fort Wayne City Council also will consider tax phase-ins for Guardian Machine Protection’s eligible real and personal (equipment) property investments.

“I’m encouraged by the growth and success that Guardian Machine Protection is experiencing,” Mayor Tom Henry stated. “Our community becomes stronger and more vibrant through business investments and new jobs that make a lasting and meaningful impact. Our city appreciates Guardian Machine Protection’s commitment to being a recognized leader in the manufacturing industry.”