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Manufacturer plans $8 million plant, 87 jobs in Westfield


A locally based subsidiary of Japan-based Toyota Industries Corp. plans to spend $8 million to build a factory in Westfield that is expected to employ 87 workers by the end of 2020.

Bastian Solutions announced Monday that it plans to build a 90,720-square-foot building east of U.S. 31 near 196th Street. The facility will be used to manufacture a variety of automation products for the material-handling industry.

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