Engineering firm adding up to 135 new jobs with expansion

Staff Reports

LHP Engineering Solutions, a global engineering services provider and technology integrator, announced plans to expand its Bartholomew County operations to create 135 jobs by 2023.

The Columbus-based company plans to invest more than $1 million to expand its headquarters at 1888 Poshard Drive, making building and office improvements and significant hardware and software investments, according to a release from the Indiana Economic Development Corp.

LHP provides engineering services and technology integration for embedded controls, telematics, data analytics and model-based design for the automotive, aerospace and medical industries. The company currently employs 190 associates in Columbus and 478 worldwide, and is looking to hire more engineers in the electrical, mechanical, computer science, quality, functional safety and controls fields, as well as any related field in transportation software.

“We’re excited about LHP’s growth potential and the opportunity to participate in a technology revolution that is going on within the transportation industry,” said David Glass, company chief executive officer. “We are very fortunate to be headquartered in such a business-friendly environment as the state of Indiana and the city of Columbus. With all the investments being made in advanced manufacturing and automotive technologies, we have plenty of confidence that we can continue to grow right here, at home.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. is offering LHP Engineering Solutions up to $1.6 million in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. The tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Indiana residents are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Columbus is also supporting the project, according to the IEDC.

“LHP is a home-grown, globally-engaged success story, and we are certainly proud to support the growth of their headquarters and engineering operations in Columbus,” said Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop.

LHP was founded in 2001 by Glass and Ryan Hou, and as a Minority Business Enterprise, has expanded to locations in California, Michigan, Texas, China, Italy and Mexico.

Originally providing services to the automotive industry, the company has now translated its expertise across a wide range of industries to medical devices, power generation, aerospace and the broader transportation industry.

Last fall, LHPU, the training division of the company, and Ivy Tech Community College announced a partnership with the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans with hands-on training and career development in the company’s automotive space. LHPU’s mission is to grow the worldwide talent pool of highly-qualified controls engineers, the company said.

Since being created in 2011, LHPU and Ivy Tech have delivered boot camp training to more than 600 students and engineering professionals.

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