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CEL&P GM Earns National Honor
Goode was honored this year with a spot on the American Public Power Association’s Honor Roll and was presented the award at the Indiana Municipal Power Agency’s Annual Meeting by IMPA President and CEO Raj Rao and APPA President Sue Kelly. 
Chinese Company Adding Hundreds of Indiana Jobs
GREENFIELD - A Chinese automotive brake and suspension system manufacturer has announced plans to set up its first U.S. production facility inside Progress Park in Greenfield. BeijingWest Industries Co. Ltd., whose customers include Audi, BMW, General Motors and Porsche, will invest more than $80 million to build the 276,000 square-foot plant, creating up to 441 high-wage jobs by 2021. 
IMPA Announces Economic Development Incentive
The Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) is pleased to announce a new economic development incentive for existing and prospective electric customers. Designed to promote growth and development in IMPA member communities, the new Economic Development Rider provides communities and local economic development officials with a valuable tool to attract new customers or help existing businesses and industries grow. The program can save companies that meet the incentive criteria a percentage off of their electric bill for a five year period.
FCA opens two area training facilities
TIPTON – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles opened two new training facilities – one in Tipton and the other in Kokomo – Tuesday morning, with goals of continuing the education, training and expansion of its workforce.
Economic Melting Pot Heating Up in Anderson

ANDERSON -- Anderson leaders say the city is now a hotbed of investment from foreign manufacturers, and it’s fueled a comeback; in the last decade, 15 foreign companies have built facilities in Madison County, creating 2,200 jobs and stabilizing the local economy.

Nestle expanding Anderson facility for fifth time, but not adding jobs
ANDERSON – For the fifth time since opening its facility in Anderson, Nestle USA has received approval for an expansion.
Warmer welcome: Project to spruce up Greenfield exit slated for this summer
GREENFIELD — A project to dress up the main gateway into Greenfield is expected to start as soon as summer, officials say.
Manufacturing Facility to Bring 200 Jobs to Anderson
ANDERSON - Anderson Mayor Tom Broderick says the city beat out other communities for a major investment from a Japanese company thanks to its location, work force and educational assets. NTK Precision Axle Corp. has announced plans to build a more than $100 million manufacturing facility in Anderson. The company, which also has manufacturing operations in Frankfort, says the new 300,000 square-foot facility will create nearly 200 jobs by 2021. NTK is a joint venture that includes Japan-based NTN Corp. NTN Drive Shaft Chief Executive Officer Jim Riggs says the facility shows NTN's commitment to localization of its component parts.
Brand new $6.8 million, 73-unit apartment building coming to downtown Frankfort
FRANKFORT -- Downtown Frankfort will soon get the apartment community that economic developers have said is needed to keep graduates from moving away and attract millennials to the area - both demographic groups required to fuel retail growth in the future.
City of Linton extends TIF district in downtown area
LINTON -- The City of Linton voted to extend its TIF (Tax Increment Finance) district Monday night in order to prepare for an anticipated new development opportunity.
Richmond Company Investment to Retain Jobs

RICHMOND - The Economic Development Corp. of Wayne County says Richmond Casting Co. plans to invest more than $545,000 into new equipment at its Richmond facility. The organization says while the investment will not create any jobs, it will help to retain 28 positions.

Anderson Makes Play For Young Entrepreneurs

A group of public and private organizations is looking to attract young entrepreneurs to Anderson. 

Troy Utilities Joins IMPA

(TROY, IN) --The Town of Troy has joined with 59 other cities and towns across Indiana as a member of the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA).  IMPA is a not-for-profit wholesale power provider serving the electric power needs of communities across Indiana that own and operate their municipal electric distribution systems.  As a member-owner of IMPA, these communities combine to serve the electric needs of over 330,000 Hoosier households.

Ken's Foods plans $90M plant, 150 jobs in Lebanon
A maker of salad dressings and other sauces plans to invest $90 million to construct and equip a manufacturing facility in Lebanon.
Greenfield plans $2.5 million shell building, cites lost opportunities
GREENFIELD — Greenfield officials plan to construct a $2.5 million industrial building, citing a lack of local vacant manufacturing space, in hopes of attracting a business looking for a home.
Rail Designation to Drive Lebanon Park
LEBANON -  The Lebanon Business Park has cleared a key hurdle as it looks to spark further development efforts. The CSX Select Site designation suggests the park is pre-positioned to meet manufacturers' rail and logistics needs. The designation covers 250 undeveloped acres in the park that could be directly served by rail, which park leaders say will reduce the time needed to build facilities and bring products to market. CSX partnered with Lebanon beginning in 2010 on a $4 million rail spur at the park.
Impact CNC Growing in Columbia City
COLUMBIA CITY - A production machining company in Columbia City is planning to expand operations. Impact CNC LLC will invest $2.1 million in new machinery and add a small number of jobs in the Whitley County city.
Greenfield's Barr North Designated as Indiana Site Certified Silver
Indianapolis – The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) announces that Greenfield’s Barr North has achieved Indiana Site Certified (ISC) Silver.
Bremen Added to Main Street Program
The Town of Bremen is the latest to join the Indiana Main Street program, which focuses on the revitalization and preservation of historic Indiana downtown areas. 
Richmond Bags Blue Buffalo Boon
Connecticut-based Blue Buffalo Pet Products (Nasdaq: BUFF) has big plans in Wayne County. The company says it will invest more than $100 million to build a production and distribution facility in Richmond and create up to 165 jobs. The facility, which will be Blue Buffalo's second in the United States, will also include a research and development center. Mayor Dave Snow says, with the announcement, "Richmond has secured its place on the national map for economic development."
Anderson City Council gives OK to GTI tax abatements
ANDERSON — Two tax abatements for the expansion of Greenville Technology Inc. have won approval from the Anderson City Council.
Indiana’s Municipal Electric Lineworkers Recognized for Lineworker Appreciation Day
Indianapolis, IN – Lineworkers from electric utilities throughout Indiana were recognized by the Indiana State Legislature on Monday for their dedication to keeping the lights on for Indiana’s over 6 million residents.
Anderson Lands More Italian Investment
The city of Anderson has announced another Italian company will locate to the city. Italpollina plans to invest more than $9 million in a North American headquarters that would bring 35 jobs to Madison County.
Hachette Expanding in Lebanon
New York-based Hachette Book Group is expanding its operations in Lebanon. Duke Realty Corp. says Hachette has leased an additional 418,000 square-foot building in the Lebanon Business Park.
$2.7 million federal grant could boost Miami County's defense industry
A $2.7 million grant aimed at boosting the state’s defense industry could help economic development in Miami County and the surrounding area.
IMPA Second Wednesday Workshop: Safety in Substations
IMPA Second Wednesday Workshop: Safety in Substations
IMPA Second Wednesday Workshop: Distribution Transformer Three Phase Bank Connections and Troubleshooting
IMPA is pleased to present the Second Wednesday Workshops.   On the second Wednesday of each month (except April and December), IMPA will provide a one (1) day workshop for utility personnel.  Training is meant to meet the needs of all utility personnel, including lineworkers, substation workers, meter personnel, engineering, and customer service personnel.
The workshops are FREE to all IMPA members and member employees, and include all course materials, certificate of completion, and a complimentary lunch.  IMPA encourages all to register and attend.  
Franklin, Edinburgh get money for stormwater upgrades
Residents in Edinburgh and Franklin can look forward to better flowing stormwater pipes and less standing water in their yards.
Both communities were chosen to receive money to upgrade their stormwater systems. More than $9.3 million in grant money will be given to 11 cities and towns through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
Alliance Barrier Films working on expansion in Washington
WASHINGTON, IN - Less than two years ago Alliance Barrier Films was beginning operations off of Industrial Park Drive in Washington. Now the small start-up company is in the midst of an expansion that could double its operation.
Printing Business Consolidating Kentucky-Based Operations to Wayne County
RICHMOND, Ind. (Dec. 1, 2015) – Grafcor Inc., a large format printing company, announced plans today to consolidate its Edgewood, Kentucky-based operations to Richmond, creating up to 23 new jobs by 2016.
Groundbreaking Planned For NTN Plant in Anderson
ANDERSON - Officials in Anderson and from Columbus-based NTN Driveshaft Inc. are set to break ground next month on a $130 million manufacturing facility. The investment could involve more than 400 jobs in the Madison County city.
Three Hancock County business look to expand, add 120 jobs
Three business deals in the works could lead to up to 120 new jobs in Hancock County.


Indiana Municipal Power Agency and Crawfordsville Electric Light and Power celebrate new 3 MW solar park
Crawfordsville, IN – A new era of solar power was ushered in on Monday in Crawfordsville, where representatives from the community, Crawfordsville Electric Light and Power, and the Indiana Municipal Power Agency were on hand to celebrate the addition of a 3 megawatt (MW) solar park to the community.  The IMPA Crawfordsville Solar Park, owned and operated by IMPA, is the third such park that the Agency has brought online in the state of Indiana this year.
Solar powers C’ville future
Crawfordsville Electric Light and Power’s new solar field is only beginning of a new generation of renewable energy for Crawfordsville and the Indiana Municipal Power Agency. CEL&P Plant Manager Phil Goode said solar will help the environment while keeping prices stable.
Indiana Municipal Power Agency Celebrates Grand Opening of New Conference Facility
Carmel, IN– The Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) celebrated the conclusion of a yearlong construction project with the dedication of the Agency’s new conference center on Friday, August28.   The new meeting facility in Carmel opened to a crowd of representatives from the Agency’s 60 member communities and with several local and state dignitaries present.   
Registration now open for IMPA Community Workshop
IMPA Community Workshop
Crawfordsville named Stellar Community
The City of Crawfordsville has been named a recipient in the 2015 Stellar Communities Program, receiving up to a $1.5 million grant. The announcement came today during ceremonies at the Indiana State Fair. 
Stanley Black & Decker Adding 130+ New Jobs in Hancock County
GREENFIELD, Ind.  (May 19, 2015) – Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 136 new jobs by 2018.

Lebanon power tool company plans $6.8M expansion
A Lebanon-based tool manufacturing company on Monday announced plans to more than double the size of its workforce.
Jason Industries Expands Again in East Central Indiana
RICHMOND, Ind. (March 26, 2015) – Janesville Acoustics, a unit of Milwaukee-headquartered Jason Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: JASN and JASNW), announced plans today to establish a manufacturing plant in Richmond, creating up to 87 new jobs by 2016. 
Global Surface Treatment Solutions Provider Relocating Administrative Offices to Indiana

RICHMOND, Ind. (March 12, 2015) – Today at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors meeting, executives from Jason Finishing Group, a unit of Milwaukee-headquartered Jason Industries, Inc. that includes brands in the finishing segment such as Osborn, Jackson Lea, Lippert-Unipol and Sealeze, announced plans to relocate its North American administrative offices from Cleveland, Ohio to Richmond, Indiana. The relocation is expected to create up to 34 new jobs by 2015. 

Thailand-Based Group Picks Indiana for First Midwest Operations
ANDERSON, Ind. (March 10, 2015) – Royal Interpack North America Inc. (RPNA), a manufacturer of recycled plastic rigid food packaging, announced plans today to locate its operations here, creating up to 135 new jobs by 2018.
Machine Shop Looking to Double Workforce
EDINBURGH, Ind. - CL Tech, Inc., a precision, high-volume CNC machine shop, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 30 new jobs by 2018.
Donnelley to invest $15.9 million in Crawfordsville plant
RR Donnelley will invest $15.9 million to improve its four-color digital print operations at Crawfordsville.
In 2013, RR Donnelley moved $2 million worth equipment to Crawfordsville from an Illinois site without seeking tax abatements. That equipment has served between one and 100 copies per run.
North America’s Largest Wire & Cable Manufacturer Chooses Indiana for Growth
BREMEN, Ind.  (Nov. 10, 2014) – Southwire Company, a wire and cable manufacturer, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 105 new jobs by 2016.
Canadian Manufacturer Expanding Headquarters in Central Indiana
TORONTO (Oct. 8, 2014) – Governor Mike Pence joined executives from Skjodt-Barrett Foods, a 29-year-old Canadian specialty food manufacturer, in Ontario today to announce the company’s plans to expand its U.S. headquarters in Lebanon, Indiana, creating up to 97 new jobs by 2017.
Donnelly Welcomes CFTC Rule to Give Regulatory Relief to Public Utilities
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly welcomed the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) announcement that it approved a final rule to provide relief to public power utilities in Indiana and across the country in order to keep energy affordable for American families. This action is in line with Donnelly’s bipartisan Public Power Risk Management Act, legislation he introduced last December with Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK). Donnelly will continue to push for consideration of the bill, which seeks to provide a permanent legislative fix to the problem by clarifying provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This would level the playing field between public and private power utilities, once and for all. 
Auto supplier plans $73.5M plant in Boone County
A Japanese auto-parts supplier plans to invest $73.5 million to build and equip a 151,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Jamestown, near Interstate 74 in Boone County.
Wabash National Expanding in Frankfort
Lafayette-based Wabash National Corp. (NYSE: WNC) is planning to expand in Frankfort and add more than 100 jobs within five years. The transportation manufacturer says the success of its diversification strategy and continued composites business growth have led to the company outgrowing its space in Tippecanoe County. Wabash National plans to invest more than $2 million into the new facility, which it hopes to have up and running by the end of the year. The company says it will begin hiring next month.
Samtec to open new center in Scottsburg
NEW ALBANY — Global manufacturing company Samtec announced Wednesday it will launch a new facility in Scottsburg by the middle of next year, as about 300 jobs will be relocated to the plant.
New Solar Park in Richmond Begins Generating Power
Richmond, IN – Representatives from the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) and Richmond Power and Light (RP&L), along with Richmond city officials, cut the ribbon on a new electric generating facility in the community on Friday.  The IMPA Richmond Solar Park is a one megawatt solar facility capable of producing enough electricity to power approximately 200 homes. 
State Unveils Stellar Communities
Huntingburg and Wabash have been named Indiana's 2014 Stellar Communities.  Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann made the announcement this morning at the Indiana State Fair.  The communities will now have access to millions of dollars in funding for long-term economic development initiatives.  The other finalists were the cities of Decatur, marion and Mount Vernon as well as the town of Nashville.
Haas Hammers Out Lebanon Training Center Plan
Southern California-based machine tool builder Haas Automation Inc. will break ground Saturday in Boone County on a training center.  Vincennes University will operate the new $1.5 million Gene Haas Training Center in Lebanon which will offer Computer Numerical Control machinist training programs.
Baked goods manufacturer expanding into Boone County, creating 219 jobs by 2017
Maplehurst Bakeries, a manufacturer and seller of frozen bakery products for in-store and food service bakeries, announced plans today to expand its Indiana presence into Lebanon, creating up to 219 new jobs by 2017.
Crawfordsville Expansion to Create 300 Jobs
Montgomery County is in line for more than 300 new jobs as New York-based Penguin Random House LLC consolidates part of its U.S. distribution and fulfillment operations in Crawfordsville. The publisher is making a multi-million dollar investment to expand and renovate an existing facility. Penguin says the move will double annual book shipments and employment in the state. The work is expected to be complete in October.
Popcorn Facility Adds Jobs in Jasper County
RENSSELAER, Ind.  (June 11, 2014) – ConAgra Foods (NYSE:CAG), one of North America’s largest packaged foods companies, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 80 new jobs by 2015.

Indiana Municipal Power Agency breaks ground on new conference center and office building
Carmel, IN– The Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) broke ground on a new, 14,000 square foot conference center in Carmel on Friday, marking the beginning of a nine month project to construct a meeting and events center for IMPA and its members, as well as renovate an existing building to include expanded office space.  Representatives from the Agency, its member communities, and the City of Carmel Mayor’s Office were on hand to participate in the ceremony.
Automotive Supplier Adds Jobs in Marshall County
BREMEN, Ind.  (May 8, 2014) – Universal Bearings, LLC, a manufacturer of loose needles and needle bearings, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 78 new jobs by 2017.
Automotive Supplier Adds Jobs in Marshall County
BREMEN, Ind.  (May 8, 2014) – Universal Bearings, LLC, a manufacturer of loose needles and needle bearings, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 78 new jobs by 2017.BREMEN, Ind.  (May 8, 2014) – Universal Bearings, LLC, a manufacturer of loose needles and needle bearings, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 78 new jobs by 2017.BREMBREMEN, Ind.  (May 8, 2014) – Universal Bearings, LLC, a manufacturer of loose needles and needle bearings, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 78 new jobs by 2017.EN, Ind.  (May 8, 2014) – Universal Bearings, LLC, a manufacturer of loose needles and needle bearings, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 78 new jobs by 2017.
Musical Instrument Manufacturer Growing in Whitley County
SOUTH WHITLEY, Ind.  (May 7, 2014) – Fox Products, a manufacturer of double reed woodwind instruments, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 30 new jobs by 2017.
Jasper Engines & Transmissions Expanding in Southwest Indiana, 200+ Jobs
JASPER, Ind. (April 30, 2014) – Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann joined executives from Jasper Engines & Transmissions, an engine, differential and transmission remanufacturer, today to announce the company’s plans to expand its operations here, creating up to 235 new jobs by 2017.
Columbia City gets boost for downtown

Columbia City was recently approved for Indiana Main Street, a program designed to help breathe new life into business districts. It’s modeled after a federal program initiated when Jimmy Carter was president. A portion of Wells Street was designed as an Indiana Main Street participant about three years ago.

Custom Plastic Molding Producer Expanding Whitley County Operations
COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (April 22, 2014) – Precision Plastics, Inc., a custom plastic injection molder, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 15 new jobs by 2017.
Pork Processor to Open Second Indiana Facility
FRANKFORT, Ind. (April 21, 2014) – Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann joined executives from Indiana Packers Corporation, a pork products producer, today to announce the company's plans to locate its second Indiana facility here, creating up to 98 new jobs by 2016.
German Orthopedics Company Opens North American Operations in Indiana
BERLIN (April 17, 2014) – Governor Mike Pence joined executives from DOT GmbH, a medical coating technology provider, to announce the company’s plans to establish DOT America, Inc. (DOT) in Columbia City, Ind., creating up to 20 new high-wage jobs by 2016.
Indiana Municipal Power Agency Joins Hometown Connections Sales & Marketing Network
LAKEWOOD, Colo.(April 14, 2014) — Public power communities in Indiana will be learning about special offerings in metering, outage management, distributed generation, strategic planning, and other innovative products and services through a new partnership between the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) and Hometown Connections, the utility services subsidiary of the American Public Power Association (APPA).
State Labels Greenfield Site 'Shovel-Ready'
Greenfield, Ind. -- Indiana Shovel Ready (ISR) exists to certify development sites that are ready for private investment and market them to companies. The Energy Park site at 300 North and 400 West in Hancock County has met the requirements to be admitted into the program. Officials from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), co-administrators of the program, will present members of the Hancock Economic Development Council with a certificate officially accepting the site into ISR.
Cutting Tool Manufacturer to Open in Whitley County
COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (April 8, 2014) – PDQ Tooling, an indexable cutting tool manufacturer for the production machining industry, announced plans today to locate operations here, creating up to 45 new jobs by 2019.
Auto parts firm announces second big expansion in past 2 years
GREENFIELD — A Greenfield manufacturer of automotive nuts and bolts is investing $21.7 million in expansions and adding at least 25 jobs over the next two years.
Lebanon Utilities looks to solar power
Lebanon Utilities General Manager Jay McCoskey shared, at the Lebanon Board of Works at Monday, two projects he is working on to be more environmentally responsible.
Packaged Food Company Picks Clinton County for Distribution Center
FRANKFORT, Ind.  (Feb. 25, 2014) – ConAgra Foods (NYSE:CAG), one of North America’s largest packaged foods companies, announced plans today to open a new distribution center here, creating approximately 76 new jobs by 2015. 
Berry Plastics Adds to Four Indiana Manufacturing Operations
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Jan. 10, 2014) - Berry Plastics Corporation (NYSE: BERY) announced plans today to relocate equipment and related production from out-of-state locations to four Indiana manufacturing operations, creating up to 336 new jobs by the end of 2014.
Frankton absorbs new energy: New solar park coming to town
From the Anderson Herald Bulletin:

FRANKTON, Ind. — A power company will receive the green light for construction on a solar park in Frankton after a vote by the Town Council next Tuesday.

The Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) approached town officials about building a solar park a few months ago. Jack Brown, Frankton's clerk/treasurer, said there has been very little opposition to the measure from residents.


Daviess County Touts I-69 Impact
   An Indiana county is crediting the opening tof the I-69 extension for boosting the area economy.  The Daviess County Economic Development Corp. says 12 major projects have taken place so far in 2013, resulting in $38 million in new investment.  Executive Director Ron Arnold also says the growth has crreated hundres of openings in just about every ecconomic sector.
Accounts Receivable Firm Expanding in Wayne County
RICHMOND, Ind. (Nov. 4, 2013) - Finance System of Richmond, an accounts receivable management firm, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 42 new jobs by 2016
Film Packaging Manufacturer Grows Business in Daviess County
WASHINGTON, Ind. (Sept. 18, 2013) - Alliance Barrier Films, LLC, a high-barrier film processor for polyolefin products, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 48 new jobs by 2016.
IMPA presents Electricity 101 Workshop
IMPA is pleased to present "Electricity 101: A Municipal Perspective on the Electric Industry."
Equipment Manufacturer Expanding in Boone County
LEBANON, Ind. (May 13, 2013) - CNH Parts & Service, the product support division of agricultural and construction equipment maker CNH Global N.V. (NYSE: CNH), announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 100 new jobs by 2014.
Prairie State Generating Company's Power Plant Goes Live
MARISSA, IL – Unit 1 of the Prairie State Generating Company’s (PSGC) 1600-megawatt power plant went live today, coming under the control of PSGC, a significant milestone in the process of completing the largest coal-fueled power plant to be built in the United States since 1982. The power produced by PSGC will now be scheduled and sold on the power markets by the PSGC Owners for the benefit of municipal and electric cooperative retail customers throughout the eight states in PSGC’s footprint. Unit 2 is expected to move into commercial operations in late 2012.
Congressman Todd Young Shows Support for IMPA Efforts

Visit with IMPA communities highlights dedication to keep electric rates affordable in Indiana

IMPA featured on Fox 59 News segment
Ann Keil reports on electric bills increasing due to high air conditioning demands.
IMPA featured in Channel 13 news segment
Senator Dan Coats Shows Support for IMPA Efforts
GREENFIELD, IN – United States Senator Dan Coats was in Greenfield, Ind. on Thursday morning to show his support for Indiana electric customers and keeping their utility rates low.
IMPA Announces Program to Promote Energy Efficiency in Member Communities
(Carmel, IN)— The Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA), in cooperation with its 53 member utilities in Indiana and one wholesale power customer in Ohio, recently launched an energy efficiency program that encourages commercial and industrial customers to reduce their energy usage and save money.

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