German Subsidiary Growing in Whitley County
COLUMBIA CITY - Columbia City-based DOT America Inc. has announced plans to further expand operations in the Whitley County city. The company is proposing a $3.2 million investment to add to its current facility along with new equipment and a small number of jobs.
Logistics company targets Lebanon for 1,160 jobs
One of the country’s fastest-growing transportation and logistics companies is making plans to open a massive distribution center northwest of Indianapolis that could employ 1,160 workers.
Manufacturer Expanding in Whitley County
COLUMBIA CITY - Illinois-based Warner Electric LLC has announced plans to grow its Whitley County operations. Financial details of the expansion were not disclosed, however the Whitley County Economic Development Corp. says the manufacturer will add new equipment at its Columbia City facility and add jobs.
Chemical Distributor Investing in Richmond
RICHMOND - A Georgia-based company has acquired a Richmond facility that has been vacant for nearly 10 years and plans to set up a specialty chemical distribution operation. The Economic Development Corp. of Wayne County says Lintech International LLC is planning to invest $500,000 into renovations and improvements at the 120,000 square-foot building.
Manufacturer Growing Again in Columbia City
COLUMBIA CITY - Columbia City-based Precision Plastics Inc. is planning to add 32 jobs as part of an expansion. In addition to nearly 12,000 additional square-feet of space, the company says it will install new injection molding machinery as part of a $3 million investment.
City has new tool for economic development
ANDERSON — The Anderson Economic Development Department has a new tool that could help attract new investments or encourage the expansion of existing businesses.
GTI expanding Anderson plant for third time in a year
ANDERSON — Greenville Technology Inc. is planning a third expansion of its Anderson facilities in the past year.
Subaru supplier adding more than 100 Boone County jobs as part of $57M expansion
A joint venture of two Japanese companies announced on Wednesday that it plans to invest $57 million to double the size of its Boone County factory to 250,000 square feet, a move that's expected to create up to 103 jobs by 2020.
NTK to Break Ground on $100M Anderson Plant
Officials are set to break ground this morning on a 300,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Anderson. Japan-based NTK Precision Axle Corp. is investing more than $100 million to build the facility, which it says will create nearly 200 jobs by 2021.
Crawfordsville 'Stellar' Project Moving Forward
The mayor of Crawfordsville says the centerpiece project of the city's Stellar Communities designation has cleared a key hurdle. Todd Barton says the city has closed on a 24,000 square-foot building which will serve as the home of Fusion 54. The facility will promote collaboration and synergy among city and county agencies who will relocate there and will include 6,000 square-feet of coworking space, as well as the Wabash College Center for Innovation, Business and Entrepreneurship.
The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs applauds the dedication of Tipton’s Diana Theatre Mural
The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) took part in the dedication and unveiling of the Diana Theatre Mural on Saturday, May 13th in downtown Tipton. In the fall of 2016, the Tipton Main Street Association received a $10,000 OCRA Downtown Enhancement Grant (DEG) for the Diana Theatre facade improvement and mural project.
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. 
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. 

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.
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.
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.


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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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
Nestle Announces Anderson Expansion

ANDERSON, Ind. - Nestlé USA is proud to announce a major new expansion of its plant in Anderson, Ind., and the addition of a seventh production line. This represents a capital investment of more than $72 million, and will increase the production capacity for BOOST Complete Nutritional Drink and CARNATION BREAKFAST ESSENTIALS Drink as part of the line of beverages produced in Anderson.

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.
Wheelchair Vehicle Designer Growing Headquarters in Pulaski County
WINAMAC, Ind. (Aug. 12, 2013) - The Braun Corporation, a wheelchair lift and wheelchair vehicle manufacturer, announced plans today to expand its headquarters here, creating up to 70 new jobs by 2016.
Winona Powder Coating Announces Grand Opening at Etna Green Location
Etna Green – Winona Powder Coating, Inc. announces the grand opening of its new Etna Green Production Facility on August 9, 2013.  The Grand Opening of the 167,000 square foot Etna Green facility is a tremendous expansion from the current 30,000 square foot property in Mentone. The new facility has a state of the art powder coating line with a 5 stage washer, automatic and manual coating booths, and digitally controlled ovens, all of which are operated using the latest in industrial automation.  The new line can coat parts up to 72 inches high by 36 inches wide and up to 24 feet in length.  With this facility, Winona Powder is responding to customers’ demand to expand its coating offerings, which will create additional jobs in the community.  “This is an exciting announcement for Kosciusko County and their residence. Winona Powder Coating, Inc. relocation to the vacant building brings new investment, new jobs and state of the art technology to the town of Etna Green,” noted George Robertson, President of Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation.
Richmond's Johns Manville Receives $68554 For Energy Efficient Improvements
(Richmond, Indiana) – Johns Manville, a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building insulation, commercial roofing, roof insulation and specialty products, has earned a significant rebate check from Energizing Indiana, Richmond Power & Light and the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) for energy efficient improvements to its Richmond Insulation Systems facility.  Through its participation in Energizing Indiana’s Commercial & Industrial Prescriptive Rebate Program, Johns Manville received a $68,554 rebate for implementing energy efficient lighting improvements designed to help the facility reduce its energy usage and promote cost savings as well.  
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.

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