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Startup support program off to a Quick Start for Entrepreneurs

(August 28, 2011) By Barry Rochford barryr@kpcnews.net Beginning in September, some northeast Indiana entrepreneurs could receive assistance through a program called Quick Start that will precede an even larger startup support effort to be rolled out next year. JumpStart Inc., a Cleveland-based nonprofit, has been working for the past year on creating entrepreneurial action plans across northern Indiana. The organization, which helps entrepreneurs with their business plans, invests in…

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Solar Company Expanding in Steuben County

HAMILTON, Ind. (July 21, 2011) – Solar Usage Now announced it is expanding its operations in the town of Hamilton in Steuben County. The company will invest $620,000. in addition, will create 35 new jobs over a three-year period.       Solar Usage Now is a designer, assembler and distributor of solar thermal hot water and space heating systems. The company will be moving its operations from nearby Harlan, Ind., where it is co-located with its parent company, Our Country Home…

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Environmental friends

FREMONT, Ind. (May 10, 2011) - Metaldyne of Fremont was inducted into the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Environmental Stewardship Program Thursday. Metaldyne was inducted by IDEM Commissioner Thomas Easterly in a special ceremony attended by pictured employees. A manufacturer of automobile accessories, Metaldyne received the award for replacing light fixtures in the facility with T8 fluorescent fixtures, that will result in a reduction of 446,343 kilowatts used.…

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Steffy Wood Products to add 38 jobs

ANGOLA, Ind. (July 20, 2010) - Angola and Steuben County economic development officials announced 38 new jobs for the community and a building expansion Monday night. Steffy Wood Products is expanding its operation by 20,000 square feet and will add up to 38 jobs. The council approved tax abatements for the company. Steffy Wood Products, a manufacturer of early childhood wood furniture for schools and daycares, will invest more than $2.3 million to add 20,000 square feet of additional…

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