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Kain Tool announces Orland expansion plans

ORLAND, Ind. (February 12, 2013) - Kain Tool, Inc., located in Orland, Indiana announced plans to expand its building, add equipment and hire additional employees to meet growing demand for their workholding solutions.  The company was established by Rodney and Melody Kain in 1986 as a home-based, general machine shop.  Opportunities to design and build assembly line components precipitated relocation into a 10,000 sq. ft. building in the Orland Industrial Park in 2008.  Rodney’s sons,…

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Steuben County Job & Career Fair

ANGOLA, Ind. (January 22, 2013) - The Steuben Community Job/Career Fair  will take place on Thursday, January 24th from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Steuben County Community Center at 317 South Wayne Street, Angola.  This is a  free event which will allow local companies the opportunity to reach out to the community, educate the public on they do, market open positions and talk with prospective employees in an effort to help meet current and/or future hiring needs. The community will also…

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Angola moves forward with investment fund

ANGOLA, Ind. (December 18, 2012) - The Angola City Council took the initial step in creating a fund that will support small business growth and new business start-up at its December 17th meeting.  The Council agreed to invest up to $1 million in a fund specifically designed to provide low-interest loans and investment capital to startup and small businesses.   Mayor Hickman and Council members Dave Martin and Kathy Armstrong presented the preliminary information to the City Council to…

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Dedication of new locomotive maintenance facility

HUDSON, Ind. (October 26, 2012) - Owners of the Indiana Northeastern Railroad, along with the Town of Hudson, Steuben County Commissioners and Steuben County Economic Development Corporation gathered today to dedicate the Railroad’s newly completed locomotive maintenance facility.  The $1.6 million facility was designed as a one-of-a-kind facility to serve the maintenance needs of the short line railroad headquartered in Hillsdale, Michigan.  Features of the building include three…

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Automotive parts supplier expanding in Steuben County

ANGOLA, Ind. (Sept. 17, 2012) - Autoform Tool & Manufacturing, Inc. (ATM) announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 95 new jobs by 2016. The home-grown Hoosier company, which currently operates in nearby Fremont, Ind., plans to expand its current operations and workforce to Angola, investing approximately $10 million to purchase, renovate and equip facilities at 1501 Wohlert St. The 10-acre Angola campus, which includes two buildings offering a combined…

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LaGrange Products celebrates 50 years

FREMONT, Ind. (August 10, 2012) — LaGrange Products Inc. will be requesting a tax abatement from the Fremont Redevelopment Commission. The request will be made at Tuesday’s meeting, which will take place at 10 a.m. at the Fremont Town Hall, 205 N. Tolford St. Fremont Town Manager Chris Snyder said the company, 607 S. Wayne St., is making the request to acquire more manufacturing equipment to stay competitive in its market. LaGrange Products, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary,…

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Process improvements lead to growth for IMP

ANGOLA, Ind. (June 11, 2012) – Indiana Marine Products has been manufacturing components for the recreational vehicle industry for nearly three decades.  The last thing Mike Peters saw himself doing when he and his venture capital partners acquired the company in 2003 was taking over day-to-day operations.  Yet after spending several months at the facility in Angola, Mike and his partners were faced with a decision – divest of the asset, which may have included shuttering the doors or…

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Steuben supports rail rehabilitation

STEUBEN, Ind. (May 15, 2012) - Steuben County Council approved a $1.25 million loan to Indiana Northeastern Railroad for track improvements at its May 15, 2012 meeting.  Approval follows several months discussion regarding the need to upgrade sections of rail between the Dekalb County line and Michigan State line.  Approximately five of the 18 miles have already been upgraded from 85 lbs. rail to 115 lbs. rail.  The remaining 13 miles will be completed before the end of the year, thanks…

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Airport project takes flight

ANGOLA, Ind. (April 10, 2012) — Persistence paid off as the Steuben County Aviation Board and elected officials finally broke ground on a hangar/terminal at the Tri-State Steuben County Airport Monday. The hangar/terminal will cost around $1.6 million and will provide year-round access so jets and airplanes don’t ice up in the winter. It will include part of the the second floor that will include a pilot’s lounge and an elevator to access that level. The aviation board has been trying…

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Hamilton company adding 40 new jobs

HAMILTON, Ind. (March 17, 2012) — A Hamilton company is expanding and expects to add 40 jobs this year, officials said. AZZ Galvanizing at 7825 S. Homestead Drive plans to invest $2 million on an 18,000-square-foot building expansion and up to $4 million on new machinery and equipment, company officials told the Hamilton Town Council Thursday. The council granted a property tax abatement on the new investment. The Hamilton plant will add the 40 new hires to its current workforce of 82…

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