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Archery & Tech Firm Grows in Steuben County

ASHLEY, Ind. (March 4, 2014) – Technology Solutions, Inc., a firm specializing in medical software and archery equipment, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 26 new jobs by 2016. The homegrown-Hoosier company will invest $1.89 million to purchase, renovate and equip a 20,280 square-foot facility at 101 Shea Drive in Ashley. The facility is expected to begin operations by this summer. “Innovative companies like…

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Michigan Recycling Company Chooses Steuben County for New Facility

FREMONT, Ind. (Nov. 19, 2013) - PADNOS Plastics Solutions, Inc., a division of PADNOS, a full-service recycling company, announced plans today to locate its first Indiana plastics facility here, creating up to 22 new jobs by 2016. The Holland, Mich.-based company will purchase, renovate and equip a new 120,000 square-foot facility located at 803 S. Reed St. in Fremont. The expansion, which will be fully operational by early 2014, will allow the company to operate…

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Packaging Systems Company Adding Jobs in Steuben County

HAMILTON, Ind. (Nov. 26, 2013) - Rieke Corporation, a global manufacturer and distributor of specialty, highly-engineered closure and dispensing systems, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 15 new jobs by 2016.  The Auburn, Ind.-headquartered company, a subsidiary of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based TriMas Corporation, will invest $7.5 million to equip its existing 73,360 square-foot facility located at 2855 E. Bellefontaine Road in…

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Hudson company plans $5.2 million investment

HUDSON, Ind. (August 27, 2013) - The Cold Heading Company, headquartered in Warren, Michigan announced plans to invest $950,000 in a 20,000 sft. building expansion in Hudson, Indiana.  Plans also call for $4.2 million in new machinery and equipment to be installed in the coming months.  According to company officials, the expansion will result in five new jobs added to the existing 49 employees currently at the Hudson facility. The Cold Heading Company is…

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Electri-Tec expands Angola operations

ANGOLA, Ind. (August 19, 2013) Electric-Tec, LLC, a manufacturer of power cords, wire harnesses and electronic equipment for medical, agriculture, automotive and other industries, announced plans to expand its existing Angola operation. The company was acquired by Fort Wayne-based Khorporate Holdings, Inc. in November 2012 and has enjoyed a 25 percent growth rate in the first half of 2013. Since acquiring the business, Electric-Tec has invested nearly $100,000 in…

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LaGrange Products pursues steady growth

FREMONT, Ind. (June 18, 2013) - The original founders, Ralph Blue, Lloyd Junker and Charles Sparks, brought LaGrange Products to Fremont, Indiana 50 years ago. Lynn Blue, President of LaGrange Products, Inc. has been with the company since then. It seems the small town and family owned business worked well together. The company has been before the Fremont Town Council seeking support for their growth each of the past three years, adding six new…

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PakLab granted abatement for 2012 growth

ORLAND, IND. (May 14, 2013) - The Orland Town Council approved a waiver for Universal Packaging Systems, Inc. (DBA: PakLab), allowing the Chino, California based company to qualify for property tax abatement for investments made in 2012.  PakLab invested nearly $1.3 million in new packaging equipment for the Orland facility and added 40 new jobs in 2012.  The decision was made and equipment installed on a fast pace, to respond to customer…

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Agribusiness adds new facility in Steuben County

ORLAND, Ind. (April 9, 2013) – Lord’s Seed, LLC, an agricultural production company, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 16 new jobs by 2016.The Howe, Ind.-headquartered company will invest $13 million to construct and equip an 18,000 square-foot seed drying facility on its 10-acre campus located at 9900 W. Maple St. in Orland, bringing the company’s total footprint in the community to 45,000 square feet.…

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Chapman’s Brewing Company takes root in Angola

ANGOLA, Ind. (March 19, 2013) - The Angola City Council welcomed Chapman’s Brewing Company to town at its March 18th City Council meeting.  On a unanimous vote, the Council approved tax abatement on an estimated investment in real property improvements of $150,000 and new machinery and equipment of $400,000.  Chapman’s Brewing Company is a start-up enterprise with plans for ale cider production in Angola, with sales and distribution…

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Koester Metals relocating headquarters to Fremont

FREMONT, Ind. (Feb. 27, 2013) - Koester Metals, Inc. (KMI), a manufacturer of sheet metal fabrications and enclosures, announced plans today to relocate its headquarters from Defiance, Ohio to here, creating up to 44 new jobs by 2018. "KMI is the latest company to look across the border and take notice of Indiana's business-friendly climate," said Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. "Our fiscal stability, robust…

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