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Hamilton grants incentive to Triton Metal Products

KPC News Service Mar 16, 2019 HAMILTON — The Hamilton Town Council has granted a property-tax incentive to Triton Metal Products for its expansion project. The company has been granted a five-year tax abatement on its investment of $1.5 million in real estate and $1.9 million on personal property in the form of new equipment. The company will save an estimated $178,651 in taxes, said Hester Stouder, Hamilton clerk-treasurer. Triton will expand its existing building in Hamilton’s…

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High school students get a look at construction trades

By Mike Marturello mmarturello@kpcmedia.com Mar 6, 2019 ANGOLA — Randy Strebig started out in the construction business as a young man, fresh out of school, building sheds and selling them to people. That developed into a successful career in the general contracting business, Strebig Construction, which builds everything from houses to significant commercial buildings, including the hangar at the Tri-State Steuben County Municipal Airport. Strebig, who splits his time between Lake…

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Angola, Steuben County Indiana Tied for 10th Again in 2018 Top Micorpolitans

Angola, Steuben County Tied for 10th again on Top 100 Micropolitans for 2018 National Recognition Angola, Indiana, March 4, 2019:  Angola ranks tied for 10th on the Top 100 Micropolitans list from Site Selection Magazine for the seventh year in a row, making this list twelve out of the last thirteen years. In 2018, Steuben County had seven projects that qualified to make this list based in Angola, IN. Site Selection’s Conway Projects Database focuses on new corporate facility…

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Construction career workshop next week

KPC News Service Mar 1, 2019 ANGOLA — The Steuben County Economic Development Corp. is hosting a Construction Career Workshop next week. This is a one-day hands-on workshop for high school juniors and seniors to experience career opportunities in the construction trades at The Enterprise Center, 907 S. Wayne St., Angola. The event will be held Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The workshop will educate high school students about construction industry career options and help bridge…

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Angola, Steuben honored for permitting excellence

KPC News Service Feb 27, 2019 FORT WAYNE — Angola and Steuben County were honored at a permitting recognition reception Feb. 20 hosted by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and HPG Network, a news release said. “The City of Angola has been a proud participant of the Permitting Excellence Coalition since its inception in 2013. We have worked hard to update, streamline and simplify our permitting processes to ensure a more efficient and transparent experience for our residents,…

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I&M grant helps promote Steuben

KPC News Service Feb 22, 2019 FORT WAYNE — Indiana Michigan Power is helping Steuben County attract growing industries that will bring more job choices to local residents, create a larger tax base and help the dynamic communities grow, an I&M news release said. The county of 101 lakes in the northeastern corner of Indiana offers great location, a vibrant quality of life and already has a strong manufacturing base. The county is well-poised to welcome emerging industries, including…

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Angola updating comprehensive plan

By Ashlee Hoos ahoos@kpcmedia.com Feb 20, 2019 ANGOLA — The Angola Common Council approved an agreement for $40,000 to HWC Engineering, Indianapolis, for an update to the city comprehensive plan on Monday. According to documents provided, the intent of the update is to consolidate the recommendations of recent planning efforts, including economic development plans, a housing study and America’s Best Communities planning into a singular document that unifies a vision for the…

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TrineOnline offers enhanced path to degrees

KPC News Service Feb 19, 2019 FORT WAYNE — Trine University is enhancing and expanding its online degree programs with the launch of TrineOnline, a new approach designed to be convenient and cost-effective for students seeking to complete an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree. The launch comes a month after Trine was recognized by U.S. News and World Report in its annual listing of Best Online Programs. The university’s new TrineOnline division will eventually be headquartered…

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Business Weekly names 40 under 40 honorees

KPC News Service Feb 16, 2019 FORT WAYNE — Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly announced today the 2019 winners of its prestigious Forty Under 40 Awards that honor 40 individuals 39 years of age and younger who go above and beyond at work and in the community to make a difference. These young northeast Indiana professionals were chosen by a panel of distinguished judges from a record-breaking number of entries. “It’s amazing to see how these entrepreneurs are working to make this a…

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Steuben part of Toll Road marketing compact

KPC News Service  Feb 15, 2019 ANGOLA — Steuben County is one of the early participants in a new partnership to promote tourism and economic development along the Indiana Toll Road.   The emerging partnership with the Indiana Toll Road, South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and other counties will promote tourism and economic development along Interstate 80/90, it was announced on Wednesday.   “We are pleased to partner with the Indiana Toll Road and our (convention and…

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