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PakLab expands Orland operations

ORLAND, Ind.  (March 10, 2014) – PakLab, a flexible packaging manufacturer specializing in custom flexible packing and co-packing, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 15 new jobs by 2016. The Chino, Calif.-based company, with corporate offices in Commack, N.Y., will invest $1.19 million to equip its current 100,000 square-foot facility in Orland. The new equipment, which will be installed by this fall, will allow the company to promote sustainability…

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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 Technology Solutions find their niche in…

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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 Hamilton. The expansion,…

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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 its plastics division…

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Angola fund accepting applications

ANGOLA, Ind. (October 1, 2013) - Earlier in 2013, the City of Angola announced intentions to create an investment fund designed to support start-up and small business growth in the City.  The Angola Investment Fund received final approval of the Angola City Council on September 23rd, and is funded with $1 million form the City’s Major Moves fund.  The Major Moves fund was created following the lease of the Indiana Toll Road to a Spanish-Australian consortium in 2006.  Major Moves funds…

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New IEDC Director proud of NE Indiana

ANGOLA, Ind. (September 13, 2013) — As the state’s new director of the Indiana Economic Development Corp., Eric Doden is proud of his home region of northeast Indiana, but in his new role, he has to serve all of Indiana. “I couldn’t be more proud of this region,” Doden said in a meeting of the Steuben County Industrial Guild held at Witmer Clubhouse at Trine University’s Zollner Golf Course. Doden grew up in Butler in DeKalb County, lived in Auburn and currently calls Allen County his…

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Freedom Academy and City of Angola form partnership

ANGOLA, Ind. (September 4, 2013) - The City of Angola signed an agreement with the Freedom Academy at the City Council’s September 3rd meeting. The agreement is for a recently acquired city-owned building at 306 West Mill Street.  According to the agreement, use of the building by the Freedom Academy is limited to classrooms to conduct classes and courses, workshops, lectures, and hands on instruction.  The goal of the classroom work is to allow students to master, enhance performance…

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iMAN a national broadband leader

ANGOLA, Ind. (August 27, 2013) — The Indiana Metropolitan Area Network that provides a fiber optics system in Steuben County is one that is touted across the country. The iMAN system, which provides a fiber optics system to business, government, health care and education entities in Steuben County, has been in operation some 14 years. iMAN is an arm of the Steuben County Community Foundation and operates as a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide fiber connectivity at a low…

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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 a privately held company that…

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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 new equipment and has…

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