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Friday, January 17 2020

Des Moines, IA -- The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board approved awards for one legacy company in Fort Madison, which will assist in the creation of 91 jobs and result in nearly $32 million in new capital investment for the state. The board also approved innovation funding in support of startups located in Ames, Iowa City, West Des Moines and West Liberty.

Manufacturer expands production in Fort Madison
Conagra Foods Packaged Foods, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Conagra Brands, Inc. and one of North America’s leading branded foods companies. Conagra’s brands include Birds Eye®, Healthy Choice®, Banquet®, Marie Callender’s®, Chef Boyardee® and Gardein®. In October 2018, Conagra acquired Pinnacle Foods, Inc., including the manufacturing location in Fort Madison.

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Friday, January 17 2020

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana to complete modernization project, add new jobs

Princeton, IN -- Governor Eric J. Holcomb joined top Toyota executives at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI), one of only four Toyota automotive assembly facilities in the U.S., as the company announced an additional $700 million investment in its Princeton operations and the addition of 150 more new jobs by the end of 2022, completing the transformation of its plant modernization project announced in January 2017.

"Hoosier manufacturers are driving our economy forward, building the products that power our world every day," said Gov. Holcomb. "For more than 20 years, Toyota has been providing quality career opportunities and helping train Indiana's future workforce. I am so grateful that Toyota remains committed to Indiana, and am thankful for all they are doing to continue making Indiana the best place to live, work and play.”

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Thursday, November 21 2019

Company partners with city of Fishers, Energy Systems Network to launch autonomous microtransit pilot program 

Fishers, IN -- PerceptIn, a visual intelligence technology company specializing in autonomous driving solutions, announced plans to relocate its global headquarters from California to Indiana and create up to 160 new, high-wage jobs by the end of 2022. 

"As a state, we're laser focused on creating an ecosystem that encourages innovation across the board, allowing companies like PerceptIn to develop products geared for the future," Governor Eric J. Holcomb said. "PerceptIn’s decision to move its global headquarters to central Indiana is a testament to our state’s pro-growth business climate and commitment to innovation, and we're so grateful they chose the Hoosier state to call home."

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Tuesday, October 15 2019

Plainfield, IN -- LifeNet Health, a global provider of life sciences and regenerative medicine solutions, announced its expansion into Indiana as President and CEO Rony Thomas joined state and local officials to cut the ribbon on its new facility in Hendricks County. To support its growth, the company has already created 45 new jobs in Indiana and plans to grow its team up to 127 employees by the end of 2023.

"It's a day of celebration as we welcome another growing, innovative company to Indiana,” said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). “LifeNet Health is in great company here, joining an ecosystem of more than 1,750 life sciences firms that are developing life-enhancing and life-saving solutions. I’m confident the state’s skilled workforce and talent pipeline will contribute to LifeNet’s growth and continued ability to serve patients.”

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Wednesday, October 09 2019

Westfield, IN -- Gordon Food Service, a privately-held, family-managed food service distributor, announced plans to expand its Indiana footprint, establishing a distribution center in Westfield. The company, which currently operates multiple Gordon Food Service stores across Indiana, plans to create more than 400 new jobs by the end of 2025. 
"It's an extremely exciting day for Indiana as we celebrate another fantastic company growing in our state and creating hundreds of quality career opportunities for Hoosiers," said Governor Eric J. Holcomb. "With options all over the Midwest and around the world, Gordon Food Service chose Indiana to launch its new distribution center, and I couldn't be more grateful. We'll continue working to take Indiana's business environment to the next level, ensuring their future success in Indiana."

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Tuesday, September 10 2019
Indiana Strengthens Transpacific Business, Cultural Connections in Tokyo

Governor & First Lady conclude economic development trip to Japan and South Korea, highlighting importance of global relationships

Tokyo, Japan -- Governor Eric J. Holcomb concluded a seven-day economic development trip to Asia today after meeting with business, industry and government leaders in Japan and South Korea. Today, Gov. Holcomb and the delegation met with leadership of two of Indiana’s largest Japanese companies – Subaru Corporation and Honda Motor Company – and hosted a Friends of Indiana reception, welcoming more than 300 stakeholders who contribute to the strong Indiana-Japan relationship. 

“The importance of our relationship with Japan cannot be overstated,” Gov. Holcomb said. “The opportunity to strengthen ties with our Japanese partners and discuss new opportunities for investment is invaluable and will lead to further growth in our state. I’m particularly grateful for the time we spent with leadership from Subaru, Toyota and Honda. With their continued success, Indiana will remain the top advanced manufacturing state in the nation.”

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Thursday, August 15 2019

Indianapolis, IN -- Hoosier Logistics Inc. (Hoosier), a logistics and supply chain management provider, announced plans to grow its operations in Indiana through multiple expansions, scaling its corporate office in Indianapolis and adding its first satellite office in Fort Wayne, more than doubling its Indiana workforce by adding up to 45 new jobs over the next few years.

“As the Crossroads of America and state with the most pass-through highways, Indiana is the prime location for logistics companies like Hoosier to flourish,” said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). “As a state, we won’t stop delivering on our commitment to cultivating a pro-growth, business-friendly environment so job creators like Hoosier can continue driving their business forward in all corners of our state.”

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Monday, July 29 2019

Indianapolis, IN -- Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett joined executives from eHealth Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH), a private online health insurance exchange, as the company announced the establishment of its new Eastern U.S. Technology and Operations Headquarters (HQE) in Indianapolis, which is expected to employ up to 500 Hoosiers by the end of 2023.

“Indiana’s pro-growth economic environment continues to attract innovative companies like eHealth to establish roots in our state,” said Gov. Holcomb. “I’m extremely grateful to see a Hoosier CEO bring business and new career opportunities back to Indiana. I’m confident that our business community and skilled workforce will play an integral role in eHealth’s growth and success for years to come.”

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Tuesday, July 16 2019

Indianapolis, IN -- TOC Logistics International, a global logistics management organization, announced plans to grow its Indiana-based headquarters, creating up to 87 new jobs in Indianapolis by the end of 2023.

“As the Crossroads of America, our state is a hub for logistics and transportation, supporting an industry with 20 percent more jobs than the national average," said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. "Indiana is well positioned to support companies like TOC Logistics that serve clients across the country, and our pro-growth business climate ensures that they can expand and create new Hoosier jobs with confidence.”

The company, which develops custom solutions that result in efficient global supply chains for a variety of industries, is investing more than $1.8 million to expand its headquarters to meet demand from its growing client base. TOC Logistics currently occupies approximately 6,100 square feet at 2601 Fortune Circle Dr. in Indianapolis and plans to move to 5420 W. Southern Ave., doubling its footprint in a new 12,000-square-foot office this fall. The new space will include high-tech conference technology, new furniture, updated work stations and a variety of amenities.

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Wednesday, July 03 2019

Roanoke, IN -- Universal Dedicated of Fort Wayne (Universal Dedicated), a full-service provider of customized transportation and logistics solutions, announced plans to expand its Indiana operations, creating up to 130 new jobs in Allen County by the end of 2020. 

"Companies like Universal Dedicated are helping us take Indiana’s economy to the next level," said Governor Eric J. Holcomb. " As the Crossroads of America, we are perfectly positioned to help companies reach customers across the Midwest, across the country and around the globe. I will continue to be laser-focused on enhancing our infrastructure network so that Universal Dedicated can help to drive our economy forward."

The company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Logistics, will invest $25 million to expand its footprint, building out approximately 10 acres at Fogwell Parkway in Roanoke. The new site, which will serve as a holding yard and house transportation assets and dispatch operations offices, will allow the company to increase efficiencies in its regional transportation services. Construction and equipment purchases are set to begin early fall 2019 and be complete by the end of the year.

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Tuesday, June 18 2019

Plans Major Indiana Expansion, 800+ Jobs

Jeffersonville, IN -- PharmaCord, a privately-held health care solutions provider offering customized patient support services for the life sciences industry, announced plans to establish operations in Clark County. With its growth, the company plans to create up to 850 new jobs by the end of 2023. 

“It’s an exciting day for Indiana and the city of Jeffersonville as we welcome PharmaCord to the Hoosier state,” said Governor Eric J. Holcomb. “Indiana has quickly established itself as a global leader in life sciences, gaining national recognition and attracting new businesses from around the world. I’m confident that Indiana’s pro-business environment and talented workforce will allow the company to grow and thrive here as they work to deliver critical health care solutions.”

The Louisville, Kentucky-based company will invest more than $52 million to launch its Indiana operations at the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville, initially leasing two floors at America Place's Gallery Building at 101 Logistics Ave. and later constructing and equipping an 80,000-square-foot facility at 850 Trey Street.

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Wednesday, June 05 2019

Evansville, IN -- EFP, LLC, a leading manufacturer and converter of expanded foam protective packaging, announced plans to locate its 4th U.S. manufacturing location in the Vanderburgh Industrial Park, creating 29 new jobs by 2020.

"We're thrilled EFP has selected Vanderburgh County for its fourth manufacturing facility," said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). "EFP's commitment to add an additional Indiana manufacturing operation is a testament to the pro-growth business climate that we work hard to provide every day. Indiana leads the nation in manufacturing because of companies like EFP, and we're thrilled to watch its continued success in our state."

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Tuesday, May 14 2019

Whitestown, IN -- Opus Packaging Group, a corrugated packaging and supplies manufacturer, announced plans to establish operations in Whitestown, creating up to 43 new jobs by the end of 2022. 

"As a state, we're working hard to maintain a pro-growth business climate that supports job growth and attracts new companies like Opus Packaging from across the country and around the world," said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. "Today's announcement is yet another signal that Indiana's economy is on the move. Opus Packaging's decision to locate here further strengthens our reputation as a national leader in manufacturing, and it will result in even more quality career opportunities for Hoosiers." 

The Caledonia, Michigan-based company will invest nearly $3 million over the next few years to construct and equip a new facility located in Park 130 in Whitestown. Once complete, the new production facility will total 170,000 square feet and house several new pieces of machinery to produce a full range of products, allowing the company to increase its production for clients in Indiana and other parts of the Midwest. Construction on the building is underway and expected to be complete by July 2019. 

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Monday, May 06 2019

Rushville, IN -- Cormo USA Inc., which utilizes technology to turn corn field waste into sustainable products, announced plans to establish operations in Rushville, creating up to 250 new, high-wage jobs by the end of 2023. 

“Indiana’s economy is increasingly global, and we are excited to welcome yet another international company to the Hoosier state,” Governor Eric J. Holcomb said. “With strong roots in agriculture and a flourishing tech sector, Indiana is the perfect destination for innovative companies like Cormo USA to locate as they work to develop and refine critical solutions.” 

The company, which was incorporated as a joint venture between Switzerland-based Cormo AG and Florida-based Sustainable Projects Group Inc. in 2018, will invest approximately $29.5 million to establish its first U.S. production plant in Indiana, constructing and equipping a state-of-the-art facility on 10 acres in the Commerce Park at Rushville. The new facility, which the company plans to break ground on this summer, will process maize straw from up to 150,000 acres of corn fields each year into a 100 percent sustainable peat moss substitute (TEFA) for agricultural uses and into foam products (BABS) for material science uses. This patented process has been utilized at the company’s pilot plant in France since 2016. 

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Friday, April 26 2019

Greenwood, IN -- California Custom Fruits and Flavors Inc., a food processing company that develops and manufactures custom value-added fruit and flavor ingredients for the dairy, bakery, beverage and food service industries, announced plans to establish its first Midwest manufacturing operations in Greenwood.  
“We’re thrilled to welcome California Custom Fruits and Flavors to the Hoosier state,” said Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indiana Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “Our state’s business-friendly atmosphere and diverse agriculture industry, combined with a sophisticated transportation network, makes Indiana an excellent destination for their first Midwest operation.” 

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Thursday, April 11 2019

Carmel, IN -- Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) President Elaine Bedel joined local officials and executives from BCforward, a global information technology consulting and staffing firm, as the company announced plans today to expand its operations in Hamilton County. As part of its growth, the company plans to create up to 300 new jobs by 2021 and establish a new digital training center to help ensure employees and customers are on the forefront of the latest skills and trends in information technology and other services.

“Thanks to companies like BCforward, tech jobs in central Indiana are growing at a rate more than double the U.S. average, creating quality opportunities for Hoosiers to advance their careers,” said Bedel. “As the Crossroads of America and a hub for growing technology, Indiana is the ideal location for global firms working with and serving customers across the country and around the world. BCforward’s commitment to advancing innovation and digital skills training is yet another step forward for this burgeoning sector, and we look forward to the many contributions they will make to our tech community here in Indiana.”

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Tuesday, April 09 2019

Firm processes protein foods from plants

Shelbyville, IN -- Shelbyville has been chosen as the site for what is expected to be the largest facility in North America for producing plant-based protein foods. Greenleaf Foods, SPC announced that it will invest $310 million in the new plant and create as many as 460 jobs by the end of 2022.

The announcement was made during a ground breaking ceremony attended by Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger.

Greenleaf makes the foods under brands including Lightlife Foods and Field Roast Grain Meat Co., the top two brands in the refrigerated alternative protein category. Greenleaf is a wholly owned subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. of Mississaugu, Ontario. Greenleaf was established in 2018 and is headquartered in Chicago. Greenleaf operates facilities in Seattle and Turner Falls, Mass.

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Friday, April 05 2019

Munice, IN -- Accutech Systems, a software company providing innovative wealth management solutions, announced plans to expand its operations in Indiana, investing in a new headquarters facility in downtown Muncie. With this growth, the company will nearly double its Delaware County workforce, planning to reach at least 100 local employees by 2023. 

“Indiana's tech community is on a roll thanks to the spirit and commitment of Hoosier entrepreneurs and innovators across the state," said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. "Companies like Accutech are not only helping advance our economy by developing new solutions with 21st century technology, they're also propelling our communities forward. With this announcement, it is clear that Accutech will be a true partner in enhancing the quality of place in the Muncie area and in supporting the continued momentum of Indiana’s tech industry and workforce."

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Monday, March 11 2019

Evansville, IN -- Atlas World Group Inc., which is composed of a portfolio of companies that delivers transportation and related services globally through a network of agents and select service partners, announced plans to expand its Vanderburgh County headquarters. The company will move its international relocation services to Evansville from Seattle while separately forming a new leasing company, AWG Equipment Leasing Inc. to offer competitive financing to its agents and owner-operators. With this growth, the company plans to add up to 75 new jobs in Indiana by the end of 2023. 

"To take our economy to the next level, we need to keep attracting companies like Atlas World Group to locate and grow in Indiana," said Governor Eric J. Holcomb. "We are grateful for their commitment and we'll continue to do our part to build on this momentum by sustaining our pro-business climate and show businesses large and small why Indiana is the best state to live, work, grow, play and stay."

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Tuesday, March 05 2019

Columbus, IN -- OSR Inc., a manufacturer of automotive fasteners, announced plans to increase its manufacturing production in Columbus, breaking ground on a new $7 million expansion that will support its future growth in Indiana.
"OSR’s decision to expand in Indiana continues a long-standing tradition of Japanese manufacturers choosing our state for growth," Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger said. "We're proud of and grateful for our strong cultural and economic ties with Japan. Indiana is home to more than 290 Japanese business facilities that support thousands of quality jobs across the state, and we look forward to continued growth as companies like OSR grow and create even more career opportunities for Hoosiers."

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Thursday, January 24 2019

Indianapolis, IN — Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett joined executives from Kerauno, a communications workflow software company, as the company announced plans to expand its operations here, selecting Indianapolis to serve as its official headquarters as the scaleup continues to grow. With this expansion, Kerauno plans to increase its Indiana team up to 140 by 2022.
“Central Indiana’s tech community just keeps thriving with an impressive number of tech companies, like Kerauno, choosing to expand operations and continue to grow in our state,” said Gov. Holcomb. “Through our commitment to building a skilled workforce and our business-friendly environment, we continue cultivating opportunities for innovation and growth in Indiana.”

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Monday, December 17 2018

Shovel-ready site includes 184 acres

Shelbyville, IN -- A shovel-ready industrial site adjoining Interstate 74 in Shelbyville has been acquired by the Shelbyville Redevelopment Commission, the parties announced.

The 184-acre location, which is next to Exit 116 on I-74 and nearly tabletop flat, was assembled from two tracts owned by First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville and Krone, a German farm equipment manufacturer that considered a third tract for its North American headquarters.

“This industrial has park has fantastic potential,” said Brian Asher, executive director of Shelby County Development Corp., an arm of the city and Shelby County. “It has all the infrastructure in place. It’s more than ready, and we’re excited about the future.”

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Tuesday, October 09 2018

Fort Wayne, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and Allen County commissioners joined officials of Sweetwater, the No. 1 online retailer of music instruments and audio gear in the U.S., as the company announced plans to significantly expand its operations in Fort Wayne, creating up to 1,009 new jobs by 2022. 

"Sweetwater is a strong, Indiana-built company with a proven track record of recruiting and retaining employees from other states, boasting employees from 48 states and seven countries," said Gov. Holcomb. "Sweetwater brings a welcome diversity to the industry base in northeast Indiana and is a driving force in the quality of life in Fort Wayne." 

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Thursday, September 20 2018
Italian Manufacturer to Establish North American Headquarters in Indiana

Photo Caption: Filtrec S.p.A. announces plans to establish a North American headquarters in Daleville, Indiana, at a Friends of Indiana reception in Milan on Wednesday, Sept. 19. From left to right: Andrea Pernici, Filtrec; Christian Lochis, Filtrec; Sergio Modina, Filtrec; Giacoma Modina, Filtrec; Gov. Holcomb; James King, Delaware County Commissioner; Bill Walters, East Central Indiana Regional Planning District; Brad Bookout, Delaware County Director of Economic Development and Redevelopment; and Jim Schellinger, Indiana Secretary of Commerce.  

Milan, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Delaware County officials joined Filtrec S.p.A., an Italy-based manufacturer of filters and filter elements, in Milan this week as the company announced plans to locate its first U.S. operation in Indiana. The company will invest $1.3 million to establish a facility in Daleville, which will serve as the company's North American headquarters. 

“We’re thrilled Filtrec is establishing its North American headquarters in Daleville and glad to be in Milan to celebrate this milestone with them,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Our partnership with Filtrec is possible because of our continued efforts to take Indiana to the world and bring the world back to Indiana and we can’t wait to see Filtrec’s success in Indiana.”

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Tuesday, June 05 2018

Whitestown, IN — Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK), a Fortune 500 company specializing in industrial automation and information, announced plans to establish operations in Boone County, moving current operations in Champaign, Illinois, and Memphis, Tennessee, to Indiana. With its growth, the company plans to create up to 231 new jobs by the end of 2023. 
“Indiana’s central location, pro-growth business climate and skilled workforce continue to attract leading companies from around the world,” Gov. Holcomb said. “With the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the nation and a thriving tech ecosystem, Indiana is positioned to be a leader in smart manufacturing. We look forward to Rockwell Automation joining the Indiana team and being a critical resource for our 8,500 manufacturers across the state.”

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Thursday, February 22 2018
Ports of Indiana completes unprecedented four-year growth run

Indianapolis, IN — The Ports of Indiana handled 11.8 million tons in 2017, resulting in a 5 percent increase from 2016 and the second-highest annual shipment total in the organization’s 57-year history. This was the fourth-consecutive year that the Ports of Indiana handled over 10 million tons of cargo, the only four years this has been accomplished. The ports’ average annual shipments in 2014-2017 totaled over 45 million tons, exceeding the previous four-year average by nearly 50 percent.

Major cargo increases for the Ports of Indiana in 2017 included coal (+9%), steel (+14%), fertilizer (+14%), ethanol (+14%), limestone (+26%), and minerals (+28%). Shipments of heavy lift and project cargoes, such as wind turbines, laboratory equipment and mega storage tanks, had a 27 percent increase.

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Thursday, October 12 2017

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $30 million to support 35 projects in 15 states under the 2017 Assistance to Coal Communities (ACC 2017) initiative. The funding will assist locally-driven efforts to communities and regions severely impacted by the declining use of coal through activities and programs that support economic diversification, job creation, capital investment, workforce development and re-employment opportunities.
“From his first days in office, President Trump ended the Federal government’s assault on the coal industry and the communities who rely on it,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “The previous administration fought this war through unilateral executive actions and regulatory edicts, and the casualties were American workers and families.”

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Friday, July 14 2017

Newburgh, IN — Alcoa Corporation announced plans to restart three idled lines at its aluminum smelting facility in southwest Indiana, affirming its commitment to manufacturing in Indiana. 

“With its decision to restart operations in Indiana, Alcoa is showcasing the value that this facility and Indiana’s manufacturing expertise provide to its global operations,” Governor Eric J. Holcomb said. “In Indiana we’re witnessing incredible momentum as manufacturers continue to choose Indiana for growth, and we’re pleased that Alcoa once again chose Indiana.” 

The Pittsburgh-based company will invest between $30 and $35 million to restart the three lines supporting Alcoa’s existing rolling mill at the facility, which produces flat-rolled aluminum for the food and beverage market in North America. Alcoa is currently in the process of restarting the lines, which were previously shut down in March 2016, and plans to have them fully operational by the second quarter of 2018. Once operational, the lines will have an annual smelting capacity of 161,400 metric tons.

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Monday, June 19 2017
The State of Indiana Partners with Rolls-Royce & Purdue to Launch Nation's Most Advanced Turbine Lab

Paris – Governor Eric J. Holcomb joined leaders from Rolls-Royce and Purdue University at the Paris International Air Show, where they announced a new partnership to advance research and development for next-generation gas turbine technology in Indiana.

“Here on the world stage of the Paris Air Show, Indiana’s leadership in the global aerospace industry is clear,” said Governor Holcomb. “Many of the innovations we’re seeing presented on the trade show floor were fostered by key partnerships between our state’s universities and industry leaders. With this latest team-up between the state, Purdue and Rolls-Royce, I can’t wait to see new turbine technology take flight in Indiana.”
The new $24 million public-private partnership will establish the nation’s most advanced turbine lab for compact gas turbine engines at Purdue University. Used by companies like Rolls-Royce and government agencies such as the U.S. Air Force and NASA, this technology can help reduce pollution and advance fuel efficiencies.

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Wednesday, May 10 2017

New Castle, IN -- Micronutrients, an agribusiness that produces animal feed additives, announced plans to expand its operations in Indiana, establishing a new facility in Henry County and creating up to 50 new jobs by 2020.

"Indiana has a strong tradition in agriculture, and the industry continues to grow today as companies like Micronutrients are utilizing new techniques and technology to provide innovative solutions to farmers and consumers across the globe," said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, who also serves as Indiana Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. "Agriculture and agribusiness are vital contributors to the state's economy, providing $31 billion annually toward the state's GDP. We are excited to see companies like Micronutrients choosing to grow here in Indiana, and I am confident that our hardworking Hoosier workforce will help propel their future success."

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Thursday, May 04 2017

Nappanee, IN — Sullivan Group, a full-service promotional products company, announced plans to expand its operations in Nappanee, creating up to 30 new jobs by 2020. 

“Indiana’s small businesses like Sullivan Group play a key role in growing the state’s economy,” said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “With nearly 500,000 small businesses operating across the state, every new Hoosier job they add creates a strong and positive impact in communities throughout the state. As we celebrate National Small Business Week, we’re thrilled to celebrate Sullivan Group’s big plans for Indiana.”

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Wednesday, April 26 2017

Goshen, IN — Bearcat Corporation, a manufacturer of aluminum products, announced plans to expand its operations in Elkhart County, creating up to 40 new jobs by 2019.

“Here in Indiana, one in five Hoosier jobs are in the manufacturing industry,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. "Across the state, manufacturers like Bearcat are supporting their communities by providing good, quality jobs, while making products that power our world. With a laser-focus on advancing education and workforce development, Hoosiers will be prepared to fill the jobs of tomorrow and will help make Indiana a magnet for jobs.” 

The homegrown Hoosier company is investing more than $6 million to purchase new equipment and expand its current 44,000-square-foot facility at 2431 E. Kercher Road in Goshen, adding an additional 6,000 square feet.

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Monday, April 17 2017

Tech company plans new jobs while training tomorrow's workforce

Carmel, IN —- EduSource, a custom software development firm, announced plans to expand its operations in Carmel, creating up to 30 new high-wage jobs by 2019.
“EduSource’s unique business model is changing the equation for software development, " said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. "By training the next generation of Indiana's tech leaders, EduSource is growing its business while actively investing in tomorrow’s Hoosier workforce, ensuring that the state is prepared to capitalize on our future as a top hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.”  

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Friday, December 16 2016

Portage, IN -– Ratner Steel Supply Company announced plans to expand its operations at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor in Portage, creating up to 37 new jobs by 2019.
“Once companies choose to hire Hoosiers, they’ll almost always want to hire more,” said Governor Mike Pence. “After picking Indiana for a new facility in 2012, Ratner Steel experienced the benefits of employing a strong team of Hoosiers, who are among the nation’s most skilled manufacturing professionals. Today, one in five Hoosiers work in the manufacturing industry, and that’s a strong asset for companies like Ratner Steel as they consider where to grow and invest in their futures.”

The Roseville, Minnesota-based company will invest $8.83 million to nearly double the size of its facility at 655 George Nelson Drive in Portage. Construction is currently underway to add an additional 100,000 square feet and is expected to be complete by March 2017.

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Tuesday, November 01 2016
Wabash Valley Power Dedicates 16th Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project

Liberty III in White County, Ind. is newest expansion of co-op’s Alternative Fuel Supply

Indianapolis, IN -- Indianapolis-based Wabash Valley Power Association, an electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative, has added its 16th landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) generating plant to its power supply portfolio. The Liberty III plant is located at Waste Management of Indiana’s landfill located near Buffalo, Indiana in White County and joins two existing plants at the facility. The Liberty I plant began operations in 2005, and Liberty II began generating power in 2010.

The completion of this project brings Wabash Valley Power’s total generating capacity at its LFGTE plants to 53.6 megawatts (MW), producing enough energy to power 40,000 average-sized homes. Via an arrangement with Waste Management of Indiana, Wabash Valley has built 16 generating facilities at nine landfills throughout the northern half of Indiana. 

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Monday, October 24 2016

Greenwood, IN -- Würth Service Supply Inc., a distributor of assembly and fastening materials for manufacturers, announced plans to expand its headquarters in Indiana, creating up to 60 new jobs by 2020. 

“Indiana is an international economy with almost 800 foreign-owned establishments that support more than 152,000 quality Hoosier jobs across the state,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Germany is the third-largest foreign investor in Indiana because job creators like the Würth Group recognize the benefits of doing business in a pro-growth state. As a global business, Würth Service Supply had a world of options to consider for this expansion, but identified Indiana as the best state to support its future. We look forward to watching Würth grow in Indiana, and I am confident our strong Hoosier workforce will help drive the company’s continued success.”

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Wednesday, October 12 2016

North Vernon, IN -- Metaldyne Performance Group (NYSE: MPG), a leading provider of highly-engineered components for use in powertrain and suspension applications for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets, announced plans to expand its operations here, creating up to 126 new jobs by 2019.

“There’s a clear reason why Indiana is home to the strongest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the nation,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Over the last decade, Indiana has worked tirelessly to build the best possible business climate, and those efforts have attracted new growth and job creation from manufacturers like MPG. MPG operates six facilities across our state, and its planned growth in North Vernon is a testament to Indiana’s outstanding workforce and business-friendly policies.”

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Monday, October 10 2016

New highly efficient baking production facility designed and built to address new FSMA requirements.

Plymouth, IN -- Following the devastating loss of a facility to a fire in June, Pretzels Inc. selected The Austin Company ( to provide complete site selection, incentive negotiation, due diligence, design, engineering and construction services for a new baking production facility.

“Austin’s integrated approach across all of our needs really differentiated them and allowed us and them to move faster than anyone else to get a new plant operational,” explains Scott Smith, CEO with Pretzels, Inc.

On September 6, Pretzels Inc. announced the selection of an existing 45,000 square-foot shell building in Plymouth, Indiana, for production of their popular peanut-butter-filled pretzels. The shell building will be modified on a fast-track schedule to create a highly efficient production plant designed to address the new FSMA requirements and provide flexibility to accommodate future expansion.

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Monday, October 10 2016

Mount Vernon, IN -- Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. (CGB), a leader in the grain and transportation industries since 1970, announced plans today to expand its operations at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon, investing more than $31 million to increase its soybean processing capabilities in southwest Indiana.

“Indiana is a state known around the world for building things and growing things, and because CGB plays a key role in both, this soybean processor is helping advance our economy,” said Governor Mike Pence. “After processing soybeans in southwest Indiana for nearly twenty years, CGB knows firsthand the benefits of operating in a state that works for business. This latest $31 million expansion is a testament to CGB’s confidence in Indiana and the Hoosiers who keep this company growing.”

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Monday, September 19 2016

Indianapolis, IN -- In a push to create more productive careers for Hoosiers, technology companies are creating new jobs around the Indianapolis area.

Knowledge Services, an information technology company, announced plans Thursday to grow its Indianapolis headquarters by adding 400 new employees by 2019.

Founded in 1994, the company, which provides cloud software and services to organizations, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies such as Hill-Rom, Disney and Mattel., employs 2,000 people across the country. One thousand of these employees are in Indiana.

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Thursday, September 08 2016

Jeffersonville, IN -- American Air Filter, a manufacturer of clean air products and systems, will officially open its new Indiana facility next Monday, Sept. 12, at 2:00 p.m. in Jeffersonville.

American Air Filter Co. Inc., dba AAF International and its subsidiary, Flanders Corp., recently invested $5.4 million to establish a new 33,000-square-foot AAF Flanders Clean Air Innovation and Research Center (Clean Air Center) at 200 Patrol Road in Jeffersonville. The first floor of the center features 25,000 square feet of lab, testing and storage space, including a media materials development lab and a fully-functional machine shop. The new facility, which can accommodate up to 40 employees, will also include audiovisual technology, modern offices, collaborative workstations and conference space.

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Wednesday, September 07 2016

Bristol, IN -- Monogram Foods, a manufacturer and marketer of food products, announced plans to grow production in Elkhart County, creating up to 74 new jobs by 2017.

“As a national company with locations across the country, Monogram Foods had choices on where to locate these new jobs, and after considering its options this company keeps choosing Indiana,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Today’s news marks the second time in the last year that Monogram Foods has committed to adding new jobs in Indiana. Monogram Foods and companies across Indiana are thriving in our state’s affordable, low-tax business climate, which has helped us add nearly 150,000 new Hoosier jobs just since 2013.”

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Tuesday, August 23 2016

Seymour, IN -- Aisin USA Manufacturing, a Japan-owned manufacturer of automotive parts, announced plans today to expand its operations in Jackson County, creating up to 100 new jobs by the end of 2018.

“Indiana is home to the largest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the nation because we are a state that works,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Here in Indiana, we have balanced our budgets, cut costs and taxes, and reduced burdensome regulations that stand in the way of growth, allowing job creators to add nearly 150,000 Hoosier jobs since 2013. Manufacturers, both large and small, are growing across the state, and we are proud to support companies like Aisin USA Manufacturing as we work together to ensure quality employment for all Hoosiers.”

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Thursday, August 18 2016

Salem, IN -- GKN Sinter Metals, an advanced manufacturer of precision powder metal products for the automotive industry, announced plans to expand its operations in Indiana, creating up to 24 new jobs by 2020.

“Indiana supports more than 8,500 manufacturing businesses and is home to the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the nation,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Indiana offers manufacturers a low-cost, low-tax business climate and a dedicated, skilled workforce that provides global firms like GKN Sinter Metals the tools they need to succeed. The Hoosier state is a state that works for business and supports manufacturing operations that power our world.”

The company, which is a subsidiary of United Kingdom-based GKN America Corp., will invest more than $6.9 million to update equipment and renovate its current 220,000-square-foot facility at 198 S. Imperial Dr. in Salem. The new equipment will allow GKN Sinter Metals to increase its production of eight-speed and 10-speed transmissions for the automotive industry. 

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Wednesday, June 29 2016

Fort Wayne, IN -- Indiana Economic Development Corporation President Jim Schellinger and Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry joined executives from Transpoint Intermodal LLC to break ground on a new $13.5 million cargo transfer facility on Fort Wayne’s southeast side, where the company plans to create up to 64 new jobs by the end of 2019.

“Here in Indiana, we know that roads mean jobs, and that is especially true for our growing logistics industry,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Global companies like Transpoint Intermodal are choosing Indiana for job creation because of our state’s central location, our continued investments in infrastructure, and our efforts to create a pro-growth business climate. Across the state, logistics firms are creating quality jobs for Hoosiers while serving customers across the world because Indiana is a state that works.”

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Tuesday, May 31 2016

Bristol, IN -- Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services (“Spartan”), a business unit of Spartan Motors Inc. which encompasses the Utilimaster go-to-market brand, announced plans to expand its operations here, creating up to 147 new jobs by 2019. 

“Indiana’s rich history in the automotive industry continues to attract new business and support job creation in today’s economy, helping the Hoosier state earn recognition as a top state for business,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Indiana ranks third in the country for automotive manufacturing production because of companies like Spartan Motors that serve commercial vehicle needs nationwide. As a state, we are committed to supporting job creators by cutting costs and taxes, reducing burdensome regulations and investing in our hardworking Hoosier workforce, ensuring that Indiana is a state that works for business.”

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Wednesday, May 18 2016

Fremont, IN -- Cold Heading Company, a global manufacturer of cold formed fasteners for the automotive, heavy truck, agriculture, marine and industrial industries, announced plans to double the size of its manufacturing facilities here, creating up to 30 new jobs by 2019.

“Indiana is home to the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the nation, helping our state add more than 136,000 Hoosier jobs in just the last three years,” said Victor Smith, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “The industry’s rich history here has created a strong and skilled Hoosier workforce, building products here in Indiana that are shipped across the country and around the world. Combined with the state’s central location and strong business climate, it’s clear why companies like Cold Heading Company are choosing Indiana to create new manufacturing jobs.”

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Tuesday, May 10 2016

Indianapolis and Bloomington, IN -- Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Wabash Valley Power Association – Indiana’s generation and transmission electric cooperatives, have entered into a 20-year purchase power agreement that will add 100 megawatts (MW) of wind energy from an Indiana wind farm for the benefit of their rural electric cooperative members across the state.

The wind power agreement with EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) is for 100 MW from the Meadow Lake V Wind Farm located in White County. Under the terms of the agreement, Hoosier Energy and Wabash Valley Power, which supply power to 41 rural electric distribution cooperatives in Indiana and parts of Illinois and Missouri, will share the 100 megawatts of renewable energy.

The Meadow Lake Wind Farm, which currently consists of four operational phases, flanks Interstate 65 in northwestern Indiana and has been in operation since 2009.  Meadow Lake I, II, III, and IV currently have a total installed capacity of about 500 MW and generate enough electricity to power about 169,000 average-sized Indiana homes.  The wind farm co-exists well with the agricultural land use in the area, allowing farmers to continue growing crops while generating revenue from the wind turbines.

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Tuesday, April 19 2016

Jeffersonville, IN -- POSCO (NYSE: PKX), a multinational steel producer headquartered in Pohang, South Korea, announced plans to establish operations at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville, creating up to 60 high-wage jobs by 2018.

“Although we are located on different continents, South Korea and Indiana both share a reputation of excellence when it comes to advanced manufacturing,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Having a globally-focused company like POSCO select Indiana to grow its business is a strong endorsement of our state’s low-cost, low-tax business climate, robust transportation infrastructure and dynamic port system. This company could have established operations anywhere in the world, but has found exactly what it needed right here in Indiana. POSCO is a major supplier to the automotive industry which already supports more than 100,000 jobs in our state, and we look forward to the new jobs this state-of-the-art facility will create.”

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Tuesday, April 12 2016

Plainfield, IN -- Governor Mike Pence joined Knight Transportation (NYSE: KNX), a truckload transportation and logistics service company, to announce the opening of the company’s new Regional Operations Service Center here, which will create up to 426 new jobs by 2021.

“As the Crossroads of America, Indiana is the crucial link connecting millions of Americans across the nation to the goods they need,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Indiana is home to thousands of highway miles, award-winning airports and a state line that’s more than half water. We continue to make unprecedented investments in state and local infrastructure to support businesses like Knight Transportation, which in turn are driving Indiana’s economy and creating quality jobs for Hoosiers.”

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Monday, April 11 2016

Huntington, IN -- Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) Inc., a tier 1 automotive supplier specializing in vehicle lightweighting technologies, announced plans to expand its operations in Huntington, creating up to 80 new jobs by 2020.
“Indiana is a global leader in advanced manufacturing,” said Governor Mike Pence. “CSP’s growth speaks volumes about this company and its talented Hoosier employees. The fact that Indiana is the home of the nation’s largest concentration of manufacturing jobs is a source of pride for this state. As CSP grows its operations here in Indiana, Hoosiers can rest assured that this administration will continue to pursue the kinds of policies that make our state a destination for investment and growth.”

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Wednesday, March 30 2016

Shelbyville, Indiana -- Agricultural equipment manufacturer Krone North America has announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Shelbyville, IN, and also build a new distribution center, showroom and training facility in Shelbyville.

Supported by state tax credits, an infrastructure assistance grant and City of Shelbyville economic development incentives, the company will invest $12.5 million to construct a 200,000-square-foot facility on 40 acres of undeveloped land.

While most of the space will be used for distribution and showroom facilities, the new facility will also house approximately 20,000 square feet of office space to accommodate Krone’s corporate headquarters team.

The project will bring 101 new high-wage jobs to Shelbyville and Indiana by 2021. These are jobs with average salaries that will be nearly double the state’s average wage. Krone will start hiring next year once they know how many of their current employees in Memphis will be relocating to Indiana.

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Friday, March 18 2016
Walmart Selects Indiana for New Milk Processing Plant, 200+ Hoosier Jobs

Facility to be one of nation's largest, support Indiana's agriculture industry

Fort Wayne, IN -- Walmart, the nation’s largest grocer, announced plans today to establish a milk processing plant in Fort Wayne, providing new opportunities for Indiana’s dairy industry and creating more than 200 good-paying jobs ranging from milk processing to transportation by the end of 2017. 

“Today, Indiana’s agriculture industry contributes $31 billion to the state’s economy and supports more than 100,000 Hoosier jobs,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Last year, Walmart opened a 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center in Plainfield, creating more than 300 jobs, and today we celebrate 200 more. I’m proud to welcome this expansion as we work to create quality jobs for Hoosiers and support our Indiana farmers.” 

With construction anticipated to begin this summer, Walmart will build a more than 250,000-square-foot milk processing plant, which is expected to be one of the largest in the industry, at 2322 W. Pleasant Center Road. 

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Friday, December 18 2015

Indianapolis, IN -– Heartland Food Products Group, a producer and marketer of low calorie sweeteners, drink mixes, coffee and nutritional beverages, announced plans to expand its operations here, creating up to 187 new jobs by 2020.

“Indiana is home to the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the country,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Every day, Hoosiers are making products – from cars and trucks to sweeteners and coffees – that are used around the world. Thanks to our state’s pro-growth economic climate and skilled workforce, companies like Heartland continue to choose Indiana for job creation because we are a state that works for business.”

Heartland will invest approximately $26 million to increase production capacity at its Indianapolis facility. In August, the Carmel-headquartered company announced plans to acquire the Splenda® low calorie sweetener brand from McNeil Nutritionals LLC, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. Significant work on the expansion is expected to commence during the first quarter of 2016.

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Wednesday, December 09 2015

Solar array provides power for Harrison County

Lanesville, IN -- Officials from Harrison REMC dedicated a new solar farm near I-64 that will turn sunshine into electricity for homes and businesses throughout Harrison County.  

The 4,300-panel array is located in Georgetown, just north of the Georgetown/Lanesville Road exit on Interstate 64 and is capable of generating enough electricity to power about 150 homes annually. Harrison REMC worked alongside Hoosier Energy, the electric cooperative’s power supplier, to identify a prime location in the county for the array.

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Wednesday, October 14 2015

Clark County, IN -- Governor Mike Pence will join executives and local officials in Clark County on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. to break ground on phase one of the transportation corridor linking River Ridge Commerce Center and the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville.  

In 2013, Governor Pence announced that the state would provide funding to complete the heavy haul corridor. With additional funding from local partners, the $30.4 million project will ensure that the region and the state of Indiana are positioned to maximize opportunities for economic growth around the Ohio River Bridges Project. The first step of this multi-phase project will connect the newly constructed Old Salem Road interchange at State Road 265 with State Road 62 through the River Ridge Commerce Center.

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Monday, September 28 2015

Batesville, IN -- Thrive Market, a membership-based online health foods and natural products store, announced plans to establish a fulfillment center here, creating up to 250 new jobs by 2018. 

“Indiana’s business-friendly climate is attracting new business from across the country because leaders recognize the benefits of a state that works,” said Governor Pence. “Indiana’s low taxes, low cost of doing business and quality workforce contribute to an economic environment designed to allow companies to grow and to create even more jobs for Hoosiers.”

The California-based company will invest $8.069 million to lease, renovate and equip a vacant 300,000-square-foot facility at 1736 Lammers Pike in Batesville, which was previously home to General Electric. The new fulfillment center will serve approximately two thirds of Thrive Market customers located in 35 states throughout the Midwest and Eastern U.S. 

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Thursday, September 24 2015

“Flip the switch” on solar array near I-70 in New Castle

New Castle, IN -- Officials from three electric cooperatives and Henry County dedicated a new solar farm, tapping into the power of the sun to light up homes and businesses throughout east central Indiana.

The 1-megawatt array south of New Castle covers about 11 acres and is located just south of County Road 500 South, east of Indiana 3 and north of Interstate 70. Henry County REMC, RushShelby Energy and Whitewater Valley REMC worked alongside Hoosier Energy, their power supplier, to identify a prime location where the three cooperatives could show their support for renewable energy and learn more about how solar power works.   

“Interstate 70 brings about 40,000 vehicles through Henry County every day, traveling past the new solar farm. The high visibility of the farm highlights Henry County's and Hoosier Energy's commitment to progress,” said Ed Yanos, President of the Henry County Board of Commissioners. 

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Thursday, September 17 2015

“Flip the switch” on solar array near I-70 in New Castle

New Castle, IN -- Officials from three electric cooperatives and Henry County dedicated a new solar farm today, tapping into the power of the sun to light up homes and businesses throughout east central Indiana.

The 1-megawatt array south of New Castle covers about 11 acres and is located just south of County Road 500 South, east of Indiana 3 and north of Interstate 70. Henry County REMC, RushShelby Energy and Whitewater Valley REMC worked alongside Hoosier Energy, their power supplier, to identify a prime location where the three cooperatives could show their support for renewable energy and learn more about how solar power works.

“Interstate 70 brings about 40,000 vehicles through Henry County every day, traveling past the new solar farm. The high visibility of the farm highlights Henry County's and Hoosier Energy's commitment to progress,” said Ed Yanos, President of the HenryCounty Board of Commissioners. 

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Tuesday, August 25 2015

Indiana -- Toyota plans to spend $16 million to renovate and expand a central Indiana factory where it builds three-and four-wheel forklifts and other equipment.

Toyota senior manager Steve Pride says the Industrial Equipment Manufacturing campus near Columbus was about 250,000 square-feet 25 years ago. It will be just over a million square-feet with the upcoming expansion, to be completed in September 2016.

Tony Miller, a Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Inc. senior vice president, tells The Republic that the expansion will establish a facility for the division's headquarters, and add a new cafeteria and more locker room space.

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Tuesday, August 25 2015

Bloomington, IN -- Hoosier Energy and Randolph Farms Landfill announced a partnership that will turn landfill gas into a renewable energy resource for Randolph County.

Hoosier Energy plans to construct the Cabin Creek renewable energy project, a 4-megawatt landfill gas facility, at the Randolph Farms Landfill located in rural east-central Indiana. The renewable energy plant will be the fourth landfill methane gas (LMG) facility for the electric power supply cooperative and the first landfill gas partnership with the Kalamazoo, MI-based waste and recycling company.

Cabin Creek is part of Hoosier Energy’s strategy of furthering its all-of-the-above, diversified power supply portfolio that includes coal, natural gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency. “This project is another example of our commitment to provide affordable, reliable and sustainable power to member systems,” said Steve Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hoosier Energy.

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Monday, May 11 2015

Bloomington, IN -- Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative Inc. is pleased to announce that its new headquarters building has been awarded LEED Gold certification. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nationally accepted benchmark for design, construction and operation of energy efficient facilities. The program recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects must satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve one of four levels of certification. The Gold certification awarded to Hoosier Energy is the second-highest designation the U.S. Green Building Council bestows on buildings that demonstrate energy efficiency and sustainability.

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Monday, May 04 2015

Madison, IN -- SuperATV, LLC, a producer of aftermarket parts and accessories for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), announced plans to expand its operations here, creating up to 114 new jobs by 2018.
The homegrown-Hoosier company will invest $4.95 million to purchase, renovate and equip a facility in Madison to expand its storage and test areas for new parts and equipment. Moving most operations from its current 232,000-square-foot facility, the company is currently considering facility options, allowing it to expand production of kits and customized ATV products for its customers at the new facility. 
“SuperATV represents the Indiana story,” said Governor Mike Pence. “With a great idea and that famous Hoosier work ethic, we’re witnessing small businesses across our state rising in success and size. It’s a story made possible by a business climate that’s cutting red tape and letting companies do what they do best—create jobs and grow our economy.”

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Tuesday, March 31 2015
Jeco Plastic Products Increases Manufacturing Capacity

Picture: Jeco adds manufacturing capacity;  New Ferry 2600 rotational molding machine.

Plainfield, Indiana -- Jeco Plastic Products, designer and manufacturer of plastic pallets and containers for the worldwide printing and automotive industries since 1973, has dramatically increased manufacturing capacity.  Jeco has installed a new Ferry 2600 rotational molding machine, nearly doubling Jeco output.  Jeco CEO Craig Carson, discussing the expansion, said: "This new capacity represents a substantial investment by Jeco and enables us to better serve Jeco customers around the world.  Most significantly, our need for more manufacturing capacity was created by increased demand for our mainline printing industry products, as well as a significant increase in our business with a major automobile manufacturer."

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