The latest Huntington University Foundation Breakfast, March 8, featured updates on the economic development in Huntington County with details on the record-breaking year of 2016.
The Huntington County Economic Development Corporation recently recognized the agency's industrial clients for investing a combined total of $40,271,400.00 during 2016, a record high in the twenty year history of the agency's efforts to improve the economic development of Huntington County.
Explore some of the economic development highlights from 2016.
PHD, Inc., hosts the Huntington County Commissioners for a tour of their Huntington facility as the company completes phase two of their $4.1 million expansion.
MetroNet has completed building their infrastructure in order to provide residents of Roanoke with digital high speed telecommunications services via fiber to the premises project.
The City of Huntington has been awarded a brownfield grant to begin the clean-up of the former H.K. Porter Site.
Novae Corporation with the assistance of Indiana's Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann officially cuts the ribbon on their new facility at the Markle Industrial Park.
The October Huntington University Foundation Breakfast focused on economic development, and approximately 100 guests attended. Presenters included Mike Pogorelc, plant manager, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems; John Sampson, president & CEO, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership; and Mark Wickersham, executive director, Huntington County Economic Development.
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC hosted an August grand opening celebration, marking a new line of products and business unit. The new Bendix Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Center, or Bendix Reman, employs 65 people. This $3.2 million investment involved redesigning a 74,000 square-foot building.
Jerry Warntjes, Vice President and General Manager of Echo Lake Foods, joined Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and the staff of Echo Lake Foods on 9/12/14 to officially cut the ribbon for their new food processing plant in Huntington. The company invested more than $19 million to retrofit the 110,000 square-foot facility and currently has 40 employees. Echo Lake intends to hire 60 more by the end of 2015.
Gerdau Special Steel North America officially cut the ribbon today on the expansion of their Huntington plant. The 2-stage project began in 2011 with a $9M capital investment, and the now-completed phase 2 added an additional $18M in capital investments.
On Sept. 27, Metalloid employees and the Lime City Development Committee celebrated the company's return to Huntington.
On July 23, officials from Novae Corporation cut the ribbon on their new engineering department at their Markle, Ind., headquarters.
Continental Structural Plastics, Inc. officially commissioned its $6.9 million expansion today with a ribbon-cutting event and check presentation.
Photo highlights from the 2013 business appreciation luncheon, honoring the client companies who committed to grow in Huntington County during 2012.
Photo highlights from the 2012 business appreciation luncheon honoring the client companies who committed to grow in Huntington County during 2011.
Photo Gallery from April 17th, The Grand Opening of Helena Chemical, the Huntington terminal
On July 31, 2017, Lieutenant Governor, Suzanne Crouch, formally announced the PRIME Certification for the Brickley Property located just off exit 278 in Warren, IN. This is the highest certification possible by the state, and it is the only PRIME location in all of Northeast Indiana.
On July 31, Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch visited the Brickley industrial site located just off Interstate 69 at exit 278 to announce it had been awarded PRIME certification. This is the highest industrial-site certification available in the state of Indiana. The Warren, Indiana property (inside Huntington County) is the only PRIME site in all of Northeast Indiana.
Check out this feature article on HCED from Expansion Solutions Magazine.