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Alexin LLC of Bluffton has been sold to a Canadian company, Matalco Inc., which is part of the Giampaolo Group of companies. The transaction was announced Friday morning, and is subject to “customary closing conditions,” according to a press release. Todd Johnson, Alexin’s vice president ofRead more
About three dozen people came out Wednesday night to Bluffton High School to offer input and brainstorm ideas about the future of Wells County. The talk was put on by Economic Development Director Chad Kline and Area Plan Commission Director and Bluffton NOW! (New, Old, Wonderful) President MichaelRead more
The Wells County Economic Development conducted a Housing Assessment and Growth Strategy Study for Wells County that was completed in November 2017. The study involved over eight months of data collection, interviews and working meetings with community stakeholders. Wells County EconomicRead more
INDIANAPOLIS — International trade continues to be critical for food and agricultural companies in Indiana. In order to grow this important sector of the state’s economy, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is working to expand access to international markets by strengthening itsRead more
Ossian-based Berne Apparel plans to expand the size of their current operation to accommodate additional warehousing needs. Berne Apparel will invest nearly $2.2 million for a 60,000 square foot expansion to their current building in the Ossian Industrial Park in Ossian, Ind. The current buildingRead more
20/20 Custom Molded Plastics Inc., the company that bought the former Buckhorn facility and also hired several former Buckhorn employees, told the Bluffton Common Council Tuesday that it has plans to completely renew the plant at 785 Decker Drive. The company requested tax abatements on $15.2Read more
A new web platform being launched by Greater Fort Wayne Inc., the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and other financial supporters will be part informational and part promotional. The project is being developed in partnership with Detroit-based Issue Media group, which operates similar onlineRead more
Wells County Economic Development Director Chad Kline and Owner and President of 20/20 Custom Molded Plastics recently particpated in a podcast hosted by Development Counsellors International of Los Angeles, Ca. TOPIC: Episode 32: As One Door Closes…How Bluffton, Indiana Lost and Gained a MajorRead more
Almco Steel is expanding its operation and received tax abatement incentives from the Bluffton Common Council Tuesday night. Almco, 59 N. Oak St. Extended, is putting $3.3 million into its facility and plans to employ four additional people. That’s what Bruce Novak, the company’s controller, toldRead more
Our world is interconnected and constantly changing. From the cars we manufacture to the food we produce, innovation continues to define and shape how we operate as a society and impacts every industry – agriculture especially. For centuries, Hoosiers have undertaken the vital responsibility ofRead more