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A Bluffton firm that makes training a priority has a leader who helps push others to new levels, according to John P. Dortch, president and CEO of The Preston Joan Group Inc. Dortch submitted the following to acknowledge the leadership he has seen at Alexin LLC , where millennials comprise a largeRead more
Ossian Town Council members Monday night granted Haldrup Inc . a 10-year, $1.9 million tax abatement on its current building. The normal procedure for seeking tax abatement is to seek it and then build. Haldrup built relying on savings it thought it would receive after the declaration of the OssianRead more
Ossian based Rethceif Packaging plans to nearly double the size of their current operation to accommodate new fabrication equipment. Rethceif Packaging will invest nearly $850,000 for a 18,125 square foot expansion to their current building in the Ossian Industrial Park in Ossian, Ind. The currentRead more
Pretzels Inc. , 123 Harvest Road, is planning $7 million in improvements to its facility — upgrades on five lines plus backup equipment, plus repairs and an upgrade to its building. Craig Anderson, the company’s chief financial officer, asked the members of the Bluffton Common Council Tuesday nightRead more
Economic Development director points to projects and groups that have an impact Quality of life issues are a key component as Wells County attempts to retain talent and increase its population, says Chad Kline, the county’s economic development director. Kline points to the construction of trailsRead more
IEDA CEO Lee Lewellen calls TIF a "critical tool" for economic development. The Indiana Economic Development Association says a new study confirms Tax Increment Financing as a "beneficial tool" for economic development. The study was carried out by economists from the University of Southern IndianaRead more
By MATTHEW LeBLANC The Wells County Area Plan Commission signed off Thursday on a 66,200 square foot development plan on Bluffton’s south side. The plan, from the George Swinford Revocable Trust, calls for construction of an office/warehouse building and 11 parking spaces at 350 E. State St., nearRead more
By MATTHEW LeBLANC The Wells County Area Plan Commission signed off Thursday on a 66,200 square foot development plan on Bluffton’s south side. The plan, from the George Swinford Revocable Trust, calls for construction of an office/warehouse building and 11 parking spaces at 350 E. State St., nearRead more
INDIANAPOLIS – Buckhorn, Inc. joined Indiana’s Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP). Jim Weingart, office director of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM’s) Northern Regional Office, presented Rick Singer, Plant Manager, with a commemorative plaque and flag, signifying theRead more
Ossian Town Council members Monday night approved a 10-year tax abatement request for Roembke Manufacturing and Design for $1,975,000 for various CNC lathes, mill machines, vertical milling machines, laser cutting equipment, grinding equipment, optical measuring equipment, molding presses, andRead more