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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
Indianapolis – Indiana ranked first in the Midwest and fifth in the nation for doing business by Chief Executive magazine, advancing one spot from No. 6 overall just last year. The magazine’s “Best & Worst States For Business” ranking is based on surveys of more than 500 CEOs. According toRead more
Bluffton’s Interurban Trail, which will run from the Wabash River north to the intersection of Monroe Street/Wells County Road 200N, is apparently good to go. The project, a 1.8-mile pedestrian/bike pathway, which will run along the west side of Main Street/Ind. 1, received a bid of $1,646,617.09Read more