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December 2016 Successes and Expansions

Thursday, December 15, 2016


GEP Fuel & Energy Indiana

Refine recyclable and non-recyclable waste plastic into renewable fuels

Investing $400-$410 to build 2 new facilities at nearly 450,000 Sq. ft.

Hiring 165 workers by 2020


Carroll County Economic Development

Laura Walls, Executive Director




Small Parts Inc.

  • Manufacturer purchasing new equipment at Logansport facility
  • Investing $7.2 million in new manufacturing equipment
  • Creating 40 new jobs

Cass Logansport Economic Development Organization




Moran Transportation

  • Illinois-based transportation company acquired new terminal in Elkhart, IN
  • Investing an undisclosed amount in new technology for the facility
  • Creating at least 15 new jobs

Mark Dobson, President & CEO

Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County



La Porte

Kroger Co.

  • Retail chain Kroger constructing a superstore in La Porte, IN
  • Investing $22 million to build the 123,000 sq. ft. store
  • Construction to begin in 2018
  • Once constructed, the store will create a great number of new jobs

Bert Cook, Executive Director

Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation




Faulkner Fabricating Inc.

  • Component manufacturer expanding operations in Bourbon, IN
  • Investing $1.2 million in expanding the facility and purchasing new machinery
  • Company just finished a $1.5 million expansion in October
  • Creating up to 10 jobs

Jerry Chavez, President & CEO

Marshall County Economic Development Corporation




Polymer Logistics

  • Israel-based innovative retail display products and logistics company holds ribbon-cutting in Portage, IN for new logistics and distribution facility
  • $4 million center will create 50 new jobs
  • New facility is a state-of-the-art, 75,000 sq. ft. building

Amy Parker, Business Development Manager

Portage Economic Development Company




AJ Machine Inc.

  • Company expanding with new facility due to outgrowing current location
  • Investing $1 million to construct a 15,000 sq. ft. facility
  • Creating more than a dozen jobs by 2021

Jon Myers, President

Whitley County Economic Development Corporation