Current News

Current News

February 2017 Successes

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Allen County

General Motors

  • Automaker has announced plans to invest an additional $1.1 billion in US manufacturing operations throughout the country
  • Though no specifics were given for specific projects or which locations would be affected, GM has three major Indiana operations, one of which is Fort Wayne
  • The investment will involve new vehicle, advanced technology and component projects
  • Overall these projects are expected to create or retain 1,500 jobs

Global Medical Industries Inc.

  • Newly launched medical device manufacturing company in Fort Wayne, IN
  • Specializing in manufacturing complex implants and instruments as well as products for surgical procedures
  • Currently has 4 employees and expects to hire 8 more by the end of 2017

Eric Doden, CEO

Greater Fort Wayne Inc.



Kosciusko County

WishBone Medical Inc.

  • New pediatric orthopedic company has launched in Warsaw, IN
  • Company provides children’s medical devices specifically designed for them, rather than adapted from modified adult versions
  • Initial employing 10-15 employees

George Robertson, President

Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation



LaGrange County


Forest River Manufacturing LLC

  • Elkhart-based recreational vehicle manufacturer investing in operations in LaGrange, IN
  • $6.7 million investment will create up to 425 new industry jobs by the end of 2018
  • The company has purchased a 100-acre industrial site in the town

Ryne Krock, President & CEO

LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation




La Porte County

Vanair Manufacturing

  • Air compressor manufacturer has acquired Goodall Manufacturing, a Minnesota-based company that specializes in jump-starting and battery charging technology
  • Vanair CEO reports acquisition provides one-source solution for mobile power needs and will allow new innovations and product evolutions

Clarence Hulse, Executive Director

Michigan City Economic Development Corporation



St. Joseph County

Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory

  • The state-of-the-art research facility has signed a 19-month, $2.5 million deal with South Korea-based Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd
  • The agreement has to do with research related to the development of a 300-megawatt class power generation gas turbine
  • All design, analysis, fabrication and assembly work will take place at NDTL’s Ignition Park facility in South Bend, IN

Bill Schalliol, Executive Director
St. Joseph County Office of Economic Development