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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.

260.420.6945

edoden@greaterfortwayneinc.com

www.greaterfortwayneinc.com

 

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

574.265.2601

www.kosciuskoedc.com

 

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

260.499.4994

rkrock@lagrangecountyedc.com

www.lagrangecountyedc.com

 

 

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

219.873.1211

www.edcmc.com

 

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
574.235.9812
bschalli@co-st-joseph.in.us