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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Keep up with the latest grand openings and groundbreakings across Northern Indiana

  • Valparaiso’s new shell building in Lakes of Valparaiso Business Park is ready and available for a tenant after a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony. The building features 32-foot ceilings and 80,000 sq. ft on 8 acres, expandable by another 20,000 sq. ft. The building is visible from Highway 49. www.valpoedc.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&category=Main&refno=4.
  • Midwestern BioAg recently celebrated the grand opening of its new $15 million manufacturing plant, located at Fair Oaks Farms in Newton County. The Wisconsin-based company reports the facility can produce 65,000 tons of fertilizer each year. www.midwesternbioag.com.
  • In Elkhart, MapleNet Wireless Inc. and city and county officials broke ground on a fiber optic cable service installation that will boost Internet speeds throughout the county. The greater connectivity and savings of this approach is expected to be a boon to local companies as well as economic development efforts. www.maplenetwireless.com.
  • In Fort Wayne, officials including Mayor Tom Henry broke ground on a renovation/expansion project at the historic Clyde Theatre. As a $5 million project it will feature a new performance hall and a two-story art gallery, transforming the 21,000 sq. ft. theatre into a multi-use entertainment venue. www.clydetheatre.com.
  • In Plymouth, officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new downtown apartment complex known as River Gate South. Officials say this shows part of their commitment to growth and expect the three new buildings of apartments and condos to provide needed workforce housing in the downtown area. www.marshallcountyedc.org/news/plymouth-attracts-young-professionals-with-housing-development.