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October 2017 Successes

Monday, October 23, 2017

Allen County

Fort Wayne Metals

  • Fort Wayne medical device company established in 1946 and now has operations across the world
  • Investing $51.1 million to expand and enhance its Northeast Indiana operations
  • Constructing a two-story, 40,000-square-foot addition to their corporate office building and will also revitalize a 60,000-square-foot building which they recently purchased for expansion. 
  • Creating 300+ new jobs


Cass County

Lytx Inc.

  • California-based company relocating manufacturing functions from China to Logansport, IN
  • Investing $50,000,000 in the shift that will bring even recorder manufacturing to an existing plant in Indiana
  • Creating 70 new jobs

Cass Logansport Economic Development Organization



La Porte County

Boss Industries

  • Air and gas compressor manufacturer expanding operations
  • Investing $300,000 to add a 6,400 sq. ft. expansion to existing facility
  • Creating 5 new jobs at above average pay

Bert Cook, Executive Director

Greater LaPorte Economic Development Corporation



Steuben County

Vestil Manufacturing

  • Loading dock and material handling company expanding
  • Investing $15 million to expand operations
  • Creating up to 100 new jobs by 2021

Isaac Lee, Executive Director

Steuben County Economic Development Corporation



Porter County


  • Israel-based manufacturer of plastic meal trays building North American headquarters in Portage, IN
  • Investing over $11 million to construct and equip a new 91,000 sq. ft. facility which will include office space, an extrusion line and three thermoforming machines
  • Creating up to 60 new jobs by 2019

U.S. Steel

  • Steel manufacturing company investing in new equipment at Portage, IN
  • Received a five-year abatement for new equipment from the Portage City Council
  • $7.6 million in equipment will revitalize major units in plant’s tin mill. Part of a $64 million project
  • Whole project will result in 311 new jobs

Andy Maletta, Executive Director

Portage Economic Development Corporation



Marshall County

American Containers Inc.

  • Packing solution company investing in facility upgrades
  • Investing $550,000 to improve automation and efficiency
  • Creating 1 new job

Jerry Chavez, President & CEO

Marshall County Economic Development Corporation



Whitley County

Advanced Assembly LLC

  • Manufacturer of seating systems for automotive industry expanding operations
  • Investing $7,000,000 to increase production capacity at the facility
  • Creating 100 new jobs

Fort Wayne Metals Advanced Materials Development LLC

  • Medical device material manufacturer expanding operations
  • Investing $12 million for new equipment that will increase material melting capacity for a large variety of materials
  • Creating 15 new jobs

Pyrotek Inc.

  • Manufacturer investing in a new manufacturing line at its Columbia City facility
  • Investment in new equipment will all for production of the company’s new molten aluminum filtration technology
  • Creating a small number of jobs

Jon Myers, President

Whitley County Economic Development Corporation