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Manufacturing Matters Graduates First Class

January 31, 2014

Richmond- The new fast track training program for good jobs, Manufacturing Matters, graduates its first class Friday. The program led by Ivy Tech Community College Richmond’s Corporate College in collaboration with WorkOne is accepting applications for the next class that starts February 24. Twelve area residents will celebrate completing the program at a job fair [...]

Presentation of the EDC of Wayne County’s New Strategic Plan Airs on WGTV

January 27, 2014

If you missed the presentation of the EDC’s strategic plan there are still opportunities to catch it on WGTV Channel 11. The presentation is scheduled to be aired at the following times: Tuesday 1/28, 8:00 a.m. Wednesday 1/29, 3:00 a.m. Thursday 1/30, 7:00 p.m. Saturday 2/1, 1:00 p.m.

The Stride Rite Corporation Seeks to Grow Operations in Richmond, Indiana

December 11, 2013

Richmond, IN (December 11, 2013) – Wolverine Worldwide, operating as The Stride Rite Corporation in Richmond, is in the process of relocating and expanding their Customer, Consumer and Shared Services operations into a single state-of-the art facility to support the company’s strong growth in both its wholesale channel and direct-to-consumer sectors. The consolidation of operations [...]

Finance System of Richmond, Inc. Plans Expansion Creating 43 New Jobs

November 4, 2013

Richmond, IN (November 4, 2013) – Finance System of Richmond, Inc., an accounts receivable management operation, will receive a total of $25,000 in an Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) Grant from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County, Indiana. The company, currently located at 32 South 9th Street in Richmond, is in the process [...]

Wayne County Selected to Participate in ACT’s Work Ready Pilot

October 23, 2013

Richmond, IN (October 23, 2013) – Wayne County has been selected to participate in the ACT pilot program for county level Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC). This is a national effort, led by ACT, to provide a framework for states, regions and communities to build an economic development and community based approach in certifying the [...]

Manufacturing Matters training program to address closing the skills gap in Eastern Indiana

September 13, 2013

(Richmond) – Manufacturing Matters, a new regional training initiative to address the manufacturing skills gap in Eastern Indiana, is being announced today. The strategy will provide certified workers to bridge the skills gap at companies across the entire region. The Manufacturing Matters region currently includes Wayne, Fayette, Rush, Union and Franklin Counties with outreach to Darke [...]

RICHMOND’S JOHNS MANVILLE RECEIVES $68,554 FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT IMPROVEMENTS

August 8, 2013

(Richmond, Indiana) – Johns Manville, a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building insulation, commercial roofing, roof insulation and specialty products, has earned a significant rebate check from Energizing Indiana, Richmond Power & Light and the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) for energy efficient improvements to its Richmond Insulation Systems facility.  Through its participation in [...]

Paragon Caskets, Inc. Will Create New Jobs with Expansion into Casket Manufacturing

August 5, 2013

Richmond, IN (August 5, 2013) – Paragon Casket, Inc., a national distributor for several casket companies, will receive a total of $30,000 in an Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) Grant from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County, Indiana.  Paragon Casket, located at 1763 Sheridan Street in Richmond, is purchasing Romark Industries, Inc. Romark [...]

Wayne County Job Fairs Coming Soon

July 10, 2013

Wayne County residents looking for employment are invited to a series of job fairs to be held at various locations throughout the county. Job fairs are planned for Richmond, Cambridge City, Centerville and Hagerstown. More information about the dates, times and locations, as well as a list of participating companies, can be found at these locations: [...]

Maxwell Milling of Indiana Expands Swine Feed Production in Wayne County

June 4, 2013

Richmond, IN (June 3, 2013) – Maxwell Milling of Indiana, a division of Goldsboro Milling Company, will receive a $35,000 Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) grant from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County for an expansion project. The company is located at 4359 State Road 1 near Hagerstown and processes grains and minerals [...]

Purina Animal Nutrition Signs Purchase Agreement for Former Coca-Cola Building for Expansion

January 7, 2013

Richmond, IN (January 7, 2013) – Purina Animal Nutrition LLC will receive an $85,000 Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) grant from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County. The company has signed a purchase agreement for the former Coca-Cola building located at 1700 Industries Road in Richmond to expand their test diet operation currently [...]

EDC Announces New President

October 18, 2012

Richmond, IN (October 18, 2012) – A lifelong resident of Wayne County will become the new president of the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County.  The EDC Board of Directors announced Valerie Shaffer will lead the organization as the new president. Chair of the EDC Board of Directors, Mark Smith says Shaffer formerly served [...]

Sugar Creek Packing Company Announces Jobs and Investment in Wayne County

September 10, 2012

Richmond, IN (September 10, 2012) – Sugar Creek Packing Company, headquartered in Washington Court House, Ohio, will receive $265,000 in an Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) Grant from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County, Indiana.  Sugar Creek plans to close on the food processing facility in the near future.  The facility is located [...]

Sugar Creek Packing Company Announces Jobs and Investment

Cambridge City, IN (September 10, 2012) – Sugar Creek Packing Company, headquartered in Washington Court House, Ohio, will move forward with their plans to purchase the former Really Cool Foods facility, located in the Indiana Gateway Industrial Park near Cambridge City, Indiana.  In August, the company announced its $13 million bid to purchase the food [...]

Palladium-Item’s Latest Edition of Maximum Business Showcases Economic Development

July 10, 2012

The June/July edition of Maximum Business, published by the Palladium-Item, did a great job of explaining the economic development process as well as covering issues related to job growth and workforce development. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, you can find it here:  http://www.pal-item.com/ads/sections/max_biz/index.html  

Berry Plastics Corporation in Richmond Purchases New Equipment and

May 8, 2012

Richmond, IN (May 7, 2012) – Berry Plastics Corporation in Richmond will receive a $71,850 Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) grant from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County.  The company will be adding new equipment to expand their product lines.  They will create 10 new jobs and invest $4.4 million in the project.  [...]

Suncall America, Inc. Expansion Will Create 10 New Jobs

Richmond, IN (May 7, 2012) – Suncall America, Inc. inRichmond will receive a $68,500 Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) Grant from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) ofWayneCounty.  Suncall was recently awarded “new model” work for two new automotive parts.  As a result, the company needs to expand its existing facility to make room for the [...]

B & F Plastics, Inc. Adds New Product Line, Creates New Jobs

Richmond, IN (May 7, 2012) – B & F Plastics, Inc. in Richmond will receive a $13,000 Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) Grant from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County.  The company will be adding new equipment to expand their product lines.  B & F Plastics manufactures numerous products from thermoplastic and recycled [...]

Silgan White Cap Will Increase Technological Advantage

April 2, 2012

Richmond, IN April 2, 2012) – Silgan White Cap in Richmond will receive a $29,000 Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) Grant from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County to purchase new equipment and provide training for employees using the equipment.  The new equipment provides a change in technology that will lead to a [...]

New Equipment for Transilwrap Company, Incorporated Will Lead to

Richmond, IN (April 2, 2012) New manufacturing equipment will increase the technological and competitive advantage for Transilwrap Company, Incorporated.  As a result the company will create 8 new full-time jobs by the end of 2014. The EDC of Wayne County is providing an EDIT grant of $27,000 to assist with the purchase of new equipment.  [...]

City of Richmond Breaks Ground on 166 Acres of New Greenfield Sites

March 28, 2012

Richmond, IN (March 28, 2012) – Officials broke ground on Phase II of the Midwest Industrial Park in Richmond, Indiana. The infrastructure improvements will lead to the opening of 166 acres of new industrial land adjacent to Interstate 70 and a Norfolk Southern Rail mainline. The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County partnered with [...]

Golden Engineering, Inc. Expansion Will Lead to New Products Lines

March 6, 2012

Centerville, IN (March 5, 2012) – Golden Engineering, Incorporated will receive a $15,000 economic development income tax (EDIT) grant from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County.  The company will use the grant to add 6,400 square feet to their existing facility and upgrade infrastructure. They will also purchase new manufacturing equipment and provide [...]

Perpetual Recycling Solutions to Open 110 Million Pound Food Grade rPET Plant

February 3, 2012

Company Receives Funding and Approvals to Open Landmark Recycling Facility in Richmond, Indiana. Richmond, IN (February 2, 2012) – Today Perpetual Recycling Solutions announced its plans to open a new, food-grade rPET recycling facility in Richmond, Indiana. The company selected Richmond for its location because of the community, people, and infrastructure to support success. Its [...]

C.R. England Global Transportation Announces Plans to Locate Truck Driving School in Richmond, Indiana Creating 35 Jobs

December 5, 2011

Richmond, IN (December 5, 2011) – C.R. England Global Transportation, the nation’s largest refrigerated trucking company and premier commercial truck driving school, announced they will locate a new instructional facility in Richmond, Indiana at the Rose City Business Park. The company plans to invest $2,240,500 and create 35 new jobs.  The EDC of Wayne County [...]

Wayne Dairy Products, Inc. Expands Creating 11 New Jobs at the

November 7, 2011

Richmond, IN (November 7, 2011) – Wayne Dairy Products, Inc., manufacturer of premium dairy products under the SMITH’S brand, will expand at the company’s Richmond facility.  The company will invest $12,000,000 and create 11 new jobs.  The EDC of Wayne County is providing an Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) grant of $200,000 to assist with [...]

Osborn International Expansion Leads to Creation of 23 New Jobs at the Richmond Facility

Richmond, IN (November 7, 2011) – Osborn International, a division of Jason Finishing Group, will expand by relocating a product line and the company’s IT Department to the Richmond facility, located in the Midwest Industrial Park.  The company will invest $4,614,000 and create 23 new jobs bringing total employment to 182 employees.  The EDC of [...]

Vandor Expands Starmark Product Line and Creates Investment

August 4, 2011

Richmond, IN (August 2, 2011) – Vandor Corporation, located in Richmond, will invest $2,744,920 to expand their Starmark funeral services line. In addition, the company will expand its injection molding operation to manufacture two-shot injection molded parts.  Both expansions will lead to the creation of 30 new jobs.  The EDC of Wayne County is providing [...]

New Equipment will Lead to New Business for Grafcor, Inc.

May 10, 2011

Grafcor, Incorporated, a division of Innomark Communications, will receive a $24,000 economic development income tax (EDIT) grant from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County.

Silgan White Cap Will Purchase New Equipment

March 8, 2011

Silgan White Cap in Richmond, will receive a $16,128 Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) Grant from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County to purchase equipment that will upgrade one of their composite cap production lines.

Primex Plastics Corporation Adds Space and Jobs

With a capital investment of $3.8 million, Primex Plastics Corporation will expand their accounting department, purchase new equipment, and upgrade existing machinery in their Richmond facility, which is also the company headquarters.

Perpetual Recycling Solutions, LLC Brings New Jobs to Richmond

October 14, 2010

Perpetual Recycling Solutions, LLC announced they will site their new facility in Richmond, Indiana creating 55 new jobs by 2012 with an annual payroll of $2 million.  

Local Investors Set to Finalize Purchase of Local Plastics Company

B & F Plastics, Incorporated, a company that manufactures numerous products from thermoplastic and recycled rubber will receive a $200,000 economic development income tax (EDIT) grant from the Economic Development Corporation of Wayne County (EDCWC). 

New Equipment Expands Product Line for Company and Adds 10 New Jobs

June 9, 2010

With the purchase of new equipment Transilwrap Company, Incorporated, located in Richmond, Indiana will expand their product line and add 10 new jobs over the next year making a $2.5 million investment.

New Contract Means New Jobs for Richmond Company

May 10, 2010

The EDC of Wayne County will provide EDIT funds to a Richmond company which will lead to new jobs and investment for Wayne County.

Construction on Milton Wastewater System is Set to Begin

The town of Milton has received permission to begin construction on a $5 million wastewater collection system. 

Hagerstown Plastics Expands into Larger Space

April 12, 2010

Hagerstown Plastics, located in Richmond, Indiana, will expand into the former Bev’s Threads building located at 621 S. J Street. 

Two Companies Expand Creating New Jobs and Investment

March 2, 2010

Nearly 30 new full-time jobs and a combined investment of $1.6 million will happen in Wayne County with the announcement of expansions in two Richmond companies. 

RP&L announces a 6% rate reduction for all customers.

February 4, 2010

The customers of Richmond Power & Light will see approximately a 6% decrease in rates for the beginning of 2010. This comes after a rather turbulent 2008 and 2009. Some factors contributing to the ease in rates are; the overall demand for electricity has been steadily falling, RP&L is purchasing less coal, and the wholesale [...]

Dot Foods Partners With FFP, Manufacturers to Deliver 100 Truckloads of Food to Haiti

Food redistributor working with Food For the Poor, food manufacturing community to collect and transport food and supplies.  MT. STERLING, Ill. – Dot Foods, the largest food redistributor in the United States, is partnering with Food For the Poor and its food manufacturer partners to generate 100 truckloads of food products and transport them to [...]

Wayne County Site Scores State Designation for Speedier Development

September 23, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 23, 2009) – Seven sites across Indiana earned the title of ‘shovel ready’ today, paving the way for businesses to quickly locate new operations on property ready for development. The seven new sites located in Blackford, Daviess, Madison, Monroe, Orange, Vigo and Wayne counties join the list of 48 other ‘shovel ready’ sites [...]

Abrasives Producer to Consolidate Work to Richmond

September 1, 2009

RICHMOND, Ind. (Sept. 1, 2009) – Jason Finishing Group, an international industrial abrasives maker, announced today that it will expand its operations here, creating nearly 50 new jobs by 2012.

New Owner Says Richmond Casting Jobs Will Stay in Wayne County

(Richmond) Richmond Casting Company will receive a $200,000 economic development income tax (EDIT) grant from the Economic Development Corporation of Wayne County (EDCWC) to assist with retention of jobs and local investment.  Richmond Casting Company was recently purchased by president of the company and Wayne County resident, Gill McBride.

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