March 26, 2015
Janesville Acoustics, a unit of Milwaukee-headquartered Jason Industries, Inc., announced plans to establish a manufacturing plant in Richmond, creating up to 87 new jobs by 2016. The company plans to invest $10.62 million to lease, renovate and equip a portion of the Osborn building located in the Midwest Industrial Park at 2350 Salisbury Road. You […]
March 18, 2015
Wayne County took a big step toward their Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC) designation. Juniors and seniors at Hagerstown High School took ACT’s WorkKeys skills assessment test which will help them identify their strengths and potential career paths. The test results from the students will count toward the county’s effort to earn the CWRC designation. […]
March 16, 2015
The move is projected to create 35 new jobs by 2015. The company will construct a 7,400 square foot addition to their existing 180,000 square foot Richmond facility. More details on the project can be found here.
February 2, 2015
Richmond, Indiana made the 2014 Top Ten Least Expensive List for Urban Areas. The list is a culmination of three quarters of cost of living data collected throughout the year. Richmond ranked 8th on the Least Expensive list in the first quarter and 5th in the third quarter. Richmond ranked 7th on the year-end list. To […]
December 8, 2014
Primex Plastics Corporation, a subsidiary of ICC Industries, located at 1235 North F Street in Richmond will receive $70,000 in an Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) Grant from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County. The funds will be used to assist the company with a three-phase expansion project involving new equipment, a new […]
November 4, 2014
Once again Richmond ranks on the Top 10 Least Expensive Urban Areas list in the Cost of Living Index for the 3rd Quarter of 2014. This is the second time Richmond has made the Least Expensive list. Richmond moves up to fifth place on the list from 8th in the 1st Quarter. COLIMediaReleaseQ32014rev You can learn more about the cost […]
June 2, 2014
Vandor Corporation, Inc. is investing $4.9 million in expansion projects in both their Plastics and Funeral Products Divisions. The company recently moved their Funeral Products Division into the former Cinram facility located at 1620 Rich Road. The Plastics Division remains at their initial location at 4251 West Industries Road in the Midwest Industrial Park. By […]
Wayne County today announced its participation in the ACT Work Ready Communities initiative, a workforce system designed to assist states, regions and counties in developing their workforce pipeline to provide skilled workers for employers. Wayne County has been accepted into the ACT Work Ready Communities Academy, an executive leadership and training program for local officials. […]
May 28, 2014
The Ten Most and Least Expensive Urban Areas in the Cost of Living Index (COLI) First Quarter 2014 National Average for 288 Urban Areas = 100 Most Expensive Least Expensive COL COL Ranking Urban Areas Index Ranking Urban Areas Index 1 New York (Manhattan) NY 220.3 1 Norman OK 81.2 2 Honolulu […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The town of Milton has received permission to begin construction on a $5 million wastewater collection system.
April 12, 2010
Hagerstown Plastics, located in Richmond, Indiana, will expand into the former Bev’s Threads building located at 621 S. J Street.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
(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.