The Plymouth City Council continues to encourage local business growth by supporting a tax abatement for Farm Innovators, Inc., an agribusiness leader in the deicer and heated products market.
On March 9th, the City of Plymouth received official certification of membership into Indiana’s branch of Main Street America. This recognition comes after many months of organizing, planning, and building consensus between the Plymouth residents and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).
A new initiative, “Made in Marshall County,” was held on March 7th to allow local businesses to connect with soon-to-be graduates by promoting products that are made right here in Marshall County.
Access to a skilled workforce is the most pressing need for employers in Marshall County. This is why the Northern Indiana Workforce Board (NIWB), which operates Indiana’s WorkOne centers, and Marshall County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) are joining efforts to launch a pilot project in Marshall County that will assess the needs of area businesses and implement tailored solutions.
Marshall County is taking part in a project that will increase economic development opportunities and help connect our community to dozens of cities and towns throughout the Midwest. After many years of effort across three states, the Columbus to Chicago high speed passenger rail project is moving forward.
Faulkner Fabricating, Inc., a leader in the production of shipping racks and components to the automotive, window, and coal mining industries, announced plans to invest approximately $216,730 in machinery and $960,000 in a building expansion. This capital investment will increase efficiency and profits which will aid in current employee retention and facilitate the creation of 5-10 additional jobs.
This fall, over 120 Bremen High School seniors and 150 Plymouth High School students got the chance to learn more about potential careers and the day-to-day operations of businesses in their community. This collaboration between businesses and students was thanks to Marshall County schools’ participation in Manufacturing Day, a national program in which manufacturers open their doors to showcase their businesses and foster interest in manufacturing careers.
The Town of Argos is hoping to grow its population through a new marketing strategy that will showcase all it has to offer. At a Town Council meeting on Tuesday, November 2nd, Argos leadership unveiled a short promotional video to attract new residents. The video was produced by the Mishawaka-based marketing firm, Big Idea Company this summer as part of Argos’ ongoing marketing initiative to grow their population.
Viking Paper Corporation, a leader in the corrugated box industry, has recently announced plans to invest approximately $1.51 million in the purchase and installation of new machinery, and $2.06 million in a building expansion that includes the addition of a rail spur and new loading docks.
Family owned and operated Homestead Dairy is about to become one of the largest automated robotic dairy farms in the nation, with an improved robotic milking system that can serve as a model for modern dairy farming innovation across the country.
Snack producer, Pretzels Inc., will be expanding its operations to Plymouth, creating up to 65 new jobs, and investing approximately $15 million to purchase and equip their 45,000 square foot facility.
On August 9th INDOT and County leadership held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new 40,000 square foot, $7.2 million, state of the art Sub District highway maintenance facility in Plymouth.
On August 1st, the Regional Development Authority (RDA) for North Central Indiana approved funding for 15 projects throughout the region, 5 of which were submitted from Marshall County. These projects will help achieve the goals of the RCI, by improving quality of place and attracting talented workers in a variety of ways.
On July 6th, the Town of Bremen received official certification of membership into Indiana’s branch of Main Street America. The certification comes after many months of organizing, planning, and building consensus between the Bremen citizens and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).
The Plymouth Common Council continues to show support for small businesses by approving a seven-year real property tax abatement request from DAC Enterprise, a local garage door manufacturer and distributor.
To raise community awareness and support for their status as a finalist in Indiana's Stellar Communities Designation Program, the Town of Culver held a “Stellar Fest” on June 11th.
The Marshall County Career Success Coalition is being recognized by Learn More Indiana and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for meeting its 2 Year Requirements. An awards ceremony will be held in Indianapolis on June 28th to celebrate their success.
After sitting vacant for several years, the 75,000 sq. ft. industrial facility on Center Street in Bourbon known as the Reynold’s Building will soon have new occupants. Indiana Composites, LLC, which manufactures open and closed molded fiberglass components for the marine, RV, and specialty vehicle markets, will move into the facility to establish Bourbon as an industrial center for the business, resulting in job creation and a new industrial base for the Town.
The Town of Culver has made great strides over the last few years in developing transformative plans to stimulate local economic growth. It comes as no surprise then that the Town was named one of 6 finalists for the Stellar Communities Program. Stellar offers winning communities both funding and the cooperation of various state agencies in developing and implementing a long-term comprehensive plan.
The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has recognized Marshall County with an “Excellence in Concrete Pavement” Award for the 7th Road interchange with US 31 project (also known as Veterans Parkway).