Italy-Based Steel Manufacturer Investing in Allen County

Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc., a stainless steel and nickel alloy manufacturer, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 45 new jobs by 2017. The company, which is a subsidiary of Vicenza, Italy-based Acciaierie Valbruna, will invest $30.5 million to renovate and equip its Fort Wayne facilities, constructing a 166,000 square-foot addition. The expanded facility, which will be fully operational by late next year, will allow the company to increase its production capacity to meet growing demand in the U.S. for stainless steel and nickel alloy.

Iowa-Based Grain Product Developer to Invest Millions in Southern Indiana Operations

Grain Processing Corporation (GPC), a subsidiary of Kent Corporation, announced plans today to invest $70 million to expand its operations here, creating up to 16 new jobs by 2019. The Muscatine, Iowa-based company, which manufactures and markets corn-based products, will grow its MALTRIN® maltodextrins capacity over the next few years at its 600-acre Washington, Indiana complex, accounting for the largest expansion at the Washington plant since it started operations. GPC is in the process of finalizing the engineering design and requesting the necessary permits to begin the construction phase of the additional finishing capacity.

Fortune 200 Auto Supplier Grows Operations in Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE, Ind. (Dec.11, 2014) – Lear Corporation, a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 96 new jobs by 2019. The Southfield, Michigan-based company will invest $7.28 million to lease and equip a new 93,000 square-foot facility in Portage. The facility, which is expected to be fully operational by June 2015, will allow the company to increase storage space, optimize production requirements and meet increased industry demand for Ford Explorer seat systems.

Plotting a Course for Sustained Economic Growth

In the past decade, Indiana is literally a turn-around story on a grand scale, with a legacy of great leadership and a continued commitment from Governor Pence to maintain and improve the Hoosier success story. As Indiana plots that course, the word trajectory becomes very important.

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