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We have to start with the family, the history, the dedication to quality. Miller Poultry, a family-owned company, has been producing the highest quality chicken since purchasing the processing plant in 1992. The growth of the business is beyond what the family ever imagined and feel very grateful to employ such dedicated employees. The entire operation is quite complex but without its valued employees, none of it would be possible. The company sells chicken in many local, area and regional store chains, including Kroger, Spartan, Meijer, Whole Foods, Martin’s, Mariono’s, SuperValue and more. The company continues to seek employees to be a part of their team where many opportunities exist. Giving back and being involved in the community have always been a part of the company’s standard. Thousands of pounds of chicken are given to food banks, fundraisers and community efforts to help raise money to fund projects and help feed families in need. The company’s mission statement says it all. To be a company of dedicated and faithful people producing naturally grown poultry in an ethical and efficient manner for consumers who appreciate and enjoy wholesome, great tasting food.

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COUNTY STATISTICS

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DEKALB COUNTY Total population: 42,822 49.71% male 50.29% female Median age: 38 Educational attainment Less than 9th grade: 2.47% Grade 9-12: 7.71% High school: 39.64% Some college: 20.86% Associate degree: 10.49% Bachelor’s degree: 12.96% Graduate degree: 5.87% Income and spending Median household income: $56,430 How do people spend most of their money? Shelter: $11,610 Transportation: $10,170 Food and beverages: $8,214 Health care: $4,837 Utilities: $4,248

STEUBEN COUNTY Total population: 34,455 50.66% male 49.34% female Median age: 42 Educational attainment Less than 9th grade: 2.91% 9th-12th grade: 7.55% High School: 36.64% Some college: 20.77% Associate degree: 10.74% Bachelor’s degree: 13.35% Graduate degree: 8.04% Income and spending Median household income: $58,181 How do people spend most of their money? Shelter: $11,624 Transportation: $10,188 Food and beverages: $8,207 Health care: $4,868 Utilities: $4,236 — Information from the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

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Steuben County Average Employment by Sector (in 2018)

DeKalb County Average Employment by Sector (in 2018)

Total Employment

15,915

Total Employment

21,892

Total Private Employment

14,436

Total Private Employment

19,809

Manufacturing

5,600

Manufacturing

9,767

Retail Trade

2,023

Federal, State, & Local Government

2,083

Federal, State, & Local Government

1,479

Health Care and Social Assistance

1,703

Accommodation and Food Service

1,447

Retail Trade

1,487

Health Care and Social Assistance

1,359

Transportation and Warehousing

1,379

Administration and Waste Services

729

Accommodation and Food Service

1,336

Transportation and Warehousing

626

Wholesale Trade

926

Construction

474

Administration and Waste Services

649

Other Services

360

Construction

627

Wholesale Trade

253

Other Services

443

Professional and Technical Services

198

Professional and Technical Services

433

Finance and Insurance

157

Finance and Insurance

283

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunt

113

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

189

Information

92

Management of Companies

143

Real Estate, Rental, Leasing

89

Real Estate, Rental, Leasing

120

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

75

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunt

119

Mining

10

Information

82

Management of Companies

7

Mining

60

Educational Services

59

Establishments by Sector (in 2018) Total Establishments

963

Establishments by Sector (in 2018)

Total Private Establishments

907

Total Establishments

978

Retail Trade

150

Total Private Establishments

929

Manufacturing

100

Manufacturing

118

Construction

94

Construction

110

Accommodation and Food Service

87

Retail Trade

110

Other Services

79

Accommodation and Food Service

88

Professional and Technical Services

63

Other Services

82

Health Care and Social Assistance

57

Professional and Technical Services

71

Federal, State, & Local Government

56

Health Care and Social Assistance

58

Admin. and Waste Services

51

Administration and Waste Services

55

Transportation and Warehousing

46

Finance and Insurance

53

Wholesale Trade

45

Federal, State, & Local Govt.

49

Finance and Insurance

40

Wholesale Trade

48

Real Estate, Rental, Leasing

37

Transportation and Warehousing

46

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting

19

Real Estate, Rental, Leasing

29

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

18

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting

22

Information

7

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

16

Mgmt. of Companies

5

Management of Companies

7

Mining

4

Information

6

Mining

5

Educational Services

5

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DeKalb County core industries According to the DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership, here are some of the core industries in the county: • Steel Dynamics, Inc. — 1,200 employees Steel mill, flat rolls • Nucor — 870 employees Structural steel, fasteners, rebar • CooperStandard — 800 employees Motor vehicle manufacture: noise, vibration and harshness reducing parts • Walmart Distribution Center — 736 employees Frozen food and warehouse distribution • ThermaTru — 700 employees Energy-efficient doors and trim • DeKalb Health — 600 employees General medical and surgical hospital • Carlex — 550 employees

Automotive and solar panels • Rieke — 500 employees Packaging systems, drum closures and pump dispensers • TI Automotive — 450 employees Motor vehicle parts: fluid storage, transfer and delivery • Metal Technologies — 360 employees Cast iron foundry • Tower International — 350 employees Automotive metal stamping • Ashley Industrial Molding — 350 employees Motor vehicle: molded products • CSX — 348 employees Rail transportation of goods and materials • Family Dollar — 340 employees Variety store chain • Trin — 246 employees Electronic automotive components

manufacturer • Adventure Homes Homes builder manufacturing Housing and Urban Development and modular coded homes • New Millennium Building Systems — 200 employees Custom engineered structural steel • Electric Motors & Specialties — 200 employees Design, manufacture and application of unit bearing fan motors • Dekko — 200 employees Automotive components and electrical lighting equipment • Heidtman Steel — 200 employees Steel processing: slitting, tempering, pickling and cut to length • Tri-Wall — 160 employees Homes builder manufacturing Housing and Urban Development and modular

coded homes • Eaton — 160 employees Clutch division: motor vehicles, trucks/ buses • FXI — 150 employees Foam and sponge rubber • Auburn Gear — 144 employees Gear manufacturer • CJ Automotive — 132 employees Automotive pedal systems manufacturer • C&A Tool — 112 employees Medical implant production: vertebrae, disc and screws • The Bostwick-Braun Company — 111 employees Wholesale hardware distributor • Covington Box & Packaging Inc. — 100 employees Corrugated boxes and value-added services

Two Convenient Locations: Butler Mill Service Co. Butler, IN Columbia City Mill Service Co. Columbia City, IN

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BUTLER MILL SERVICE COMPANY Product/Services

What is the main product or service your company provides? Butler Mill Services handles, processes and sells steel slag which is a co-product of the steel making process. Who are your primary customers? Our primary customer is Steel Dynamics Butler and our secondary customers are asphalt companies, excavating companies and individuals that use our aggregate products to make driveways. How is your product made and services performed? Our aggregate products are screened, crushed, sized and tested for quality on site. Our steel mill services are performed using heavy mobile equipment and highly qualified operators. How has your product/service changed in recent years? In recent years, we have added a patented new product called Duraberm, which is used as a low-cost driveway stone. The heavy mobile equipment fleet we use to perform our services for SDI Butler has been upgraded significantly in the last five years.

What quality of service or awards have you received? We have gone more than 12 years without a lost time safety incident. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified. Where is your product or service delivered or distributed? Our aggregate products are distributed to asphalt paving companies, excavating companies and individuals that are building a driveway or roadway. All of our services are conducted for SDI on site.

Company History

How long has your business been a part of the DeKalb, Steuben, Noble or LaGrange community? We have been supplying quality stone/ aggregate products in the local community for over 23 years. Who is the company’s founder? Ed Levy Sr. Who is the current owner? Ed Levy Jr. How has the company grown over the years? Our site at SDI Butler has been around for

23 years but our parent company Levy is celebrating 100 years this year. What changes have been significant in the growth of this company? 100 years ago, our company started in steel mill services but we have expanded into other industries like asphalt paving, concrete, quarries, mining, ready mix concrete, sand and gravel.

Employees

How many employees does your company have? We have 50 employees at Butler Mill Services. How do the employees contribute to the service, quality, and values of your company? Our employees take pride in performing safe and environmentally friendly services for Steel Dynamics and our aggregate/stone customers. How do the employees contribute to innovation or the future direction of your company? At Butler Mill Services, we generate new ideas by learning from our employees

and customers on a daily basis. We also benchmark using our other sites around the world. What ways do your employees make a difference in either the way they do their jobs or in the way they service their communities? Butler Mill Services employees turn a co-product of the steel-making process into a valuable aggregate/stone that can be used throughout the local community in various applications. Do employees have continuing education opportunities? Advancement opportunities? Recognition? Butler Mill Services employees have the opportunities for education, advancement and they are recognized on a monthly basis for accomplishments in safety, environmental and operational requirements.

Future Plans/Expansions

How is your company using technology to expand and grow? At Butler Mill Services we work closely with our customers, suppliers and vendors to improve technology and make advancements that improve our business.

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Steuben County core industries According to the Steuben County Economic Development Corporation, here are some of the core industries in the county:

Transportation equipment

• Autoform Tool & Manufacturing, Angola • CTA Acoustics Inc., Orland • Dave’s Diesel Inc., Angola • Dexter Axle, Fremont • General Aluminum Company, Fremont • General Products Corp., Angola • Hudson Industries, Hudson • Indiana Marine Products, Angola • Metaldyne, Fremont • Tenneco, Inc., Angola • Ventra Angola LLC, Angola • World Class RV North America, Angola

Metal fabrication and machining • A W Manufacturing, Angola • Air-Way Manufacturing, Hamilton • Angola Wire Products, Angola • AZZ Galvanizing, Hamilton • Baril Coatings USA LLC, Angola • C & K Tool, Angola • Cold Heading, Fremont and Hudson • D.A.S. Services, Angola

• G & S Superabrasives, Angola • ITW Ransburg Electrostatic Systems, Angola • Kain Tool Inc., Orland • Kirk Enterprises, Angola • Koester Metals Inc., Fremont • LaGrange Products Inc., Fremont • MTR Machining Concepts, Ashley • Madsen Wire Products, Orland • Metal Improvement Co., Fremont • Metal Spinners Inc., Angola • Moyer Manufacturing, Angola • Northern Tool & Dies Inc., Fremont • Paragon Manufacturing Inc., Angola • Perry Products, Angola • Pins & Gears Tool & Fab, Angola • Professional Fabrication of Steuben County, Angola • Smith Manufacturing, Orland • Special Cutting Tools Inc., Angola • Steuben County Welding and Fabricating, Angola • Swager Communications, Fremont • Thrasher Welding & Machine, Angola • Titan Metal Spinners Inc., Angola • Triton Metal Products, Hamilton • Univertical, Angola

• Vestil Manufacturing, Angola • Wentzel Metal Spinners Inc., Fremont • Wrengineering Inc., Angola

• Halex Co., Hamilton • Powerscreen Indiana LLC, Angola

Printing, paper and wood products

• Briali Winery, Fremont • Chapman’s Brewing Co., Angola • Lord’s Seed LLC, Orland • Miller Poultry, Orland • New Horizons Baking Co., Fremont • Satek Winery, Fremont

• Awning & Sign Contractors, Angola • Brown Wood Concepts, Fremont • Double Envelope, Angola • Highland Computer Forms Inc., Angola • Illuminated Images, Angola • R. R. Donnelly, Angola • SOS Services, Angola • Steffy Wood Products, Angola • Superior Canopy Corp., Hamilton • PakLab, Orland

Transportation and logistics

• Conway Trucking, Fremont • Daily Bread Trucking, Fremont • Damiron Trucking, Fremont • Federal Express, Fremont • Friskney Equipment, Angola • Indiana Northeastern Railroad, Hudson • Klink Group of Companies, Ashley

Building material • Cardinal IG, Fremont • Erie Haven, Angola

Agribusiness, food and beverage

Medical devices

• Health Equipment Manufacturing, Fremont • Hudson Aquatic Systems LLC, Angola • Innovation in Motion, Angola

Sustainable/renewable energy

• Delta Alliance International, Fremont • Solar Usage Now, Hamilton

Other

• Trine University (education), Angola • Cameron Memorial Community Hospital (health care), Angola • EJ Brooks Co. (security devices), Angola • Trimble Navigation Ltd. (agriculture GIS systems), Hamilton • RISE Inc. (protective workshop), Angola

Seeking a new job? Here’s what to look for BY METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION Professionals change jobs for various reasons. But regardless of what’s behind a career change, many people can benefit by looking for things in a new job that can make them happy both professionally and personally. • Salary: Of course everyone would love to earn more money when changing jobs, but there is more to changing jobs than just improving your bottom line. As you begin your job search, consider how much you currently earn and if that allows you to live a life you love. If so, don’t overemphasize finding a new job that pays considerably more than your

currently earn. On the flip side, young professionals who want to start a family in the years ahead should consider the costs associated with such a decision and how the salaries they earn at their next jobs may affect what they want down the road. • Work/life balance: Before beginning your search for a new job, think about why you want to switch careers or companies. Long hours often leads to burnout. If you’re looking for a new job because you’re burned out, try to find a job that affords you a better work/life balance. A study from the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen found

that, with the curious exception of people who work more than 55 hours per week, stress rises accordingly with the numbers of hours worked each week. Keep that in mind if your goal is to find a job that affords you a better work/life balance. • Satisfaction: When attempting to achieve a better work/life balance, it can be easy to overlook satisfaction at work in exchange for more time at home. But studies have shown that feeling satisfied by what you do can have a profound impact on your overall happiness. It’s possible to find an engaging career that still affords you time away from work, and such a career can ultimately pave the

way toward a happier life. • Commute: Bending over backward simply to get to work and then get home from work can have an incredibly negative impact on your life. A study from the Office of National Statistics in the United Kingdom found that commuters, especially those who spend between 60 and 90 minutes commuting to work, have lower life satisfaction and lower levels of happiness compared to people who don’t commute. Before accepting a job offer, estimate your commute time to and from the new office and try to determine the impact of that commute on your quality of life.


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NOBLE COUNTY DISPOSAL

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“Over the last 47 years … we started with one truck and one route. Today we have 11-13 trucks running per day with nine daily routes. We also provide temporary containers for cleanup purposes, recycling options, and have an on-site Bonded Recycling Electronic facility.”

NOBLE COUNTY DISPOSAL, INC. Products/Services

What are the main products or services your company provides? Trash hauler for all of northeast Indiana. We specialize in residential, commercial, cleanup containers, roll-off and recycling needs. Who are your primary customers or clients? All of northeast Indiana. How are your products made or your services performed? Weekly for residential customers. Commercial accounts we can service monthly, weekly or bi-weekly. How have your products or services changed/improved in recent years? Over the last 47 years … we started with one truck and one route. Today we have 11-13 trucks running per day with nine daily routes. We also provide temporary containers for cleanup purposes, recycling options, and have an on-site Bonded Recycling Electronic facility. What quality or service standards or awards have you received? We are a bonded facility with the state of Indiana for electronic recycling.

Company History

How long has your business been a part of the community? We have been a family-based business for more than 46 years.

How do the employees make a difference in either the way they do their jobs or in the way they serve their communities? They are kind and caring. If they see someone in need, they do not mind helping out. That has always been known of the Arnold family, and that sets us apart from other haulers.

Future

“We donate services for youth ball leagues, school events, Relay for Life, Harvest Festival, and Kendallville Car Show, just to name a few.” Who is the company’s founder The company was founded by G. W. Potee from Brimfield, the father of Myrna Arnold. Who is the current owner? It is a family-based business being run daily by the Arnold family — Myrna and Sam Arnold along with Chad, Brice and daughter-in-law Amy. Grandchildren are also showing an interest in the business.

Employees

How many employees does your company have? We have more than 30 employees.

How do the employees contribute to the service, quality and values of your company? They go above and beyond for good quality service. Our employees are like part of the family and have adopted our principles of quality service. How do the employees contribute to innovation or the future direction of your company? They take pride in their work and respect that fact we like our facility and trucks clean at all times.

How is the internet playing a role in your company’s future? We have our own website. www. NCDisposal.com It tells about our different services, us in general, and you can pay your bill online.

Mission Statement/Philosophy/ Community Activities

What guiding principles or philosophy does your company take pride in? The Arnold family and Noble County Disposal are both very community-service oriented. How is your company involved in the community? We donate services for youth ball leagues, school events, Relay for Life, Harvest Festival, and Kendallville Car Show, just to name a few. We are members of chambers of commerce for Kendallville and Albion. We are also a major contributor to the United Way.


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RP WAKEFIELD Product/Services

Company History

What are the main products or services your company provides? Hardwood moulding/hardwood mantels Who are your primary customers or clients? Contractors, cabinet companies, do-it-yourself people, etc. How is your product made or your services performed? We buy kiln dried, raw lumber, rip and mill the wood to size. How has your product or services changed/improved in recent years? We now produce furniture legs for our customers and some RV parts. What quality of service standards or awards have you received? We have received a couple of awards from our customers for good products and on-time service. Where is your product or services delivered or distributed? We deliver and ship on our truck in a 30-mile radius, but we also ship via common carrier to Michigan and around Indianapolis.

How long has your business been a part of the community? Since 1954 Who is the company’s founder? R P Wakefield sold to Donald Ruegsegger/Robert Simon/Robert Wyatt sold to Brian Ruegsegger (current owner) Who is the current owner? Brian Ruegsegger How has the company grown over the years? Went from a plywood supplier to a hardwood supplier to cabinet companies. What changes have been significant in the growth of this company? Vision to supply the customer’s request— purchase machines to make this happen.

Employees How many employees does your company have? 30

How do the employees contribute to the service, quality and values of your company? Each employee is cross trained to follow the product while processing to the finished product. How do the employees contribute to innovation or the future direction of your company? Since the employee does work on the product, input from them is taken seriously. What ways do your employees make a difference in either the way they do their jobs or in the way they service their communities? We allow the employees to contribute to the United Way and food drives from the nearby food pantries. Do employees have continuing education opportunities? Advancement opportunities? Recognition? We do recognize employees for their time with our company. We have advanced from within the company.

Future Plans/Expansions We are changing in-house operations to

further our efficiency in providing a quality product. How is your company using technology to expand and grow? We use computers on many machines. How is the internet playing a role in your company’s future? We advertise on the internet and also purchase on the internet. Take orders, and also receive invoices.

Mission Statement/Philosophy/ Community Activities What guiding principles or philosophy does your company take pride in? We feel our customers and employees are the backbone of our company. We treat each customer equally. We treat our employees fairly and try to understand when problems come. How is your company involved in the community? We sponsor many activities: United Way, The Filling Station in Butler, various school activities and community activities. We are also active in the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce.

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CJ Automotive 100 Commerce St., Butler (260) 868-2147 www.cjautomotive.com CJ Automotive is a leading global company in design, development and manufacturing of pedal systems and jacks for the automotive industry. The business, through various name changes, has an extensive history in Butler and DeKalb County. Originally known as Universal Tool & Stamping Co. Inc., the business was a leading manufacturer of automotive jacks established Jan. 25, 1946 in Spencerville by R.B. Pratt. In 1952, the business relocated to Butler where other names and ownership groups followed until its acquisition by the Sweden-based CJ Automotive in 2015. CJ Automotive started supplying pedals to the industry in 1959; the company has since developed to a global leading system supplier in its field. A milestone was passed in 1989, when CJ Automotive was first in the market to supply a complete pedal system to an automotive manufacturer.

Our experienced R&D and Design teams are dedicated to bring our product offers to new levels, using the latest technology and design tools. The guideline for our product development has always been innovative and efficient designs, with focus on safety features, performance, weight and cost efficiency. Our tubular arm concept is an example where we are in the market benchmark, combining all focus areas. CJ Automotive is in the absolute frontline when it comes to working methods and tools, whether it’s in product development, manufacturing, logistics, quality, purchasing or any other function. From being a supplier to the Swedish automobile industry, CJ Automotive has expanded both geographically and in terms of customers. Viewed as an innovator in pedal design, we are supplying a number of world leading brands for passenger cars and trucks. Today CJ Automotive produces brake pedals and jacks for Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Mercedes Benz, AM General and Nissan.


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UNIVERTICAL Product/Services What is the main product(s) or service(s) your company provides? We produce copper anodes and specialty chemicals for the electroplating industry. What are you primary customers or clients? Printed Circuit Board Manufacturer, Semiconductor Plating, Plating on Plastic Providers, Electronics Manufacturers, Proprietary Manufacturers of Specialty Chemicals, and Gravure Cylinders for the Printing Industry. How is your product made or your services performed? By melting and forming copper and blending chemicals. How has your product or services changed/improved in recent years? The value added. Our customers dictate how we have to provide customization for evolving needs i.e. special formulations, delivery time, packaging, etc.

What quality of service standards or services or awards have you received? Registered to the current standard, ISO 9001:2015. We have several customer certifications. Our founder Charles Walker was inducted into the Electroplating Hall of Fame in our industry. Producing the best quality products has made Univertical a world leader in our industry. The fusion of our ISO Quality System with our Lean Manufacturing and 6 Sigma programs ensures benchmark products from the order to your door each and every time. Where is your product or services delivered or distributed? To 30 countries around the world. We have two manufacturing plants, one in Angola, and one in Suzhou, China.

Company History How long has your business been a part of the Steuben County community? We have been in Angola since 1998.

Who is the company’s founder? Charles Walker Who is the current owner? In 2013 we were acquired by our parent company, Alconix Corporation.

Employees How many employees does your company have? Around 75 employees in Angola. How do employees contribute to service, quality and value of your company? Our employees take ownership of and have pride in what we do. Serving our customers is the #1 priority. Loyalty to company, customers, vendors, and fellow employees. We make commitments and keep them. Family culture with personal interaction. Specialized knowledge is built on the job by specialized training. What ways do your do employees make a difference in either the way they do

their jobs or the way they service their communities? We are engaged with the local community. Our employees donate items to T.L.C. We participated in United Way’s Day of Caring, we try to reach beyond the company walls and participate in the community. We participate in Boomerang Backpacks Program. Do employees have continuing education opportunities? Advancement opportunities? We do offer continuing education and tuition assistance. Employees receive ongoing training to broaden their skill sets. We are a growing company and with that creates a need for more employees at different levels within the organization.

Mission Statement/Philosophy We exist to be the Global Benchmark of Quality in everything we do.

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CELEBRATING 81 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE PLATING INDUSTRY AND 21 YEARS IN STEUBEN COUNTY! OF EXCEL Who we are…

A global player in the manufacturing of copper, and copper and nickel chemicals for the plating and surface finishing industries.

We are involved in many businesses…

1938 – 2019

95% of what we make goes into the plating and surface finishing and ends up in a diverse group of applications including Aviation, Automotive, Electronics and Coinage. The products we manufacture are used in a multitude of products that consumers use every day, including…chrome parts on cars and motorcycles, plated cylinders for the printing industry, faucets, travel racks and other shiny metal and plastic parts that have been plated. Many copper pennies in circulation contain copper made here in Angola!

“HONORED AS OUTSTANDING SECOND STAGE COMPANY DURING THE FIRST EDWARD LOWE FOUNDATION’S INDIANA “COMPANIES TO WATCH” AWARDS PROGRAM AUG. 27, 2008

Where we’re going… - In 2019, we are upgrading and expanding production line. - We are actively pursuing opportunities to grow our business and add new jobs.

203 Weatherhead St., Angola

- We currently employ more than 75 people in Angola and are heavy consumers of area goods and services.

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Carlex! We’re more than glass… We’re the people behind the glass. At Carlex, we know serving a car owner ultimately means better serving car manufacturers and designers and those who service and repair cars. It also means providing the proper tools to our glassmakers, the people at the heart of our reputation for technology, quality and timely delivery. Our aim is to improve every interaction to make the total experience of engineering, crafting, sourcing, installing or repairing quality automotive glass a positive one for all involved. To that end, we’ve grown to meet this challenge, investing in technology, global resources and a network of the world’s most integrated glassmaking facilities and processes.

But the greatest investment is the one made by our people – generations of highly trained glassmakers who take pride in crafting everything we imagine, touch, test and deliver. Our people are the heart of who we are, what we do and how well we do it. We’re always working to improve our view through technology, innovation and service to make your view better. Clearly visionary people made us who we are and clearly visionary people will lead us into the future. We don’t just look at the glass, we see beyond the glass.

Discover YOUR potential… AUBURN GLASS PLANT – OPPORTUNITY DETAILS:

• Starting Wages: $14 General Production to $21.45 Skilled Operators • Shift Premiums: Nights & 2nd Shift = $.75 and 3rd = $.50 • Benefits: Competitive benefits package after 30 days of employment • Quarterly Profit Sharing Bonus LIGONIER GLASS PLANT – OPPORTUNITY DETAILS: • Starting Wages: $15 General Production to $21.53 Skilled Operators • Shift Premiums: Nights & 2nd Shift = $.75 and 3rd = $.50 • Benefits: Competitive benefits package after 30 days of employment • Quarterly Attendance Bonus


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Double Envelope specializes in the manufacturing of commercial, custom printed and specialty envelopes for the transactional and direct mail industries. With more than 400 employee owners in Virginia, Florida, Maryland and Indiana, producing more than 7 billion envelopes annually, Double Envelope has grown to become the 3rd largest envelope manufacturer in the United States. Double Envelope’s continued growth has been the result of our constant commitment to process improvements and ability to adapt to our clients’ needs. We focus on strategic opportunities where we can be more than just an envelope supplier to our clients. We look to develop long-term partnerships by being problem solvers and creating value-added solutions that promote increased productivity and measured cost savings. Our objective is to build long-term partnerships by being flexible and developing a customer support strategy that best fits the need of each individual client. In 2010 the company made two strategic acquisitions which expanded the capacity, capability and geographic reach of Double. One was the acquisition of Wolf Envelope

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in Angola, which created a platform to expand and serve the major markets in the Midwest. Double Envelope is proud of its reputation for courteous service and uncompromising dedication to quality envelope manufacturing for more than 100 years. Whether the need is for packaging a product, accommodating general business communication or designing a special direct mail carrier and return envelope, we are prepared to assist from start to finish with our innovative flexibility to meet the need. Double Envelope remains highly focused on responsive service and developing unique and custom solutions for its customers. The acquisitions have been seamlessly integrated into Double Envelope and provide the ability to efficiently move work between plants. This effort is supported by sharing and standardizing best practices as well as investment of systems to efficiently manage in a multi plant environment. Disciplined strategic growth along with a dedication to execution has made Double Envelope the preferred supplier for many of the largest and most demanding mailers in the U.S. today.

INDIANA 102 YEAR OLD COMPANY (1917-2019) 100% EMPLOYEE OWNED SINCE 2016 100 Woodhull Drive, Angola, IN • 260.665.7521 Double Envelope specializes in the manufacturing of commercial, custom printed and specialty envelopes for the transactional and direct mail industries serving some of the nation’s largest businesses. We print their envelopes and ship to inserting companies where the sales flyers and customer statements are inserted prior to mailing. Double Envelope purchased the assets of Wolf Envelope in 2010 and continues to operate the business from the same location. Our Angola location has 85 full time employees The company invested over $4,000,000 in new equipment in 2018. Angola is the largest producer of product within Double Envelope, averaging over 170mm units per month. Double Envelope and its parent company, BSC Venture Holdings, Inc. (www.bscventures.com) is proud to be 100% employee owned. Double Envelope is proud of its reputation for courteous service and uncompromising dedication to quality envelope manufacturing for over 100 years. We remain highly focused on responsive service and developing unique and custom solutions for our customers. Disciplined strategic growth along with a dedication to execution has made Double Envelope the preferred supplier for many of the largest and most demanding mailers in the US today. Packing positions currently available. Three eight hour shifts available 5 days a week with occasional OT on Saturdays as well as machine lines working two 12 hour shifts - 2 days on, 2 days off and every other 3-day weekend (36 hours one week and 48 hours the next). We run 24/7 and employees can work the schedule that best suits their personal lives.


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Founded in Fort Wayne, IN in 1943, OmniSource, LLC has grown to become one of North America’s largest processors, distributors, and managers of scrap and secondary metals. We collect, process, and resell a wide variety of scrap metal. The company ships over 5 million gross tons of recycled steel and 1 billion pounds of nonferrous and stainless-steel scrap annually.

Our primary collections and processing facilities are concentrated in the Midwest, the South, and the Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. But our reach stretches across North America, utilizing a wide-ranging fleet of trucks and containers, railcars, and barges to collect and haul metals. We expect to continue to expand OmniSource’s footprint, deploying our processing assets to cover

new geographical territories, opening new feeder yards, and making targeted aquisitions. Supplementing our company-operated scrap collection sites, we also acquire metals from industrial scrap generators with which we have established strategic parnerships. We have designed and installed customized metals-recycling programs, some of which we manage

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and operate, for manfacturing companies nationwide. Our national brokerage and trading operations serve both metals buyers and sellers, providing the market intelligence and insights needed to optimize transaction value. OmniSource was acquired in 2007 by Steel Dynamics, Inc. and operates independently as a wholly owned subsidiary.

CALL FOR PRICING AT ANY OF OUR NORTHERN INDIANA DIVISION LOCATIONS. AUBURN 1915 S. Wayne St. 260-925-4168 FORT WAYNE RETAIL 1430 Meyer Rd. 260-422-6914 Recycling–it’s all about sustainability. By reusing steel from end-of-life cars, appliances, machinery, bridges, and buildings, we conserve the earth’s resources for future generations. OmniSource collects and proccesses steel scrap, much of which is supplied to Steel Dynamics to be melted and converted into new steel. Working as one, SDI and OmniSource take in the old…to create the new.

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ELKHART 58285 S.R. 19 574-295-4657 SOUTH BEND 1305 Prairie Ave. 574-287-3311

FREE TOWING ON SCRAP VEHICLES. CALL TODAY FOR A QUOTE – 855-OMNI-BUY scrapcars@omnisource.com

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ECOVANTAGE LUMBER ST. JOE — “There’s nothing like the beauty, warmth, and versatility of real, natural wood. Its aesthetic appeal is universal, it’s practicality undeniable,” says the opening sentence on EcoVantage Lumber’s website. Without the use of chemicals, EcoVantage Lumber — located just east of St. Joe — treats wood to overcome issues of rot, warping and twisting that happens when wood is exposed to the elements. Chemicals not only do not improve the dimensional stability of wood, chemicals pose potential hazards to humans and the environment. EcoVantage was established in 2007 by partners Allen Holman, Carlyle Holman, John Schmucker and Mike Westrick. Brothers Allen and Carlyle grew up in farming. Allen is a real estate broker. Schmucker is a home builder. Westrick is an engineer and inventor. Carlyle Holman is sales manager.

Jason Holman is production manager and Jason’s wife Vicki is bookkeeper. The business operates with a small, dedicated group of employees. “We take pride in what we do, being on the cutting edge of wood preservation without the use of chemicals,” Jason Holman said. “It’s beautiful wood and it’s environmentally safe.” When they learned about the new way to process wood, EcoVantage officials traveled to Finland to tour sites that featured thermally modified wood. What they learned is that thermally modified wood is environmentally safe, renewable and better than commonly used pressure treated wood. Trademarked as the EcoPrem process, wood is exposed to steam and heat in large kilns from Finland to bake out all of the water, sugar and resins that cause wood to rot and become food for insects. While a relatively new process in the

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We take pride in what we do, being on the cutting edge of wood preservation without the use of chemicals,” - Jason Holman, production manager United States, it has been employed for years throughout Europe, Canada and Russia. EcoPrem wood can be used for decking and railing, structural lumber, pergolas, arbors, fencing, docks and siding. “Interestingly, EcoVantage’s products are becoming more and more popular

with guitar manufacturers to make the necks and fingerboards,” Holman said. He also noted that the outfield fencing at Eastside High School’s baseball and softball fields are made from EcoPrem wood. “In the last two years we have provided wood to Under Canvas for decking at camps set up all around the U.S.,” Jason Holman said. EcoVantage has partnered with archidtecture students at Ball State and Purdue to learn more about thermally-modified Indiana hardwoods and how to implement it into applications. “We started out wanting to change the way pine decking was done by offering a non-chemical option to outdoor decking,” Jason Holman said. “Since then, we now focus more on the high-end decking made out of hardwoods or high-end pine, and we even do things with siding, flooring and musical instruments.”


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Vestil at a glance Vestil Manufacturing Corporation is an industry leader in the manufacturing and distributing of industrial material handling equipment. We feature over 1,000 different product lines, many of which are in stock and ready for immediate shipment. We stand behind our products with people that listen to our customer’s needs and find the best solution for their application. We deliver value to our customers by engineering new designs and products, which increase productivity, improve workplace ergonomics and decrease worker injury. Vestil presently has 435+ employees and over 1,000,000 square feet of warehouse and manufacturing space. We provide a broad product line to our customers in an efficient manner allowing for the best possible customer experience.

turing truck and rail dock equipment. T & S Equipment started with 20 employees and 11,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The dock seal division of United Tractor was purchased in 1968 for the purpose of expanding the product assortment. During the 1970’s, the company redefined its product strategy to include material handling equipment. A concerted effort was made to focus specifically on custom-made electric/hydraulic equipment. In 1982, Vestil moved from Michigan into a new larger building in Angola, Indiana, to allow for future growth opportunities. As the material handling market continued to grow and present new opportunities, Vestil built a new manufacturing facility in Angola in 1989. This addition addressed immediate space needs and laid the foundation for additional growth. 6 expansions A look at the past… followed from 1990-1997. A third plant Vestil Manufacturing Corporation is was constructed in 1998 and an expansion a fourth-generation family-owned and in 2005. A fourth plant was purchased in operated manufacturer of industrial material 2010 to further warehouse and manufachandling equipment. We were founded turing within the same industrial park. in 1958 in Albion, Michigan, when the owners of T & S Equipment started a new A look at the present… company with the intention of manufacVestil Manufacturing Corporation

currently has four facilities totaling over 1,000,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. Today, Vestil employs over 435 people and continues to grow in numbers year after year. We have 15 full-time engineers focusing on mechanical, fluid power, electrical, and industrial disciplines. 17 sales people and 10 support staff members are dedicated to providing the best customer experience possible. We also take pride in being a leader and frontrunner in providing the best content and quality product data in the industry. A team of 12 employees are dedicated solely to providing the highest quality content in the industry. This includes a state-ofthe-art photo/video studio, product specification validation, digital imaging, portal management and photo/video management. Vestil offers the most diverse product line in the industry through continual product line improvement and new product development. We believe that new product development and being first-to-market is the life-blood of our organization. We offer the entire spectrum of products from our in-stock 48-hour quick ship items to

custom product manufacturing to fit your unique applications. Vestil products are manufactured using over 100 different pieces of equipment. That list of equipment includes 2 lasers, a CNC plasma table, CNC lathe, 2 CNC mills, 3 CNC band saws, 4 press brakes, 4 shears, 106 steel and aluminum MIG welders, a state-ofthe-art machine shop, over 80 welding stations, 2 robotic welders, and the largest fully-automated powder coat finishing system in the Midwest.

A look at the future…

The future for Vestil Manufacturing Corporation is bright! 2017 was another record sales year for the 60 year old company. We are currently building a 225,000 square foot fulfillment center. This building will offer same-day shipping on many in-stock items. Vestil is making this investment in response to customer demand. We are optimistic that growth will continue for us in the future. Outstanding, dependable people and continued loyalty from our customers will lead the way. Vestil, we’ve got it!


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