On the Beat in Bluffton

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

N-B Numbers: Recycling Center upcoming construction, Commissioners' monthly ED report

The Wells County Solid Waste District approved Tuesday the building of a new waiting area for employees of the Recycling Center.

Here's a break-down of the costs:

• 10-foot-by-12-foot barn with 8-foot ceiling, 8 foot walls, insulated floors, two 36-inch doors and a glass window: $2,800
• Heating/cooling system: $450
• Wire, receptacles, boxes: $100
• Wall insulation: $120
• Drywall: $120
Total: $3,590

The Wells County Commissioners also received the January economic development summary from Economic Development Director Tim Ehlerding.

On top of the Penda Corp. (Fabri Form) expansion – more information on this announcement is in the Wednesday, Feb. 19, News-Banner – two additional announcements on industry expansions are expected in the next month, Ehlerding said.

Expansions from 2013 include:

• Metaldyne: Added 45 jobs and $15 million in investment
• TI Automotive: Added 25 jobs and $5 million in investment
• Inventure Foods: Added 30 jobs and $6 million in investment
• Bluffton Motor Works: Added 25 jobs with company acquisition
• Perma-Column: New expansion in Ossian

Learn more in the Wednesday, Feb. 19, News-Banner.

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