Made in Marshall County 2019_1The third year is a charm for “Made in Marshall County,” with more businesses attending than ever before to showcase their good paying jobs and encourage students to reside in Marshall County. This year, 32 businesses are participated, demonstrating the diversity of our manufacturers, as well as the variety goods and services they provide. A recent survey of local businesses showed that there are approximately 200 currently open positions, with 600 more expected to be created. This event is one of many initiatives implemented to fill that gap.

Made in Marshall County 2019_2The 3rd annual event was held at the Swan Lake Resort and Conference Center on Tuesday, April 23rd.  Businesses connected and engage with nearly 300 students from 7 high schools in the area. Improving the local workforce starts by educating future workers and familiarizing them with potential careers— “Made in Marshall County” accomplishes all of this and more.

Made in Marshall County 2019_3“This is a truly unique event will allow local businesses to make valuable connections with the next generation of employees,” says Jerry Chavez, President/CEO of the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC). “This benefits the entire community by helping employers find interns and workers, allowing students to explore career paths, and retaining talent to reduce population stagnation in Marshall County.”

Made in Marshall County 2019_4Participating businesses include:  • acpi – formerly Elkay   • AK Industries  • Ameri-Can Engineering  • American Containers  • Ancilla College  • Better Way Products / Patrick Industries  • Bomarko, Inc.  • Bremen Castings, Inc.  • Bremtown Cabinetry  •CTE Solutions  • Harmony Marketing Group  • Hoosier Racing Tire, Corp.  • International Wire Group  • ITAMCO  • Nishikawa Cooper, LLC (NISCO)  • Northern Indiana Manufacturing  • Oasis Lifestyle  • Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.  • Pregis, LLC  • Pretzels, Inc.  • SIMBA Chain, Inc.  • Southwire  • TOPP Industries, Inc.  • UPS  • Universal Bearings, LLC  • Valmont Industries, Inc.  • Viking Paper Corporation  • Walmart  •WestRock  • Wiers International Trucks  • Winona Building Products  • Zentis North America, LLC

made in Marshall County 2019_5Participating schools include:  • Argos Junior Senior High School  • Bremen High School  • Culver Community Middle/High School  • John Glenn High School  • Plymouth High School  • Triton Jr./Sr. High School  • LaVille Jr./Sr. High School

Thanks go out to Brian Anderson, Director of Economic Development of the Wabash Valley Power Association, Inc. and Mark Batman, President/CEO of the Marshall County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (REMC), for sponsoring the event. Their funding has helped make this year’s event one of the largest to date. “Made in Marshall County” would not be possible without the generous support of our community partners.