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    Laura Walls, Executive Director,
    Carroll County Economic Development Corp.: 765/564-2060
    Jeff Petree, Manager,
    Wiechman Pig Company: 573/355-8716

    New Agribusiness Comes to Carroll County
    Nebraska-based company building first Indiana facility

    Delphi, Ind. – October 27, 2015 – The rain kept Carroll County’s newest agribusiness from breaking ground this afternoon at a facility just outside of Delphi on the Hoosier Heartland Highway, but it didn’t stop the celebration. Wiechman Pig Company, a Nebraska-based company that markets pigs to niche markets, is building a $1.3M facility on 20 acres.

    jeff petree wiechmanJeff Petree, Manager, Wiechman Pig Company, announces newest facility to be located in Carroll, County, Indiana.Jeff Petree was introduced as the manager of the Delphi facility. He said the decision to locate here was a clear one. “Carroll County is a good fit for us because of its strong swine production,” Petree said. “We will partner with local producers to market their pigs to markets throughout the U.S.”

    Wiechman Pig Company will start with four employees, but expects to hire up to 10 full time employees by 2020. Anyone interested in applying for a position can apply at

    Petree also thanked local officials for making the announcement possible. “We began considering Carroll County for our 17th facility more than two years ago. Bret Rinehart and his team found us a real estate solution that met our needs,” Petree said. “Carroll County Economic Development Corporation board and staff supported us through our permitting process and helped us get to this exciting day.”

    edc logoCarroll County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Laura Walls highlighted why Wiechman Pig Company is a good fit for Carroll County. “Carroll County is the largest swine producing county in Indiana. We celebrate our robust pork tradition and welcome Wiechman Pig,” Walls said.

    Wiechman Pig Company’s Delphi facility is slated to open March 1, 2016.

    About Wiechman Pig Company: Founded in 1948 when Dick Wiechman began purchasing feeding pigs for resale, it has now grown to one of the largest and most well respected companies in the swine market industry. It provides key markets for large supplies of light weight butchers, sows, boars and roaster pigs. It is headquartered in Fremont, Nebraska.

    About Carroll County Economic Development Corp. A nonprofit corporation, the Carroll County Economic Development Corp. is a proactive leader in a unified pursuit to provide a dynamic and prosperous economy for citizens and employers of Carroll County. Its offices are at 119 W. Franklin St., Delphi, Ind.



    Jeff Feirick, VP Corporate Planning
    Indiana Packers Corp.: 765/564-7278

    Larry Trapp, Chair, Carroll County
    Redevelopment Commission: 765/564-1579

    Randy Strasser, Mayor, City of Delphi: 765/564-0004

    Laura Walls, Executive Director, Carroll County
    Economic Development Corp.: 765/564-2060, 765/714-7012

    Carroll County company announces expansion plans
    Indiana Packers Corp. to add 91 new jobs in Delphi

    edc logoTokyo, Japan – September 15, 2015 – Carroll County Economic Development Corp. joined Gov. Mike Pence, Indiana Packers Corp. President and COO Russ Yearwood, and executives from Mitsubishi Corp. to announce expansion plans at Mitsubishi Corp. headquarters in Tokyo.

    Indiana Packers Corp., which is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., is planning to add 91 new jobs and invest $40.6 million to increase its bacon production. Indiana Packers Corp. bacon retails under the award-winning Indiana Kitchen label.

    Strong local and state resources for economic development and proximity to customers were two of the deciding factors in choosing Carroll County for this expansion, according to Indiana Packers Corp. President and COO Russ Yearwood.

    “We applaud the State of Indiana’s leadership for being a strong advocate for agriculture in this country,” Yearwood said. “We also thank the City of Delphi, Carroll County and the State of Indiana for their continued support as we invest in our future.”

    The expansion news was met with praise and appreciation from local officials, including Delphi Mayor Randy Strasser.

    “Today’s announcement took months of planning, but the work is far from over,” Strasser said. “The City of Delphi is committed to providing Indiana Packers Corp. with the infrastructure necessary for continued growth.”

    Carroll County Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Laura Walls traveled to Tokyo for today’s announcement. “This took a team effort. Indiana Packers Corp. is a strong, global enterprise that is choosing to grow in Carroll County because of the leadership of our elected officials. The partnership between Carroll County, City of Delphi, Carroll County Redevelopment Commission and Authority, State of Indiana, and the Carroll County Economic Development Corp. has cultivated an agriculture-friendly, pro economic development environment,” Walls said.

    Larry Trapp, a pork producer and member of the Carroll County Redevelopment Commission since its creation in 1991, celebrated the expansion announcement. “Indiana Packers Corp. is a vital partner to Carroll County and a great example of corporate citizenship. Just last month, I had the honor of cooking Indiana Kitchen bacon provided to the Carroll County Ag Association to sell at Indiana Bacon Fest. It was a tremendous and tasty success,” Trapp said.

    Indiana Packers Corp. sources hogs from 99 Carroll County agribusinesses and from another several hundred agribusinesses throughout Indiana and the Midwest. The company also employs more than 2,100, nearly five times what it predicted at its groundbreaking in 1991. Pork from Delphi, Ind., now ships to 30 different countries around the globe.

    About Carroll County Economic Development Corp. A nonprofit corporation, the Carroll County Economic Development Corp. is a proactive leader in a unified pursuit to provide a dynamic and prosperous economy for citizens and employers of Carroll County. Its offices are at 119 W. Franklin St., Delphi, Ind.

    Board members are Joe Mayfield, President; George Mears, Vice-President; Bill Jones, Secretary; Joe Moss, Treasurer; Miriam Robeson, Counsel; Milt Rodgers, Immediate Past President; Pat Clawson, Pete Wagoner, Bob Overman, Julia Leahy, Mike Eldridge, Andy Zinn, Bret Rinehart, Bonnie Maxwell, Dick Traeger.
  • mannSealing the deal with a handshake By a deal completed Sept. 1, Dick Krieg, left, sold his dealership, Dick Krieg Motors, in Delphi to Dave W. Mann, right. After 29 years of ownership, Krieg and his wife, Patsy, have plans to retire. Mann, who owned and operated Mann Chevrolet in Flora with his partner and mother, Susan Mann Hitchcock, is the sole owner of the newly combined dealership in Delphi, now known as Mann Chevrolet, Buick, GMC. Photo provided A 29-year West Delphi business, Dick Krieg Motors, was purchased last week by Dave W. Mann, himself a third generation General Motors dealer.

    Mann will continue the tradition of Chevrolet sales in Delphi under a new banner, Mann Chevrolet, Buick, GMC. The dealership will continue to be a complete package to serve surrounding areas.

    Mann’s offers over 84 years of dedicated service that began in Flora in 1931 with Hoyte V. Mann, then with his son, Bill Mann, and presently with his grandson, Dave W. Mann.

    The Flora dealership is now closed and is a part of the combined dealership in Delphi. That facility, located on US 421, was recently remodeled.

    Tony Garrison will head up the sales staff as manager with Mike Troxell and Jeff Sietsma as salesmen. Ashley Tyner and Fred Allen will serve as business managers. The service department will be run by Ryan Allen and Jordan Schimmel.

    Mann has dedicated his trained staff to a continued friendly atmosphere and desire to please their customers and those of Dick Krieg. “We want to keep that hometown feeling for Carroll County,” Mann said.

    Mann’s is a certified sales dealership and will eventually introduce tire sales in the service area.

    Hours will be: Mon., Tues., Wed. 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. sales, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. service; Thurs. 8 to 7 sales and service; Fri. 8 to 5 sales and service; and Sat. 8 to 3 sales, 8 to noon service. The phone number is (765) 564- 2113.

    An open house is being planned at a later date and will be announced at that time.
  • The Carroll County Economic Development Corporation is a private, not-or-profit, corporation leading the county's economic development strategy to add  more jobs and diversify the local economy while enhancing the area's unique natural and cultural environments. The EDC is a catalyst for creating a vibrant economy that is sustainable and globally competitive.
    A rich resource for entrepreneurs considering sites for new enterprise, as well as for existing business owners exploring relocation or expansion, the EDC is ready to serve. The Carroll County Economic Development Corporation invites you to explore our county and to consider the endless possibilities Carroll County offers.

    Carroll County is centrally located for workers, With our first-class highway and rail routes we have the transportation resources you need!  Carroll County is crossed by five state highways as well as US highway 421.  The new Hoosier Heartland will cross the county close to present SR-25.  Carroll County has rail service provided by two carriers--Norfolk Southern and Winamac Southern.  Delphi and Flora have airfields, with Delphi’s runway currently expanding to 4,000 ft.

    Our Economic Development Team is committed to the creation, retention, and expansion of business and industry in the area. Check us out and let us help you locate or expand your business here.
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