Advanced Manufacturing

In Whitley County we make unique things. From paint swatches to the world’s leading symphony instruments, U.S. Naval sonobuoys and more, Whitley County is proud to target advanced manufacturing. 

Whitley County’s advanced manufacturing covers a variety of industries, including agriculture, automotive, defense and medical device. More than 40% of Whitley County’s population is employed in high-wage advanced manufacturing jobs and earning an average of $56,881 annually according to the 2019 NAICS statistics.

The Whitley EDC is proud to host a strong advanced manufacturing industry and wants to show you Whitley County’s Real. Possibilities.

Whitley County Advanced Manufacturing Top Employers

  • Lear Corporation
  • Ultra Maritime
  • C&A Tool Engineering
  • 80/20 Inc. 
  • Steel Dynamics Inc – Structural & Rail Division
  • Micropulse
  • BRC Rubber & Plastics, Inc. 
  • Warner Electric
  • Reelcraft Industries
  • Fox Products
  • Impact CNC
  • ChromaSource
  • Ag Plus

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Workforce Development Partners

Whitley EDC is committed to working with Ivy Tech, Manchester University, Purdue Fort Wayne, Purdue Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP), State Grants, training workshops and more to prepare the future and current workforce through training up-skilling and understanding the changing business climates.

  • Ivy Tech 
  • Manchester University 
  • Next Level Jobs 
  • Purdue Fort Wayne 
  • Purdue MEP 
  • Smith Green Community Schools (Churubusco) 
  • Whitley Works Program 
  • Whitko Community School Corporation 
  • Whitko Career Academy 
  • Whitley County Consolidated Schools (Columbia City High School MET Academy)
  • WorkOne Northeast

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