COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (February 8, 2017) – Local family-owned business, Kissinger Electric recently announced it would expand its operations and build a new facility in Park 30 Business Park, adding eight new jobs to their current workplace.

Kissinger Electric is an electrical contracting company serving northern Indiana, and is currently located at 1961 E. Bair Road in Columbia City. The company will relocate and build a new 7,700-square-foot facility on a vacant lot located on S. Progress Court in Park 30 Business Park.

“We are excited about the next phase that we are entering into with the expansion of Kissinger Electric,” said owner Jon Kissinger, “My dad, Jim Kissinger, started the business in 1978 out of our home and I have enjoyed watching us grow and continue to grow serving this community and the surrounding area.”

Kissinger currently has 14 employees and will add eight new jobs. The anticipated start of the project is early March, and the anticipated completion date is August 1.

“As the county continues to grow, we need people in the construction trades who can help us build that future. We are particularly proud to see the continued success of a home-grown family business,” said Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) President Jon Myers.

The Whitley County Council approved a 10-year tax abatement for the new building project at the request of the Whitley County EDC and Whitley County Redevelopment Commission.

“It’s gratifying to see a local small business continue to grow in the proportions that Kissinger Electric has grown,” said Bill Overdeer of the Whitley County Council and Redevelopment Commission.


About Kissinger Electric
Kissinger Electric is a family-owned business founded in 1978 by Jim Kissinger, the father of current owner, Jon Kissinger. Since then, three generations have been a part of the business. Kissinger provides services in surrounding northeast Indiana counties, specializing in commercial work.

 About Whitley County EDC
The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency in Whitley County, Indiana. The EDC works closely with local, regional, and state partners to support our industry clients’ growth and success. Our mission is to lead a comprehensive economic development program that retains and expands employment opportunities for local residents and attracts business investment to Whitley County. The Whitley County EDC was established in 1992 and represents Whitley County, Columbia City, and the Towns of Churubusco, Larwill, and South Whitley. For more information about the EDC, visit:


Media Contact:

Jon Kissinger (Kissinger Electric) – 260.691.2318

Katie Dewitt (Whitley County EDC) – 260.244.5506