Tipmont welcomes NHK investment in Clinton County
Earlier this year, I was thrilled to join Tipmont and Wintek in the role of business development director. I was previously with Greater Lafayette Commerce for 24 years, most recently as vice president, economic development. My new role will build strong relations with existing and new customers throughout Tipmont and Wintek’s service area. I will also be working closely with the local community leadership to attract new industry and help create economic opportunities.
A recent example is NHK Seating’s announcement to build a new facility near the SR 28 and I65 interchange in Clinton County. The $38M investment will include a 383,000-square foot manufacturing facility and add up to 100 new jobs. This is welcome news that didn’t happen by accident.
When a company looks for a community to invest in, they value longterm planning, a skilled workforce to draw from, and a community that works in partnership for continued growth. In our case, we gave NKH’s leadership confidence that ample electric capacity exists to serve their additional load.
At a time when many rural communities are fighting population decline and economic stagnation, these types of business investments benefit our entire membership by allowing our communities to grow and prosper.
- Last modified: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Jody Hamilton is Tipmont REMC's Business Development Director.