Kyle and Brittany Layman, left, of Layman Fabrication are congratulated by Greg Hicks of the North Vernon Redevelopment Commission after an agreement was made to facilitate the firm’s expansion.—Staff Photo by Barbara King
A project that came up "very quickly" was met with decisive action by the North Vernon Redevelopment Commission (NVRC or TIF board) on Friday, Feb. 14.
It was a sweet day for the Commission to hear that a 100 percent-owned local company was on the verge of a major breakthrough in its growth. Layman Fabrication, located at 3435 N. Fourth St., plans to construct a new facility, doubling its size and creating 15 new jobs by 2024.
The growth is the result of several factors which include an expansion of work among several clients, including one based near Chicago, and the company becoming a certified vendor for Honda North America in 2019. Layman Fabrication received its first contract with the automotive giant last month.
"Our new relationship with Honda will give us the opportunity to become one of their lead metal fabrication suppliers," according to information provided the Commission. Without the new facility and acreage, the company said it will be unable to complete the contract here in Jennings County.
Jennings County Economic Development Commission Director Kathy Ertel explained the proposal to the Commission was based on a plan to keep the company in Jennings County.
The 2020 Jennings County Hospice Gala, with the theme of "Derby Dreaming," netted over $49,000 for Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Wow.No plays were more moving and absorbing than the one put on by the Jennings County Players last weekend at the Park Theatre Civic Centre."The Diary of Anne Frank" is such an important story, and the Players did it in such a fabulous way with an outstanding cast.
Jennings County is farm country where grain bins stand on countless farms in the area.
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University of Indianapolis senior athletes Keri Ertel and Matt Cornett were recognized at Senior Day at the University of Indianapolis Team Track and Field Invitational indoor meet on Saturday, Feb. 15. Both are Jennings County High School graduates.
Students who attended "The Diary of Anne Frank" performance Friday place stones atop a makeshift grave stone outside the Park Theatre in memory of victims of hate. A review of the play and another photo are on page 10A.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer