Three Indiana Cities May Gain Jobs From China Trip
Potential expansions range from auto parts to feathers
Lt. Governor Becky Skillman (WIBC.com file photo: Alex Brown)
Some Indiana communities are eagerly anticipating a reported 240 jobs which could come their way following Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman's recent trade visit to China.
Skillman signed memoranda of understanding in China for three potential business expansions in Indiana. Sutong, which manufactures wheels and brake drums in Elkhart, agreed to study a possible expansion there. Mayor Dick Moore says he's heard the company is considering an addition of 150 jobs, but says he's heard nothing definitive, and is happy to let the company determine its own needs.
Fukang Feather Group has 24 workers at its facility in Huntingburg, which ships feathers back to China from the turkeys which pass through the city's processing plants. Mayor Denny Spinner says Fukang plans to double or triple its workforce.
Muncie and Delaware County had two economic development officials in China as part of Skillman's delegation. Skillman's office says the Chinese company Godeagle plans to produce corn oil in Muncie.