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Down to the Crossroads

Story from Site Selection, posted March 2018

Transportation assets help companies and communities prosper in central and southern Indiana. So does the human touch.


Thirty years ago in Greensburg, Indiana — way before Honda decided to build a 2,000-job plant there — another Japanese firm launched operations. It’s not going anywhere — in part because it’s easy to go everywhere.

GECOM Corp., a subsidiary of Japan’s Mitsui Kinzoku ACT, started producing various vehicle locking mechanisms and systems in 1987. Last year the company committed to a major investment that brings 30 new jobs to a site that employs about 800 today, making components for seven different Tier 1 automotive manufacturers. The expansion means a 750-kilowatt-hour load increase for Decatur County REMC, one of the 18 member electric cooperatives in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois served by Hoosier Energy. But it means a lot more than that to the region, the company and its customers.

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