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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.

Rob Ford

Rob Ford

Rob Ford is Tipmont and Wintek's communication director, a role he's held since 2015. Rob has a bachelor's and a master's in Communication from Purdue University. He lives in West Lafayette with his wife and three children and has a life-sized Yoda statue in his office. Away from the office, you’ll find Rob working on his golf swing, jump shot, or hope for a Purdue basketball national title – all futile endeavors.

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