Plastics in the middle of the heartland. A business case for success.

“Where are you?” is not only a question of your geographic location, but where you are in the growth of your business. Wayne County, Indiana is home to 16 plastics companies and we give your business amazing opportunities to expand, excel and succeed.

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Joe Bauer

Holland Colours Americas

Creating innovative solutions for customers across the Americas, we combine high quality products with a talented workforce to create custom colorants for the plastics industry.  Using a natural and renewable material as our main ingredient, Holland Colours Americas offers unique products along with world class service from our home in Richmond, IN.

Gerald Davis

Vandor Corporation

We love it in Richmond, Indiana. The many opportunities here have allowed us to grow our own companies and purchase the real estate we need. We buy old buildings and build new ones and we’re always ready to move if a new business can utilize that space better. Whatever it takes to get you here! And you couldn’t ask for a better and more dedicated workforce.

You will be in a great location

  • Strategic Midwest location benefiting your customers
  • 80 percent of the U.S. market located within one day’s drive
  • Immediate access to Interstate 70 and several major highways
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Intermodal Transportation

  1. Indianapolis International Airport

  2. Richmond Municipal Airport

  3. Connersville Mettle Field

  4. Dayton International Airport

  5. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

  6. Fort Wayne International Airport

  7. Port Columbus International Airport

  8. Senate Avenue Intermodal Terminal

  9. Gest Street Intermodal Terminal

  10. Port of Greater Cincinnati

  11. Ports of Indiana - Jeffersonville

  12. Ports of Indiana - Mount Vernon

  13. Ports of Indiana - Burns Harbor



You will be part of a robust plastics community

  • Extrusion sheet products
  • Extrusion coatings
  • Plastic containers

  • Injection molding
  • Plastic colorants
  • Recycling, including food-grade flake



You will have an excellent labor pool

  • Available workforce knowledgeable in the plastics industry
  • Indiana is a right-to-work state
  • Four institutions of higher education in Wayne County



Low cost of doing business

  • Consistently ranked in the top 10 Least Expensive Urban Areas by the Cost of Living Index 
  • Cost-effective labor force
  • Favorable tax environment

  • Reduced corporate and personal income taxes
  • Muncipally-owned electrical power
  • Affordable, business-friendly utilities

You will find available sites and buildings

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  1. Osborn International: Manufacturer and distributor of brushes and buffs.
  2. New Holland Agriculture: Sales and service of farm implements 
  3. XPO Logistics: Regional motor carrier servicing 25 Midwestern and Northeastern states
  4. Safety Zone: Sales and distribution of safety products to U.S. markets
  5. TBK America, Inc: Manufactures pumps and engine components for U.S. vehicle manufacturers
  1. Abbott Nutrition Manufacturing: Manufactures plastic containers for Abbott’s food and nutritional products
  2. Tiedemann-Bevs Industries: Manufactures and supplies embroideries and interior fabrics to the casket industry
  3. Vandor Corporation: Vacuumforming, injection molding and custom die cutting
  4. Blue Buffalo: Pet food processor.

You will experience a diverse quality of place

Proximity to larger cities allow big city amenities close to home.

Check out what we have to offer.

Ranked at the top


Ranked Top 5 –  2016 Awards of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing by Expansion Solutions Magazine

Ranked Top 10 —  Least Expensive Urban Areas by the Cost of Living Index

Ranked Top 100 —  2016 Governor’s Cup Top 100 Micropolitans by Site Selection Magazine

All American City (two time award recipient)

Stellar Community – Richmond is one of several communities in Indiana to be designated a Stellar Community. This designation will result in $20 million in public-private investment in many quality of life initiatives.

Richmond honored as Playful City USA (three-time honoree) – one of over 250 cities nationwide to earn the national recognition honoring cities for making communities more playful 

EDC of Wayne County president, Valerie Shaffer recognized as one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers by Consultant Connect

Richmond was ranked #2 on Kiplinger’s Top 10 Cheapest Small Towns in America 



11th in United States for Cost of Doing Business — CNBC, 2019

1st in the United States for Regulatory Environment — Forbes, 2015

Top 10 in the nation for overall Business Tax Climate — Tax Foundation, 2021

2nd in Area Development’s 2015 Top States for Doing Business, Availability of Skilled Labor

Indiana leads the nation for total state share of manufacturing employment

Corporate Income Tax Rate decreasing to 4.9% by July 2021

AAA Credit Rating – one of only a handful of states to earn top bond rating from all three rating agencies

Why you should be here

  • Availability of experienced workforce
  • Favorable labor costs
  • Easy access to major markets
  • Major interstates and highways easily accessible
  • Ample electricity and other utilities at competitive rates
  • State certified shovel ready sites available, some with rail potential
  • Flexible state and local incentives

  • Favorable tax environment
  • Workforce training programs tailored to your company’s needs through Ivy Tech Community College
  • Wayne County is an ACT Certified Work Ready Community
  • Indiana is a right-to-work state

Find out more information

Contact me for more information

EDC of Wayne County, IN

Valerie Shaffer, President


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