INDUSTRIAL SECTOR
Less than 15% of Blackford County’s industrial sector workforce is unionized

  • BRC Rubber & Plastics*    250 employees
    Manufacturer:  rubber compounding & rubber injection molding (*2 locations in Blackford Co.)

 

  • 3M Company    185
    Manufacturer of specialty & industrial tapes & adhesives

 

  • Petoskey Plastics    120
    Recycler of plastic film & bags/Manufacturer of blown film products

 

 

 

 

  • Tru Form Steel & Wire    45
    Manufacturer of metal shipping racks

 

 

  • Smith Consulting    45
    Transportation, packaging, assembly & quality control

 

 

  • OJC Trucking    30
    Transportation

 

 

  • Naturally Recycled Proteins    25
    Manufacturer of protein additives for the pet food industry

 

  • Hartford City Quality Pallet    20
    Recycler & Manufacturer of wood pallets

 

  • Sinclair Glass    20
    Manufacturer of specialty bent glass components

 

 

  • Hartford Iron & Metal    20
    Recycler of metal

 

 

SERVICE SECTOR

  • Creek Run    45
    Environmental engineering

 

 

 

 

GOVERNMENT/NON-PROFIT

 

 

 

 

  • YMCA    30
    Physical fitness programs

 

 

 

MAJOR EMPLOYERS IN THE REGION

  • Ball State University    3750
    Education

 

  • Indiana University Health    2800
    Healthcare

 

  • General Motors    1400
    Metal fabrication & stamping

 

  • Indiana Wesleyan University    1175
    Education

 

  • Red Gold    900
    Food processing

 

  • Wal-mart    810
    Distribution center

 

  • American Woodmark    770
    Manufacturer of kitchen cabinets

 

  • FCC    755
    Manufacturer of clutch assemblies

 

  • TOA Industries    700
    Stamped/welded/assembled automotive parts

 

  • Navient (fka Sallie Mae)    650
    Call center

 

  • Dollar General    645
    Distribution Center

 

  • Taylor University    600
    Education

 

  • MPT Muncie/Magna Powertrain    530
    Manufacturer of powertrains

 

  • Elsa    475
    Manufacturer of metal automotive components

 

  • Tyson Foods    455
    Food processing

 

  • Nestlé    450
    Food processing

 

  • Anchor Glass Container    440
    Manufacturer of glass containers

 

  • Ardagh    400
    Manufacturer of glass containers

 

  • Progress Rail (Caterpillar)    400
    Manufacturer of locomotives and rail products

 

  • Keihin Aircon North America    330
    Manufacturer of automotive components

 

  • Grede    330
    Manufacturer of ductile iron castings