Manufacturer picks South Whitley for new facility

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A company that makes custom sleepers for trucks and tractor trailer cabs plans to open a facility in the former Dwyer Instruments building in South Whitley which is expected to employ 35 people.

Bolt Custom Trucks and Manufacturing offers a wide array of services from cutting-edge engineering and design, manufacturing, service and repairs, and custom painting according to a news release from Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC).

“We were pleased to find a place strategically located between our two facilities in Akron and Fort Wayne,” said Andy Martin, general manager of the new facility. “We look forward to working closely with the Town and the local school system as we prepare to grow our business in South Whitley.  It’s been exciting to interact with the team at the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation. The EDC is very motivated to grow the economy in Whitley County.”

Bolt is hiring! Interested applicants may drop off resumes at Bolt Custom Trucks at 3900 Transportation Drive in Ft. Wayne, IN 46818, or email resumes to
“First and foremost, I am happy to see activity returning to the Dwyer Building. Secondly, I am pleased at the skilled jobs that TEK and SST are planning to bring to the community and their desire to work closely with the Whitko School System,” said Jon Myers, president of the Whitley County EDC.  
The South Whitley Town Council approved a ten-year tax abatement on real estate improvements and new equipment, at the request of Bolt and the Whitley County EDC.
“We are pleased to support Bolt, and we are grateful for their investment in South Whitley. There are numerous positives coming out of this project–the Dwyer Building will be put to good use, skilled jobs will be created, as well as new partnerships in the community,” said South Whitley Town Council President Randy Cokl.

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