Once known for a traditional economy built on iron and steel, glass, and mining, Terre Haute has evolved to a global economy driven by advanced manufacturing industries. Automotive OEM's, steel manufacturing, plastics, and food are just a few of the many business sectors that are growing and succeeding here.
Some of the most established nationally and internationally known manufacturing companies operate facilities in Terre Haute/Vigo County Indiana. Products made by Ampacet, Amcor, Taghleef, Fitesa, and Verdeco are one major reason why this community has a large plastics and chemical industry sector workforce within the state. Companies like ThyssenKrupp Presta, ADVICS, Steel Dynamics and Novelis add for a high-tech hotbed for some of the most sophicated manufacturing facilities in the world located right here.
We have the best ingredients for making us a destination for food manufacturing and processing companies which include thriving companies such as B&G Foods and IFF (International Flavors & Franfrances). Complimenting the effort to diversify and enlarge value to our food manufacturing industry is Select Genetics (that is said to be the largest turkey hatchery in the world ) which is eqiuipped to set 60 million eggs a year; and Saturn Petcare (a subsidiary of the privately-held Heristo Group), the company's first manufacturing facility in the United States . Plus, we have nearly 470 working farms whose exports include soybeans, corn, forestry, wheat and hay.
Entrepreneurialism is embraced in Terre Haute. We understand "economic gardening" and work to connect entrepreneurs to resources, encouraging the development of essential infrastructure and providing entrepreneurs with needed information to fuel firm expansion.
There is something to say about being home grown. First Financial Bank is the oldest national bank in Indiana and the 5th oldest in the United States. With its headquarters and holding company calling Terre Haute home, First Financial Corporation has been ranked among the top 100 efficient bank holding companies in the U.S. Notwithstanding, whether you're in banking and finance, investments or insurance, we want you to know the resources found here will be the key to improving your bottom line.