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A spirit of collaboration, creative attitude and pro-business environment has always been at the root of industry growth here.  Across several major industry sectors, including STEM-based industries, companies of all kinds are attracted to the wealth of resources that allow them to get in the game and make a name for themselves when doing business in Terre Haute, Indiana.

But what keeps our industries thriving?  Employers from Fortune Global 500 companies to home grown start-ups know they can depend on support from a network of like-minded industry partners and a drive for innovation - all with the talent to match.  Explore below to see what makes each of our key industry sectors a global player and the major employers amplifying their essential role in our business economy.

Advanced Manufacturing
Manufacturing is vital to a strong Terre Haute economy and has significant growth potential.  Our advanced manufacturing industry includes a variety of key segments including plastics, transportation equipment, fabricated metal products, chemical, petroleum and coal products, and more. 

In Terre Haute, OEM's Advics and ThyssenKrupp Presta excel in automotive component parts manufacturing.  Taghleef, one of the largest global manufacturers of oriented polypropylene films; Amcor, a global supplier of flexible packaging used by leading food consumer products; and Fitesa, a global manufacturer of plastic films, each has a larger employer footprint here.  

The name Great Dane is known as a company for its excellence in the field of transportation with a local manufacture plant calling Terre Haute home.  Glas-Col, the world's leading manufacturer of laboratory products and industrial heating & mixing technology, not to mention, Novelis and Ampacet who each has a long-standing presence here.

Terre Haute's advanced manufacturing industry includes a large pool of talented, well-educated and skilled workers.  With the ongoing collaborative support of our public-private partners, we are positioning Terre Haute for further growth in its advanced manufacturing industry, attracting high-paying jobs and strengthening our competitive edge in the global economy.  

Food and Agriculture
Often times when people think of food and agriculture in Indiana, the first image that comes to mind is fields of corn and soybean.  We get it.  But let's set the record straight, there's more to Indiana's food and agriculture industry than meets the eye. In fact, in Terre Haute we like to think of it more like where home meets 21st century demand for organic food, produce and beverages.  

Large food manufacturers like IFF (International Flavors & Frangrances Inc.) who produces nutritional & artifical sweeteners and B & G Foods that processes nut-free food products are two companies who export their products worldwide.  There is desire from local farmers to focus on sustainability, and access to local farmers as well as crops and livestock brings organic certified acres to Terre Haute.  And let's not forget the local craft breweries and wineries that pack their own economic jolt.

Distribution & Logistics
Menard's Distribution Center is adjacent to the company's Midwest manufacturing plant which produces block and building trusses for the Menard, Inc. retail stores.  Casey's General Store runs 70+ semi trucks through its Terre Haute distribution center serving over 2000 stores in the Midwest, and Staples Midewest Distribution Center is fourth in a nationwide network of regional distribution centers.  

This industry includes wholesale trade companies that connect goods produced with retailers and distributors in a timely and efficient manner.  Other transportation & logistics companies provide integration warehousing, transportation, inventory, packaging and material handling.  And the higher education system in Terre Haute provides excellent support for the industry.

There are 52 national and regional over-the-road trucking companies that serve the general needs of Terre Haute; 12 of which have a terminal in the city.  In addition, a number of firms offer specialized services such as refrigerated units and agriculture units.

Service Industry
Customer service centers in Terre Haute can provide stellar service to their customers while keeping their operating costs low and reducing their business risk.  An established ecosystem allows contact centers to remain agile and responsive to market changes.

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