F&W Moving Engine Line From Mexico to Noble County

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(Image courtesy of Flint and Walling.) F&W began as a hand pump and windmill manufacturer in 1866. (Image courtesy of Flint and Walling.) F&W began as a hand pump and windmill manufacturer in 1866.

Kendallville-based Flint & Walling Inc. is planning to on-shore some operations to Indiana. The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne reports the manufacturer is shifting a production line from Mexico to Kendallville's former Superior Essex facility that it acquired a year ago. The publication says F&W is investing more than $5 million into renovations and equipment for small sump pump engines that will be used by its parent company, Louisville-based Zoeller Co.

The 100,000 square-foot facility is expected to employ around 40. The Journal Gazette reports the additional operation will boost F&W's total Kendallville headcount to 215. The new jobs, which include production, maintenance, supervision and shipping positions, are expected to pay between $18 to $23 per hour. Flint & Walling Inc. is a more than 150 year-old company.

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