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June 28, 2010

 

For Indiana Amish, Living Simply Looks Good Again

Although exceptionally self-sufficient as a community, even Northern Indiana's Amish population has felt the effects of recession.

November 19, 2007

 

Colgate-Palmolive

In early 2006, Colgate-Palmolive announced that its toothpaste plant in Clarksville, Indiana would relocate to Morristown, Tennessee by 2008. Another indication of Indiana’s shift from a manufacturing-based economy, the news came as a blow to the plant’s 500 employees, along with economic forecasters in Southern Indiana.

February 26, 2007

 

Studebaker

The Studebaker Manufacturing Company may be considered the godfather of Indiana auto makers, a cadre that once included such names as Stutz, Cord, and Duesenberg. The company was started by a family of Pennsylvania Germans, who set up a blacksmithing shop at the corner of Michigan and Jefferson Streets in downtown South Bend in 1852. Soon, the company was producing the horse-drawn carriages that delivered a nation of pioneers to their new life out West.

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