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Helena Chemical holds ribbon cutting

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2012

Helena Chemical Company, an agribusiness start-up in Huntington County, held a ribbon cutting at the new facility on Tuesday, April 17. The operation is located in Park 24 along Old U.S. Hwy. 24 East.

Lt. Governor Becky Skillman took part in the ribbon cutting for the $15 million dollar terminal. The Helena Chemical plant has created additional employment and is already generating annual property tax revenue for Huntington County, and that amount is anticipated to grow in the next several years.

The operation will blend dry and liquid fertilizers for distribution to 13 retail locations in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, helping farmers in this area. City and county funds were spent to improve rail lines, roads and water and sewer service to the operation. In exchange, the company gave up tax abatements so local government’s investment is supposed to be recouped in about three years.

Shown in the photo from left, are Tom Wall, president, County Commissioners; Randy Parman, vice president, Northern Business Unit; Jodi Heath, fertilizer manager, North Central Division; Lt. Governor Becky Skillman; Terry Drottz, production manager, North Central Division, Doug Goff, division manager North Central Division and Mayor Brooks Fetters.