Friday, April 21, 2023

     We had our April Chamber Member Tour along Argonne Road in Warsaw. Our first stop was at Warsaw Chemical! Warsaw Chemical was founded in 1941 and their company began with a product line consisting of an acid bowl cleaner and a mechanics-type hand cleaner. Today, they proudly offer more than 800 different products to customers in nearly every industry throughout the United States!
     Warsaw Chemical has always been privately owned. Approximately 70 people are employed by the company and their products are distributed throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Warsaw Chemical is located at 390 Argonne Rd, Warsaw.
     Thanks for giving us a tour!

We recently popped in to visit Finley & Co Boutique! Finley & Co is a size inclusive boutique with hand curated classic clothes for Midwest women. They are located at 325 Argonne Rd Warsaw.

     Luna.tech is a tried and tested Managed Service Provider undergoing strict audits to ensure their clients are receiving the highest level of services. With deep industry knowledge and a balanced view of strategy, people, process and technology, Luna.tech becomes part of your team to understand your business.
     They discern key business strategies and craft practical solutions to match your unique needs. These solutions quickly drive the measurable results that give your business a competitive advantage.
Visit their website to learn more: https://luna.tech/

     Warsaw Engineering & Fabricating is a family-owned and operated business that has assembled a team of craftsmen dedicated to quality and performance for over three decades.
     Whether it’s working in the middle of the night to repair vital equipment or solving custom fabrication challenges, they are committed to ensuring the successful completion of whatever job comes their way.
     Visit their website to learn more: https://www.warsaweng.com/

     We stopped by for a visit at Renewal Homes! In March of 2003, Wendell Miller founded Renewal Homes and began designing and building personalized homes for his clients. His motto, Adding Life to Your Future, communicates his mission to create homes that are inspiring, beautiful, and highly functional.
     Renewal Homes creates homes that are inspiring, beautiful, efficient and functional. Homes that reflect your values, providing a place of safety, love and unity. Visit their website for more information: https://www.renewalhomesllc.com/

     Rabb Water Systems has been serving North Central Indiana homeowners and businesses for over 60 years. And for over 60 years, their Company has supplied customers with the very best water treatment equipment available. Every product they sell or rent is considered to be the finest product available in the industry.
     Water treatment can be challenging, but Rabb offers a solution. Their unique approach to water treatment is as unique as the Kinetico products they offer.
     At Rabb Water Systems, they understand the water issues in this area and take their time to educate ourselves about your family’s specific water treatment needs. That way, they can suggest the most effective, efficient and cost effective water treatment solutions custom built to your home. So every time you turn on your tap, you’re getting the highest quality water – and only water.
     Visit their website to learn more: https://www.rabbwater.com/

Recently, we took a tour of Winona Powder Coating! Winona Powder Coating is dedicated to providing their customers with products of the highest quality, the quickest turnaround, and the most economical price.
Winona Powder Coating has been in business since 1974 and started powder coating in 1979, making it one of the first powder coating operations to open in the state of Indiana. Winona has powder-coated over one billion dollars’ worth of customers’ parts over the years.
They are located at 9876 W Old Rd 30, Etna Green. Visit their website to learn more about them: https://www.winonapowder.com/

Thank you to Core Mechanical Services for hosting us for a visit last week! Their highly qualified service and installation technicians provide your company with top quality HVAC, Plumbing, Pipefitting, Welding, and Fabrication Services.
Their core values include, openly communicating, valuing everyone’s opinion, always doing the right thing, treating others they want they want to be treated, and holding themselves accountable.
Core Mechanical Services is located at 118 Harrison St, Atwood. Visit their website to learn more about them: https://www.coremechanicalservices.com/


We recently stopped by to see our member, City-County Athletic Complex (CCAC). Their mission is to satisfy the recreational needs of our community and to promote wholesome family activity for children and their families for generations to come. The City-County Athletic Complex is a private not-for-profit sports facility with 8 lighted softball/baseball diamonds, one lighted regulation size soccer field, one non-lighted regulation soccer field, and thirteen various sized soccer fields.
The CCAC is located at 3215 W Old Rd 30, Warsaw.

Last week, we stopped by to see our member, LSC Communications. Their mission is to increase client success by leveraging advanced technology, efficient solutions and their expertise in print and digital communications.
They offer almost every service imaginable to bring your story to life and get it in the right hands.
Their solutions are designed to save you time and resources, allowing you to focus more on creating the best content for your audience. With you as the captain, they are here to ensure that the ship sails as smoothly as possible. Backed by years of experience, they are committed to delivering top notch supply chain solutions that seamlessly move your content forward. And you can rest assured that they will be with you every leg of the trip, starting from initial idea until your content reaches its final destination – in the hands of your customers.
LSC Communications is located at 2801 W Old Rd 30, Warsaw.

We ran into our member, Tim Ellis from Ellis Painting at Courthouse Coffee on the Square this morning! Ellis Painting, formerly known as Lowguy Services, specializes in interior/exterior painting, decks, and power-washing.
Contact Tim at tellispainting@gmail.com or (574)253-1279. Visit his website, tellispaint.com for more information!

Thank you to Grace Village Retirement Community for hosting us for a tour recently!
Grace Village is the only not-for-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Kosciusko County. Incorporated in 1974, Grace Village is dedicated to preserving the richness of life for seniors in a comfortable and secure Christian setting. Grace Village is affiliated with the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches and seeks to do all in the spirit of Jesus Christ. Seniors of all faiths are welcomed at Grace Village.
About 350 people from all walks of life call Grace Village home. They have 58 condo style homes called “Robin Hood Homes”, 117 Independent Living Apartments that include studios, efficiencies and 1 to 2 bedroom apartments and their Licensed Assisted Living has 52 studios and suites. Their Health Care offers both intermediate and skilled nursing care and they also have a beautiful Rehabilitation Center with 12 private suites. Grace Village is situated on a beautiful 43 acre campus, located at 337 Grace Village Drive, Winona Lake.

Last week, Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County hosted us for a member tour! At AWL, all animals are welcomed into their care providing they have room. They never euthanize for space and do everything possible to find them forever homes.
Working with an overflowing population of pets requires constant attention, health care and love. Their passionate staff works hard to maintain a clean, healthy facility, and to provide love while they are in our care. Every pet that they take in gets a complete wellness check. They provide microchips, vaccines, spay/neuter, and any needed health care.
They feel that pets are a wellness program for all people. Especially for their older population in the county who participate in their “Life Style Pets for Seniors” by adopting their Senior shelter pets. Pets keep them active just by walking them, taking them out to potty, feeding them and playing with them. Pets are family and provide Unconditional Love and Companionship.
Visit their new website to learn more: https://awlwarsaw.com

We recently stopped by to see our member Fouce Landscaping while they were working on a new playground. Fouce Landscaping is proud to offer high quality landscape design and installation services in the Warsaw Indiana and Kosciusko County region. Their landscapes, paver patios and retaining walls are designed and installed with utmost emphasis on cutting edge industry techniques, methods and horticultural standards. They strive to implement design minded landscaping projects that will last for years and years providing value and aesthetics to their clientele and their investment in quality landscaping.
Visit their website to learn more about them: https://foucelandscaping.com/

We enjoyed learning more about our member, MacAllister Rentals today! MacAllister Rentals – The CAT Rental Store rents, sells, and services a wide range of high-quality equipment from Caterpillar and over 50 other manufacturers.
As a part of Indiana-based and family-owned MacAllister Machinery, MacAllister Rentals has a rich history and a long-standing tradition of supplying professional contractors with first class service, in-depth technical knowledge, and top-notch equipment. Their goal is to go beyond the standard vendor relationship and create a true partnership with their customers by consistently providing best-value solutions that get the job done.
MacAllister Rentals is located at 4760 IN-15, Warsaw.

Yesterday, we stopped by to see our member, SiteWorx! SiteWorx is a local, family-owned residential and commercial contractor. They are dedicated to value, service and quality while proudly serving Kosciusko County and the surrounding areas in Northern Indiana.
Their mission is to provide our services at the highest level of quality and professionalism. Their vision for the future is to continue to be Northern Indiana’s most efficient and effective excavation, plumbing, waste, and outdoor solution company.
SiteWorx is located at 4916 N State Road 15, Warsaw.

Have you ever been on a Changing Lives Tour at Cardinal Services, Inc. of Indiana? This is a great way to learn about Cardinal Services and the impact they are making in our community. Yesterday, Lauren was able to host a tour as an Ambassador with some of our members.
For over 65 years, Cardinal Services has taught the community that when individuals with challenges are valued, supported, and connected to their community, everyone wins. If you are interested in attending a Changing Lives Tour and learning more about Cardinal Services, contact them at (574) 267-3823.

Avalign Technologies recently hosted us for a tour of their Warsaw location. Avalign designs, manufactures, and delivers the highest quality, precision-machined tools and implants for a wide variety of surgical and medical specialties around the world. From proprietary implant coatings to German-made instruments, Avalign is a leading full-service manufacturer known for consistent and sophisticated production and supply chain management.
Avalign is located at 4643 IN-15, Warsaw.

We enjoyed stopping by HopLore Brewing – The Mill for some great food and drinks last week! We had a great conversation with Stefan King about the history of HopLore and some great events and new things they have coming up at both of their Kosciusko County locations.
HopLore Brewing Co. – The Mill is located at 100 S Old State Rd 15, Leesburg
HopLore Brewing Co. – Market Street is located at 307 W Market St, Warsaw

We love touring businesses around the county! Last week, we toured Ferguson Farms in Leesburg.
Their experienced personnel are familiar with all facets of trailer and floor system repair and service, including heavy repair following accidents and wrecks. They install, service, and repair wet kits; repair hydraulic systems; repair belt trailers; and have all necessary parts in stock. They sell new and used live floor and belt trailers and rent live floor and belt trailers as well. Ferguson Farms prides themselves on carrying a large inventory of floor system parts for both KEITH and Hallco brand floors.
Ferguson Farms is located at 1638 W 600 N, Leesburg.

Kosciusko County is blessed to have Lucky 7 Car Store as a part of our business community. They go above and beyond by showing support for the community through their giveaways, donations, and more. Lucky 7 Car Store is a used car dealer with an extensive collection of used cars for sale. They also have some awesome iCON electric golf carts! 🚗🛺
Lucky 7 Car Store is located at 4763 North SR 15 Warsaw.

Thank you to Lake City Gymnastics for giving our staff and Ambassadors a tour of their new building yesterday! The space is looking great and we are so excited to see it when it’s finished!
Lake City Gymnastics is the only private gymnastics center within 30 miles of Warsaw. Your child will learn to excel in gymnastics from their experienced coaches while receiving positive reinforcement in an encouraging environment.
They have been open since 2019 and enrollment has grown to more than 500 students. Classes include preschool gymnastics, girls’ gymnastics, tumbling, and Ninja Core for boys. The Lake City Gymnastics Elite Travel Team competes in the Junior Olympic program, which is run through USA Gymnastics.
Visit their website for more information: https://www.lakecitygymnastics.com/ 

We enjoyed visiting Adventureglass last week! Adventureglass was founded in 1987 in North Webster. In the beginning, Adventureglass operated a small amusement park in North Webster. In the early 1990s, they developed the first swan and duck paddle boats, initially intended for use in their amusement park. After closing the amusement park, they transitioned into building paddle boats, modern real sternwheel riverboats, and other products. Many major theme parks, zoos, state and city parks, as well as several major resorts around the world have used their boats for many years.
Visit their website to learn more: https://adventureglass.com/index.html

The North Webster Community Center (NWCC) was established in 2002 to restore and preserve the former North Webster elementary school into something special for the community.
The NWCC Board of Directors initially raised 1.4 million dollars to renovate the building, which is currently being utilized by the entire surrounding community. Today, the NWCC has become the home of many local groups and businesses, such as the Kosciusko Community YMCA, Senior Primelife Enrichment Center (SPEC), The Watershed Foundation Inc, and NWCC Massage Therapy.
In addition to these year-round tenants, the NWCC facility hosts a variety of events including weddings, fundraising events, the Mermaid Festival Pageants, election polls, health screenings, class reunions, birthday parties and countless Boy Scout, Girl Scout, lake association, town council, service clubs and support group meetings.
The NWCC is located at 301 N Main St, North Webster. Visit their website for more information: https://www.nwcommunitycenter.org/

We recently popped in to see our new member, Metcalf Payne & Bell! At Metcalf Payne & Bell, they lead through serving their customers and team members. You can consistently rely on and trust MPB for an effortless experience to maintain your home comfort by knowledgeable and caring staff. This is why their customers and employees have been with them for decades and why they measure success by the duration of these relationships.
The company was founded in 1955 in North Webster, IN by Bill Metcalf and Phil Payne. Metcalf & Payne built a reliable plumbing and HVAC residential services business for decades with a loyal customer base. In 1995, Wes and Ann Bell purchased the company and renamed the company to simply Metcalf, Payne & Bell.
Under ownership of Wes and Ann, MPB has built upon the great reputation Metcalf, Payne & Bell had in the community and grew the company to be a trusted plumbing and HVAC services contractor for home owners across Kosciusko County, mainly concentrated in the lakes region.
MPB technicians are expertly skilled in plumbing, heating, and air conditioning. MPB is fully licensed and insured and ready to serve your needs. They know how difficult it can be to find a good repair professional. With Metcalf Payne & Bell, you know that you’re getting the best, most reliable service in the area. Contact them today for any service, installation or repair needs. Visit their website to learn more: https://metcalfpaynebell.com/

Last week, we were able to take a tour of Pacemaker Buildings! Pacemaker Buildings is a forward thinking family owned Post Frame Construction Company.
They are committed to utilizing their broad experience, diverse team of skilled employees, and in-house manufacturing facility to enrich the lives and livelihoods of their clients.
By specializing exclusively on post frame construction for more than 39 years, Pacemaker Buildings has been able to perfect the art of crafting beautiful, durable, cost effective structures that meet the needs of their clients.
Visit their website to learn more about them: https://www.pacemakerbuildings.com/

The Watershed Foundation (TWF) is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to protecting and improving water quality in the lakes and streams of the Upper Tippecanoe River Watershed.
Founded in 1997, the organization began as the Tippecanoe Environmental Lake and Watershed Foundation (TELWF). TELWF’s first volunteers were residents of Lake Tippecanoe who recognized that to protect individual lakes a larger vision was necessary, a focus on the entire watershed. Thus, TELWF became TWF: The Watershed Foundation.
Today, TWF works to protect water resources throughout the Upper Tippecanoe River Watershed, a land area that covers 236 square miles and contains over 60 lakes, many creeks and streams, and the Tippecanoe River.
Visit their website to learn more: https://watershedfoundation.org/

We were recently able to tour the newly renovated cabins at Camp Crosley! The awesome renovations were done by our member, Coplen Construction Inc!
Coplen Construction has been building homes in Kosciusko, surrounding counties, and the lakes area since 1972. Their experience in providing innovative quality products and workmanship is well known and respected throughout Indiana.
Visit their website to learn more about them: https://www.coplenconstruction.com/

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to tour and learn more about the Warsaw Municipal Airport! The Warsaw Municipal Airport offers two mile-long runways, courtesy cars, and safety features as found at larger airports. With the installation of an Instrument Landing System (ILS) in 1994, all categories of aircraft can conduct instrument landings at the Warsaw Airport with weather minimums of a 200-foot ceiling and 3/4-mile visibility. The ILS provides better and safer access to Warsaw and is an economic development attraction for future businesses wishing to locate to or expand within our community.

Automotive Unlimited delivers the absolute highest quality repair work in Northern Indiana. They are meticulous in every detail with all the vehicles we work on and guarantee you will be happy with the results.
When the Barth family opened Automotive Unlimited Body Shop in 1974, it was a typical business of its time. The small, 5000-square foot shop provided painting services to the RV industry. As time went by, Automotive Unlimited added collision repair and custom car restorations and soon became known for its high quality paint and repair work. It became obvious that Automotive Unlimited wasn’t your typical body shop.
In the late 1970’s, the company began to capitalize on its reputation for excellent customer service, and the result was impressive growth. Major additions and renovations at the original State Road 15 location took place in 1978, 1983, and 1987. In January, 1996, the company relocated and opened a new, larger facility in downtown Leesburg. Continued growth and increase in customer demand drove Automotive Unlimited to purchase an even larger facility in Warsaw, Indiana, near US 30 and St Rd 15. Automotive Unlimited’s location is now a 3.5 acre campus with over 28,000 sq. ft. Over 40 years later, the company continues to be family owned and operated.
Automotive Unlimited has also invested heavily in state-of-the-art equipment, including computerized diagnostic tools, and requires each employee to take at least 16 hours of additional training per year.
To learn more about Automotive Unlimited, visit their website: https://www.aubodyshop.com/

We recently toured Buhrt Engineering! Since 1977, Buhrt Engineering has been known for its quality fabrications, including design and installation services serving a diverse industrial customer base. In the beginning, with a torch, welder, truck and trailer, Buhrt was determined to become the best fabrication shop in the area. More than 40 years later, Buhrt Engineering has now become one of the best specialty fabrication shops in the Midwest.
Buhrt Engineering is located at 27 E. 250 North, Warsaw. Visit their website to learn more about them: http://www.buhrt.com/

At Precision Medical Technologies they will help you take your vision from inception to production through quality engineering and innovative production techniques. With unmatched quality standards, their team of focused engineers and production specialists can help improve your product and manufacturing process. At Precision Medical Technologies, they strive to find and provide solutions.
Visit their website to learn more about them: https://premedtec.com/