Locally Made Mondays is about the businesses - small and large - that make up the framework of Northeast Indiana. We highlight the local businesses whose impacts range from here in our home towns - all the way to the four corners of the world. We look at the people who make our local economy work - and how it sets the tone for the rest of the nation
Join us each Monday night to see which business earns the distinction of being Locally Made.
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Firefighter Jason Mueller works hard at his day job. And he also works hard at his second job- Fabcore Industries. It's a metal and plastic welding company in Huntertown that is creating new products that are going across the country and the world. Fabcore Industries is this week's Locally Made Monday.
An Ohio woman solved some of her health problems by going back to roots. And now, she's helping people in Defiance and northwest Ohio find their health as well. WFFT explains how 'Back to Roots' is changing the way we think about food in Locally Made Monday.
If you think motorcycles are cool- we have a company right here in our region that makes them even cooler. In fact, many of the bikes rebuilt by Fort Wayne's Joker Cycle Works have won awards, and have been featured in magazines. WFFT is in full gear tonight with this week's Locally Made Monday.
Now here's the story about a local company with quite the polished touch. Trent McCarver is following in his father's footsteps running C&C Polishing, which takes raw parts for other local companies and makes them shine. It's this week's Locally Made Monday.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - This week on Locally Made Monday, we're taking a different look at business in our region. With thousands of workers producing local goods their families need somewhere to live.
No matter the season- or the meal- There's always room for a piece of pie. And two local at-home bakers are among the best. In fact, they're both being featured in a documentary about the best pies in the country. The Pie Lady on 5 and the Rolling Pin Bakehouse are this week's Locally Made Monday.
Many of the tubes and hoses inside engines across the world come from a company with a factory here in Fort Wayne. Nelson Global Products is world's largest independent tube producer, and the Fort Wayne plants makes the majority of its small diameter tubes. We get a look inside Nelson Global Products in this week's Locally Made Monday.
FORT WAYNE, IN (WFFT) - On Locally Made Monday, we've shown you many companies from here in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. Many of them wouldn't exist, or wouldn't have grown, without organizations like the Indiana Small Business Development Center.
One of the world-wide leaders of manufacturing inside the marine and hydraulics industries is based right here in Fort Wayne. After over thirty years of creating products for boats, Epco Products is introducing something they say will revolutionize how you transport your boat. It's this week's Locally Made Monday.
It's easy for most of us to just get in our cars and go. But for people in wheelchairs, it's not quite as easy to get in, or drive, their own vehicle. But one Fort Wayne company is making it possible. Mobility SVM is this week's Locally Made Monday.
Many people who currently live in Indiana, or have relatives who have, might be owed money and not even know it. Indiana Benefits Recovery is a unique company based out of Fort Wayne that helps connect people with the missing cash. It's this week's Locally Made Monday.
We have a lot of great companies in our region- many of which specialize in specific fields. LH Industries in Fort Wayne has four areas of focus and some of its products help everyone else in the manufacturing industry- here and around the world. LH Industries is this week's Locally Made Monday.
You might see colorful and branded trucks around the region for companies like 'Aardvark Home Inspections' or the 'Waiter on the Way' delivery trucks. Those cars get their spark from a company called Impact Vinyl Graphics. It's a design shop right here in Fort Wayne, and it's this week's Locally Made Monday.
Here's something you can get pumped for. One of the world's largest manufacturers of fuel pumps makes several versions right here in Fort Wayne. Many of you may have used their fuel and chemical pumps on the farm or on the construction site. Tuthill Transfer Systems has been in business for over one hundred years, and its this week's Locally Made Monday.
Your computer. Whether it's at your office, or at home, some times they break down or go obsolete in a couple of years. A new company in Fort Wayne is taking those old defective computers and recycling them into a brand new machine.
It's the middle of winter in northeast Indiana. One of the best ways to beat the cold is relaxing in your own hot tub. Here in Fort Wayne, we have the nation's largest manufacturer of spas, and something called 'Swim Spas.' Master Spas is this weeks Locally Made Monday.
Many companies, both large and small, are making a lot of products right here in our region. Tonight for Locally Made Monday, we take a look back at some of the stories that have made the most impact over the past year. We're looking back at 2014 for Locally Made Monday.
For nearly seventy years Milan Center Feed and Grain has produced and sold animal feed in our region. Today, it's one of the only local mills that makes it's own bird feed, and most of what goes into it is grown locally. WFFT takes us to rural Allen County for this week's Locally Made Monday report.
While you're out doing some last minute holiday shopping, one place to consider is Fort Wayne's BitterSweet Gifts.
Some people dream of owning an exotic sports car. A Fort Wayne car dealer is making those dreams come true with Lamborghinis, Aston Martins and other sports cars that are hard to find- and can be very expensive. As they tell WFFT, they're one of the only exotic car dealers in the Great Lakes region.
Imagine building a brand new home for yourself and making it fully-automated with little to no utility bills. That's the idea behind the Innovation Home from local home construction company Granite Ridge Builders.
Sylvan Springs is a source of pride for folks in the Rome City area. Through the years, the property has fallen apart. But in the last few, has been going through a renaissance.
Last year we showed you a designer handbag company based in Fort Wayne. But it's not the one you think. Cinda B has made the sylized bags in the summit city for years, and since being featured on Locally Made Monday, it has grown even bigger.
Now another Locally Made success story. When we last showed you the unique Fort Wayne chocolatier Sweets so Geek, it had just expanded to internet and local sales. Now, it's taking it to the next level.
The next time you order an onion blossom appetizer, think about how the machine used to make it was invented in Hicksville, Ohio. Nemco Food Quipment makes over one hundred food prep devices. Not just the onion maker- Nemco's slicers, hot dog grills, and food warmers are in restaurants and kitchens all over the world.
Boxes can come in all shapes and sizes. And many of the ones used by local and regional companies come from Fort Wayne. Kelly Box and Packaging Corporation has given shape to corrigated goods for over sixty years.
It started by making tools in the 1960s. Today, C&A Tools in Churubusco is one of the region's leaders in advanced manufacturing, and has expanded into five product areas with clients all over the world. C&A Tools is tonight's Locally Made Monday report.
With less that two weeks until Halloween, many people are now carving fun and scary faces onto their pumpkins. But a really creative design can often take hours to get just right. A local company has created a pumpkin-carving robot that can carve an intricate design in about a minute and a half. Punkin Bot is this week's Locally Made Monday report.
There are a lot of manufacturing companies in our region, but no one is making parts like this. CNC Industries makes light-weight component parts out of aluminum- which is handy, since it's parts end up in high-speed jets and even up into space. CNC Industries is this week's Locally Made Monday.
What started out as a hobby fifteen years ago has turned into a global business. You might want to sit down for this. No really- Three Birds Casual is making some of the finest patio and yard furniture in the world. It's this week's Locally Made Monday.
Automotive company Voss North America has been in Fort Wayne since the Nineties. And now, with explosive growth over the past five years, Voss has moved into a new, expanded facility.
It can be a hassle dealing with those old, shabby screen doors on our house. A company from right in our region is making high-end screens for your house or RV, and a new line of retractable sky lights that homes, hotels and restaurants all over the world are installing. It's called Stoett Industries, and it's based is Hicksville, Ohio and it’s this week’s Locally Made Monday report.
Now to spice things up a little. A Fort Wayne woman began dabbling with seasonings and spices four years ago. And today, has found the recipe for a successful local business. Fresco Spice Blends is this week's Locally Made Monday.
The city of Berne, Indiana is known throughout the Midwest as a furniture hot spot. And one of the original founders of the furniture revolution nearly eighty years ago is Smith Brothers Furniture.
Cleaning up after your pets is sometimes a messy business. Tonight we're taking a look at Fort Wayne company that's making your pet's business their business.
Think about all of the apps you might use on your smartphone. If you've ever used the Fort Wayne Community Schools app, you're using one made by a local Fort Wayne student.
The city of Berne, Indiana is known for its Swiss culture. And speaking of cultures, the Swiss are known for their cheese. And one business in Berne is making some of the best cheese in the region. WFFT’s Andrew Logsdon was having a 'grate' time at Swissland Cheese today. It's tonight's Locally Made Monday.
Tonight on Locally Made Monday we have another success story. Last year, we featured the Columbia City-based popcorn company Kernel Coladas in this spot. Since then, it has re-branded, and expanded into Fort Wayne.
You may have grown up with an Etch-A-Sketch. The Ohio Art Company, based out of Bryan, Ohio, started making them over fifty years ago, and have sold hundreds of millions over that time. It’s this week's Locally Made Monday.
People like their coffee. And a Fort Wayne-based company is changing the rules for how you get a hot cup of joe.
And now a sweet surprise for this week's Locally Made Monday. Bryan, Ohio is home to one of the world's largest candy companies. You've probably eaten a Dum Dum's sucker- they've been made by the Spangler Candy Company for over sixty years. It’s this week's Locally Made Monday report.
For years the Allen County Juvenile Detention Center used it for rehabilitation therapy. Now that it's in the hands of the Allen County Parks, the Deer Run Wilderness Area is helping kids with developmental disorders. It’s this week’s Locally Made Monday.
For over a hundred years it served as a church build for congregations in Bryan, Ohio. Today, it has been converted to a banquet hall, high-end restaurant and do-it-yourself brew house.
Our region of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio is known for the products and goods it produces locally. One thing you might not have known is our region is steeped in local talent.
Each week on Locally Made Monday we get a look inside a company or business making products right here. Tonight, we mix that with a bit of unique art.
They say it's the clothes that make the man. Tonight, we take a look at the man making the clothes. Anton Babich is putting his spin on fashion from right here in Fort Wayne.
Imagine eating a caramel-filled chocolate Han Solo called a 'Han Rolo.' Fort Wayne-based Sweets So Geek is making chocolates and other goods with a sci-fi or comics theme. It’s this week's Locally Made Monday report.
A few weeks ago, the Summit City hosted the Apple Seed Comic Con- a gathering of local and national comic book artists. Tonight on Locally Made Monday, WFFT is highlighting three of our local talents who are bringing art to life.
Indiana might not be the first state you think of for wine production, but a new local winery is hoping to change that. And the wines they produce are unlike any you've ever heard of before. Two EE’s winery is this week’s Locally Made Monday.
The craft beer market is seeing a boom across the country. In the past year, micro-breweries have begun popping up in our region. On this week’s Locally Made Monday, WFFT takes a look at one making its mark in northeast Indiana.