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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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.
Here's a story about a glass company from right here in Fremont. You might not have heard of them, but it's likely you've seen their windows in yours or a friend's home. Cardinal IG is this week's Locally Made Monday report.
This week on Locally Made Monday- we have two companies who are working together as one providing windows and doors for the region. Home Guard Industries makes the windows in Grabill, and sells them inside the Windows, Doors and More show room in Fort Wayne. They are this week's Locally Made Monday.
Imagine working for a company creating special projects for our own military and government. Sky Sight Technologies is doing that right here in Fort Wayne, and they're making some pretty cool stuff.
It turns out that for many of you... Those seats inside your car may have been made right here in northwest Ohio. And they're making thousands every day out in Paulding. It’s this week’s Locally Made Monday report.
We've covered a lot of local businesses here on our weekly Locally Made Monday report- businesses that are specializing in products made right here. Tonight, WFFT headed out to Paulding, where Insource Technologies is doing things a little differently.
It's Monday, and tonight we're taking a look at a local business who is helping people around the region remember their loved ones. Go into any cemetery in our region and you're all but certain to find a headstone or memorial made by Birkmeier and Sons Monument in Fort Wayne. They've been doing it for over a hundred and thirty years.
A lot of specialty jewelers call our region home. They can even make a special piece just for you- all made right here in the region. It’s this week's Locally Made Monday.
Every car on the road today has safety measures and parts installed in them to keep you and your family safe. Many of the parts used to test car safety are built right here in northeast Indiana. It’s this week's Locally Made Monday report.
Northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio is known for its landscape companies. However, most specialize in seasonal work. We found a local company that does it all, all year round. It’s this week’s Locally Made Monday.
Many of the molded plastic pieces you might see in placed like your car, or your home, were likely made right here in northeast Indiana. Fort Wayne's Accutech mold and machine is making thousands of parts here and shipping them across the planet.
For the past year, we've been bringing you stories about local businesses in our region on our Locally Made Monday segment. This week, we're revisiting one of those businesses. Since it was featured, sales have increased so much, it's grown from the web- to a physical store.
This week on Locally Made Monday, we have a company that is local from the floor to the ceiling. The Jack Laurie Group has been in business since the 1950s. It’s this week's Locally Made Monday report.
This week on Locally Made Monday, we're ready to have a party. That's because on tonight's report we found a local party store who supplies more celebratory goods than anyone else in the world.
For nearly fifteen years, a Fort Wayne delivery company has changed the courier business in northeast Indiana. It started out as a moving company- and today, Crossroads Courier has grown into a local option for commercial and industrial shipping. It’s this week's Locally Made Monday.
Now here's a bright idea. Berne, Indiana, is known for its furniture and home accessories. One company in the area is lighting the way for home furnishings. WFFT has this week's Locally Made Monday.
We've introduced you to a lot of traditional businesses in our region here on Locally Made Monday. This week, we're doing something different. A new web site is serving as the region's hub for finding locally-sourced food.
We've looked at a few print shops around the region. Tonight on Locally Made Monday, we take a look at what happens to those printed materials as they are prepped for shipment.
A Fort Wayne eatery has been around for over thirty years. Nearly everything is made from local sources, and it even features local recipes submitted by some of you.
What little girl doesn't want to be a princess? A new Fort Wayne business is trying to make that dream come true. Sew Pinky makes princess wear for girls, and it's all done locally. It’s this week's edition of Locally Made Monday.