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.
If you are a business owner - or have a great idea for a business that should be covered - contact Andrew Logsdon at
or at email@example.com
Adam Heibel is a sharp college student in Fort Wayne. And last year, he turned his love of knives into his own business. A year later, he's making a point to make some of the best knives in the area. Heibel Knives is this week's Locally Made Monday.
Getting a massage is a peaceful amd therapeudic experience. And now, you don't even have to leave your home to get one. Mobile Massage will travel to your home, or anywhere in the Fort Wayne area, to give you an hour of relaxation. WFFT's Andrew Logsdon brings us mobile massage, this week's Locally Made Monday.
Vintage furniture is very popular among home decorators. We have a store in Fort Wayne that not only restores vintage pieces, it teaches you how to do it yourself. Saving Grace Vintage in now a part of downtown's West Central neighborhood. It's this week's Locally Made Monday.
Taiko is a Japanese style of drum and taiko drumming has been around for over thousands of years. There are very few taiko drumming groups outside of Japan, and even fewer in the Midwest. But we have a group right here in Fort Wayne and the drummers have performed across the US and even in the Land of the Rising Sun. WFFT's Andrew Logsdon shows us Fort Wayne Taiko- this week's Locally Made Monday.
When this local company thinks about manufacturing, it thinks about safety. That's because Fort Wayne-based Faztek is among the world leaders in safety products for factories and plants. And they're one of the only companies in the country that creates all types of warehouse safety products. WFFT's Andrew Logsdon brings us Faztek- tonight's Locally Made Monday.
One local woman has launched her own business which helps other women succeed at their own. She's based out of Columbia City, but has helped women business owners all over the world. WFFT's Andrew Logsdon brings us ReVision- it's this week's Locally Made Monday.
There are a lot of places in our region to get meat, but few are as specialized or seasoned as Feder's Meats in Huntertown. It works almost exclusively with wild game. Founder John Federspiel says he'll take the deer that you shot and turn it into meat treats. Feder's Meats is this week's Locally Made Monday.
We have a new type of experience for Locally Made Monday. It really is a locally made experience. It's called Zip Timber Lake and it features thousands of feet of zip lines. WFFT's Andrew Logsdon got to experience it himself and he has tonight's Locally Made Monday.
Last week on Locally Made Monday we looked at Electrical North, a local company fixing electronics from around the planet. Tonight, we look at its sister company that calibrates many of those electronic parts to within several millionths of an inch. ENI Labs is this week's Locally Made Monday.
You've learned a lot about the many companies in our region who make the products. Tonight on Locally Made Monday we take a look at a local business that fixes the electronics products made here, and around the world. Electrical North is tonight's Locally Made Monday.
Navigating the legal world of bankruptcy can be tough. Now there's a company in fort wayne that is making it easier, and cheaper, to file for debt relief. It also provides notary services and can help with filing other types of legal paperwork at a portion of the cost. Right Away Bankruptcy Documents is tonight's Locally Made Monday.
Locally made isn't always about the products. Sometimes it's about local services. And for Destiny Moore, who is selling Pink Zebra scents out of Kokomo, it's about bringing a new business into our region. It's tonight's Locally Made Monday.
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.