New businesses coming to industrial park

The Three Rivers Industrial Development Authority reached a milestone last year after an Indiana-based company bought more than 60 acres of property in the Three Rivers Area Enterprise Park.

TekModo’s purchase of more than 40 acres signaled TRIDA fulfilling its mission of selling all the property within the industrial park. Opened in the early 1990s, the park is at the south end of Three Rivers on the east side of U.S. 131.

Christy Trammell, executive director of the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce and a TRIDA board member, said TekModo of Elkhart was looking at properties in Indiana and Michigan as part of its expansion

The company plans to open this spring with 50 employees initially, but expects to have a roster of up to 400 employees within five years, Trammell said.

TekModo manufactures composite plastics for the RV, marine and auto industries. It is poised to open this spring and, Trammell noted, it projects to fill about 400 jobs within five years.

In addition to TekModo, another new presence in the industrial park is Triple Creek Truck and Trailer Wash. The business, located on a 6 ½-acre property, will open this spring, and features bays for washing semis, RVs and agricultural equipment.

Also, a company called Hog Slat, a swine-equipment company, took over the property formerly occupied by Fastenal.

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