Government, community leaders travel to Japan, China
A group of 10 government and business leaders are on a 12-day trip to
“This is an opportunity to thank those who have already invested in our community, to extend our hands in friendship and to strengthen our business ties,” said Jody Hamilton, director of economic development at Greater Lafayette Commerce, who coordinated and is participating in the trip.
“It’s been 25 years since Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc., owned by Japan’s Fuji Heavy Industries, became an Indiana corporation, and 10 years since Heartland Automotive, which is owned by Shigeru Co. Ltd. in Japan, came to town,” Hamilton said. “Now, Heartland Automotive is building a new plant here, so we will visit both of those companies in
“We are also welcoming Nanshan America Advanced Aluminum Technologies to our community, so we will be meet representatives of its parent company in
Also traveling from Greater Lafayette Commerce are Joseph Seaman, president and chief executive officer; Doug Mansfield, board chairman and manufacturing president at
Other travelers are Dennis Carson, economic development director for the city of Lafayette; Pat Corey, executive director of resource development at Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette; and Steve Bluestein, executive vice president at Oscar Winski Co., Inc.
The group left Sunday, April 15, and will be in