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Midwest Aerospace Casting celebrates Merrillville location

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Midwest Aerospace Casting hosted a ribbon cutting May 9 at its new location at the AmeriPlex at the Crossroads business park in Merrillville.

Midwest Aerospace Casting’s manufacturing facility produces castings for helicopters, jet fighters, jumbo transports and regional jets. The company serves military and commercial customers.

Rick Bella, town council president, thanked Midwest Aerospace Casting for choosing Merrillville for its latest location.

“In our town, we’ve proudly hosted companies specializing in various industries, from automotive components to essential parts,” Bella said in a press release. “However, today marks a special occasion as we embrace a company uniquely positioned to contribute material to construct F-35 Lightning II fighter jets.”

Midwest Aerospace Casting invested over $9 million to transform the former fieldhouse building into its manufacturing facility. Bob Littlefield, company president, said the Merrillville location has created numerous employment opportunities in the community, and he believes the company can reach 180 jobs.

According to Littlefield, Midwest Aerospace Casting will be more than a business, and the company is committed to the community.

“We take great pride in that,” Littlefield said.

Midwest Aerospace Casting’s community involvement includes joining the Crossroads Chamber of Commerce.

Deann Patena, Crossroads Chamber president and CEO, described the company as a remarkable addition to the business community.

“Midwest Aerospace Casting represents not only a significant investment in our region, but also a testament to innovation and ingenuity that defines our Midwest spirit,” Patena said.

Midwest Aerospace Casting has over 70 years of experience in the aerospace industry. Its customers include United Technologies, Boeing and Honeywell. The company recently participated in a career fair at Lowell High School, promoting workforce development in the Region and aiming to inspire a new generation to work in the aerospace industry.

Caption: Midwest Aerospace Casting celebrated the opening of their new manufacturing facility in Merrillville with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 9. (Provided by the town of Merrillville)

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