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Three businesses get thumbs-up from city

Representatives from three Berne manufacturers received nothing but praise for their investments in the community during their annual meeting with Berne City Council. Sandra Affolder with FCC Adams, Tyler Kitt with EP Graphics, and Mary Habegger-Fox with MAFCO/Poseidon Barge gave updates on their firms’ progress during the council’s meeting Monday evening, and all three were found to be in substantial compliance with the terms of their abatement agreements. Affolder noted that FCC Adams began with 65 employees, has grown to 504 currently, and expects to be up to 550 by next March. She also noted that the plant expansion continues and is on target for completion this July. “I used to ride my bike by a cornfield there, so it’s impressive what you’ve done,” said Berne Mayor Bill McKean. “We will continue to work with you as much as we can.” FCC Adams has a total of ten tax abatements for equipment and real estate totaling close to $212 million. Kitt gave a... Read More >