Located along the Wabash River just southwest of Lafayette, Fountain County has a rich history of both agricultural production and high-quality manufacturing, both performed by a workforce that sees value in a job well done. Within the Wabash River Heritage Corridor, it’s also an area with extensive recreational resources, including the nationally renowned Badlands off-road competition.
Companies in search of large greenfield sites will find plenty to choose from in Fountain County. Just as important, our transportation infrastructure provides fast connections between those sites and the other places you need to be. The county is bisected by Interstate 74, roughly an hour from Indianapolis and a half-hour from Danville, Illinois. Norfolk Southern’s busy mainline crosses the county, allowing opportunities for rail access, and the international air cargo facilities at Indianapolis International Airport are just over an hour away.
Fountain County is made up of fertile farmland, and the county is home to many large grain and livestock operations. The appreciation for the value of agriculture and the work ethic at the heart of the industry makes the county an ideal site for value-added agricultural facilities such as food distribution and production of processed and packaged foods, dairy products, animal feed, and nutraceutical supplements.
Local workers also offer extensive skills in advanced manufacturing. For example, Fountain County is home to Harrison Steel Castings, whose vertically integrated production facility produces castings of between 350 and 14,000 pounds.
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