The Journal Gazette
Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:57 pm

Verbatim: Mayor Steve McMichael Releases Statement Regarding Recent Announcement on Electric Works New Anchor Tenant

The following was released on Thursday, February 13, 2020:

New Haven, Indiana – New Haven Mayor Steve McMichael released the following statement regarding the recent Press Conference held and announcement made by Electric Works regarding Do it Best Corp. in New Haven.

Mayor McMichael said, “While I am saddened by the news that Do it Best, a great corporate resident of New Haven since 1948, is moving to Electric Works, I am optimistic about the future of the entire Fort Wayne Region of which New Haven is proud to be a big part of.Electric Works is a transformative project for all of Northeast Indiana and the benefits of the project will expand across all of Allen County and Northeast Indiana.”

In discussions with President and CEO Dan Starr, I have pledged my commitment to work together to make the transition as seamless as possible for the company and its employees, many of which also call New Haven home. Further, I applaud Do it Best for looking to meet their needs in the area rather than relocating to a different area or different state.

While these announcements are never easy, I am confident that many Do it Best employees will continue to call New Haven home. The current facility will be occupied quickly by a new company that will discover what a great community New Haven is to live, work, play or conduct business.

Our future in New Haven is bright as we are in discussions with many others looking to invest in our great community!

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