Lime City Manufacturing under new ownership
By Jennifer Peryam | The Herald-Press
Lime City Manufacturing has been under new ownership since January 1.
The announcement was made during Friday’s Lime City Economic Development Committee meeting at the business.
Cory and Mandy Reber have purchased the manufacturing facility. They have owned the automotive service center, Reber’s Repair, in Huntington since 2006. They opened Reber’s Repair in Warren in 2012. They will continue to own and operate both shops.
The Rebers purchased Lime City Manufacturing from Randy Rider.
“I had worked here as a tool and die maker in the past at the business from the ’90s to 2006. It is a good, solid staple in the community as far as a place of employment,” Cory said.
Lime City Manufacturing has been in business since 1941. It produces terminals, brackets, shallow drawn components, automotive chassis, interior support brackets and mold inserts.
Mandy, who serves as the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington County’s executive director, and will remain in that capacity, said there are 15 employees at Lime City. The average employee has been employed at the business for over 15 years.
“Of the 15 employees, 13 live in Huntington County. They are dedicated. We hope to get new jobs here and continue to grow,” Mandy said.
The customer base is across North America, with the largest customer population in Indiana.
Brooks Fetters, Huntington mayor, congratulated the Rebers on keeping the business local.
“There are some great people here at Lime City and we are excited about what is happening in this part of town,” Fetters said.
Mark Wickersham, Huntington County Economic Development executive director, said that Lime City has been in business since 1941 and will continue with local ownership.
“They will keep the company in Huntington and continue to grow and operate so we have an opportunity for the company that was founded here to continue here,” Wickersham said.