Auto parts maker to build Fort Wayne plant, creating more than 100 jobs

March 10, 2017

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Faurecia Clean Mobility, a manufacturer of automotive emissions control systems, announced Thursday it will build a new production facility in Fort Wayne that will result in the hiring of nearly 150 workers by 2018 according to a press release issued by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

Faurecia plans to initially invest $4 million into the 137,000 square foot facility, which will be located at 4510 Airport Expressway.  The company’s North American headquarters are located in Columbus, Indiana and more than 1,800 people are employed at three locations there.

Hiring for the Fort Wayne facility will begin at the end of 2017.  Those interested in the engineering and production openings can apply online.

“Faurecia is proud to expand on our already significant presence in the state with this new facility and to provide new opportunities for local jobseekers,” said Dave DeGraaf, president of FCM in North America. “We’ve had great success growing our business in Indiana due in large part to our ability to attract a highly motivated and skilled workforce and we are looking forward to continuing that progress with this new site.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Faurecia up to $825,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $125,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. The incentives are performance-based, meaning until Indiana residents are hired, the company won’t be eligible for the incentives. Greater Fort Wayne Inc. will ask for additional incentives from the City of Fort Wayne.

Vintage Archonics vote "Best Architecture & Interior Design Firm in Indiana"

March 01, 2017

BUILD Magazine Announces The 2017 Interior Design Awards Winners.

Vintage Archonics, Inc. was voted “Best Architecture & Interior Design Firm in Indiana” by BUILD magazine.

It is a common fact that the average person can paint a wall by using some initiative, but it takes so much more to take on the role of an Interior Designer. Dedication, hard work and passion are all key factors into what make a business a success.

The industry is taking the world by storm and Interior Designers have found themselves inundated with new demands and workload as clients see the benefits of hiring a professional to create a space which is more than just bricks and mortar; but rather a space in which they can be themselves and express their creativity.

As such the 2017 Interior Design Awards have been introduced to honor those firms and individuals who have taken every challenge head on, putting their heart and soul into their work and creating a solid client base.

Amy Gower, Awards Coordinator, commented on the awards: “Interior designers shape the spaces we live in, and as such play a vital role in society. It has been a real pleasure working with all of our deserving winners and I would like to wish them the best of fortunes going forward.”

Vintage Archonics launches new web site

March 24, 2016
Vintage Archonics is proud to announce the launch of their new website, located at  The new site features information on current projects, our abilities and services, as well as a portfolio section of recently completed projects.

“We are extremely pleased with the rebranding and redesign of the Vintage Archonics website,” said Marvin Bok, Chief Executive Officer of Vintage Archonics, Inc. “The functionality of the site makes it a dynamic resource for our clients and those wanting to learn more about Vintage Archonics. There has been an overwhelming amount of positive feedback, for which we are extremely grateful.  Proving our core value of consistent change and growth remains as true today as it ever has.”

“Our goal was to design a user-friendly site and make it as seamless as possible to navigate,” said Lucas Konger, President of Vintage Archonics. “We did a complete redesign of not only the Vintage Archonics web site, but also a refresh of our brand. With these changes we feel we are now able to showcase Vintage Archonics as a fresh and contemporary company, with over 35-years of expertise.”

Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly announces Forty Under 40 Award winners - Konger selected

March 24, 2016
Greater Fort Wayne business Weekly annouced today the winners of the 7th annual Forty Under 40 awards which honor 40 individuals under 40 years of age who are making a difference on the job and in the community.  These young professionals were chosen by a panel of distinguished judges.  Lucas Konger, R.A., AIA, President, Vintage Archonics, Inc. was selected to receive this years award.

A special publication of Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly will feature profiles of each of the Forty Under 40 honorees.

Vintage Archonics aquires Industrial Design Group

January 1, 2016
In a strategic move to further enhance our services in the Industrial Design market, Vintage Archonics has acquired Industrial Design Group.  This merger will improve our staff of professional engineers, with expertise in mechanical, electrical, chemical, structural, process and civil engineering, allowing us to continue to work closely with each client to understand and become familiar with their specific processes.

Our markets range from Industrial Ag processing, food and beverage production, to chemical, metal, and energy manufacturing.

Konger recognized

September 10, 2015
Lucas Konger, R.A., AIA, President, Vintage Archonics, Inc. was recognized with a "40 under 40 Award" by Building Design + Construction (BD+C) Magazine.

In the most recent issue of the magazine the editors of BD+C named the winners of the 10th Annual "40 Under 40" competition - forty individuals selected “based on their career achievements, service to their professions and communities, and active participation in charitable work." This award honors the next generation of leadership from across the nation within the AEC industry (Architectural, Engineering, and Construction).

Labeled a "Healthcare Devotee" by the panel, Konger was recognized for his work leading Vintage Archonics’ efforts in the healthcare market along with working to establish better outcomes and guidelines for the industry.

Parkview to spend $55M to expand, enhance Randallia campus

October 21, 2014
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Parkview Health plans to invest $55 million to expand and enhance services at its Parkview Randallia Campus over the next four to five years. Parkview said this is the largest healthcare investment in this region since the Parkview Regional Medical Center. PRMC was a nearly $550 million project.

The project will lead to the creation of nearly 150 new jobs and many new services that will compliment Parkview Regional Medical Center and Parkview’s community hospitals in Huntington, Whitley, Noble and LaGrange counties.

“We’ve made many significant investments into new services and improvements over the last two years as we also carefully evaluated the long term plans for Parkview Hospital Randallia,” said Mike Packnett, president and CEO, Parkview Health. “The demand for care and services at this hospital has exceeded our expectations and many residents continue to choose this location as their preferred source of health care. We’re excited to continue to invest in this campus as we address the needs of our community.”

Packnett said the Randallia campus is the busiest ER hospital in northeast Indiana. He said that proves that this investment is imperative.

Ben Miles, COO of Parkview Hospital and Affiliates, said this project is also necessary because there’s been some capacity concerns since Parkview Regional Medical Center opened up in March 2012.

The major part of the multi-million dollar project will be the interior and exterior of the facility. Nearly $30 million will go toward structural improvements and enhancements. This will allow for expanded and/or added inpatient and outpatient services. In December 2013, a $3.2 million dollar project that enhanced Randallia’s entrance and added a new courtyard was completed.

The following investment items were highlighted in the release from Parkview:

  • State-of-the-art surgery suites
  • Cardiac catheterization lab
  • Updated and enhanced Family Birthing Center
  • Updated and enhanced inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services
  • Expanded critical care services
  • Expanded services at Center for Wound Healing
  • Expanded services at Center on Aging and Health

“Since the opening of Parkview Regional Medical Center two years ago, we have invested nearly $20 million into this campus. That combined with today’s announcement is $75 million dedicated to meeting the needs of our community through the addition of many expanded or new services,” said Miles. “Randallia is important to us because it’s important to this community. The residents in and around this area continue to choose this facility for their care. We also have new individuals coming to Parkview Hospital Randallia, starting their families at our Family Birthing Center, or establishing their medical care with a new primary care doctor. We look forward to being here, supporting their needs for many years to come.”

Parkview leaders said work will start almost immediately. There will be a core Parkview Hospital Randallia team focused on the construction project. As the project progresses, they will work to share updates, information and milestones with the community.