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C&A Tool reinvesting in new equipment

CHURUBUSCO, Ind. (April 21, 2010) – Locally based C&A Tool Engineering announced today that it is expanding production capabilities at its Churubusco area headquarters and production machining facility.

“C&A Tool is constantly seeking out opportunities to better serve our customers,” said CEO Dick Conrow, “Our employees continue to focus on developing new business in aerospace, medical devices, and other growth markets.”

C&A Tool is in the process of adding a Klingeinberg G60 Gear Grinding Machine, a Vournard 300 Grinding Machine, and other inspection equipment and tooling that will further enhance the company’s ability to solve customers’ problems with uncommon results. In addition, the company plans to add 12 new positions to its current 455 employee Churubusco-area workforce.

C&A Tool adheres to the highest quality manufacturing standards and has achieved ISO 14385 medical certification, ISO 9001.2008 International standards certification, AS 9100B aerospace certification, and ISO/TS 16949:2002 automotive certification

Established in 1969 as a premier tool and die maker, C&A Tool has become a national and international supplier of metalworking specialties and now has approximately 500 fulltime employees at facilities in the Churubusco area. The company recently announced that it is in the process of acquiring the MAHLE Clevite facility in Churubusco to accommodate future company growth.

“On behalf of the Town Council, we are pleased to support C&A Tool’s continued growth and success in our community,” said Town Council President Frank Kessler, “We appreciate the company leadership’s commitment to their business and to our community.”

The Churubusco Town Council today approved a request for phase-in of personal property taxes on approximately $3,700,000 in new machinery and equipment purchases. The Whitley County EDC continues to work with C&A Tool to support the company’s business development goals, including introductions with the new Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and the Talent Initiative (formerly TOpS 2015).

About C&A Tool Engineering, Inc.
As a tooling, engineering and contract manufacturer C&A Tool serves markets in transportation, aeronautical, medical, business equipment, food processing, appliances, consumer goods, machine tools and other industries. C&A Tool is both ISO and TS, and AS91000B certified. The company’s operations also meet FDA standards and approval for manufacturing in the sensitive areas of medical, surgical, pharmaceutical, food, and others. For more information about C&A, please visit www.catool.com.

About Whitley County EDC
The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency in Whitley County, Indiana. The EDC works closely with local, regional, and state partners to support our industry clients’ growth and success. Our mission is to is to implement a unified economic development effort and to expand employment and business opportunities for the benefit of the people of Whitley County by developing and maintaining cooperation of all individuals, groups, and organizations within the county. The Whitley County EDC was established in 1992 and represents Whitley County, Columbia City, and the Towns of Churubusco, Larwill, and South Whitley. For more information about the EDC, visit www.whitleyedc.com. 
Media Contacts:
Dick Conrow (C&A Tool) – 260.693.2167
Frank Kessler (Churubusco) – 260.693-9350
Alan Tio (Whitley County EDC) – 260.244.5506

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