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Our October 1st ribbon cutting event for AmeriPlex at Interstate 80/90’s newest tenant, Hubbell/RACO, was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who attended the event, including Governor Mike Pence and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.  Here are a few photos from the ribbon cutting for you to enjoy!

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Our lovely refreshment table was provided by: The Hilton Garden Inn / Gillespie Center

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Doesn’t the podium look lovely and festive?

The IEDC helped put together this ribbon cutting. Hubbell/RACO relocated its distribution center from Illinois to South Bend and has pledged to create up to 77 new jobs by 2015.

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The large crowd of spectators eagerly awaits the beginning of the ceremony.

crowd2(Front Row) John Phair, Manette Tepe and Tim Baker of Holladay Properties; Raymond Patanude, Director of Human Resources for RACO; and Jeff Rea, President of the Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County.

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Chris Hildebrandt of RACO, a division of Hubbell, introduces Governor Mike Pence (right) and Mayor Pete Buttigieg (left).

governor-speaksIndiana Governor Mike Pence welcomes Hubbell/RACO to
their new facility.

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the Hubbell/RACO ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Governor Pence, Mayor Buttigieg and Hubbell/RACO representatives cut the ribbon!

Hubbell/RACO announced in September of 2012 that the international electrical and electronics producer would be relocating its distribution center from South Holland, Ill. to Holladay Properties’ AmeriPlex at Interstate 80/90 development in South Bend.  Holladay broke ground on the Superior Building, a 105,000 square foot build to suit project for Hubbell/RACO, soon after the announcement. The new distribution center is the company’s second location in South Bend; RACO has a production facility on Sample Street.  Holladay completed construction on the new distribution center earlier this year and Hubbell/RACO has been operating in the facility since July.  The ribbon cutting event served as the official welcome of Hubbell/RACO to their new space within AmeriPlex.

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