(La Porte County, IN) - Another local manufacturer is being highlighted under an ongoing program to show there are more than just retail jobs in La Porte County.
A & A Sheet Metal Products/Securall is a third-generation family-owned company at 5122 North Indiana 39 outside La Porte.
The company, founded in 1964, is a maker of Securall brand of storage products ranging from containers used for flammable and pesticide products to paint, laboratory, and hazardous waste.
Their customers include NASA, SpaceX, Microsoft, Hershey, and all military branches.
This week, the firm was highlighted under a program called La Porte County Works, which shines a spotlight on a different company twice a month during La Porte County Commissioners' meetings.
Commission President Sheila Matias started the program last year to dispel a myth that La Porte County does not have good-paying manufacturing jobs.
The company has 80 employees representing a wide salary range. In addition, the benefits include nearly 100-percent company-funded health coverage.
Currently, 20 positions need to be filled.
"Family-owned businesses, especially those passed from generation to generation, establish a strong business tradition that is helpful to the sustainability of any business. They are the backbone of our communities, and we are extremely fortunate to have companies like A & A Sheet Metal Products/Securall in our very own backyard," said Mike Seitz, Business Retention Manager for the La Porte County Office of Community and Economic Development.