LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The former Fairfield Manufacturing is celebrating 100 years in Greater Lafayette on Sunday.
Dana Off-Highway acquired the company this year in early March. The company produces pieces for agriculture, construction and mining machines.
It has provided hundreds of jobs for many in the community. Former and current employees brought their families to the facility to celebrate the milestone Sunday afternoon.
Dana General Manager Ed Greif said it's great seeing the impact this company has had on employees.
“It's a really special celebration, in fact, somebody earlier brought over a paycheck, one of their first paychecks, that they had from 1965 one of the retirees so this is a really important day for retirees to be able to see this company which has achieved a major milestone,” said Greif.
Greif said the future looks bright for the company.
“We provide very nice paying manufacturing jobs and we are also working with Ivy Tech, a training program so that we can then have internships and apprenticeships that feed into our system,” said Greif.
City leaders including Mayor Tony Roswarski and State Representative Sheila Klinker shared their words of appreciation. Event leaders say more than a thousand people attended.