Steel Dynamics has its Structural and Rail Division located in Columbia City, Indiana. A proprietary, in-house developed rail head hardening process allows SDI’s mini-mill operation to be the preeminent provider of quality rail in North America, serving the Class 1 railroad customers. Integral to our commitment to our customers, our facility provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ for our rail customers. SDI has had a seat on the NIPRA Board and provided financial support for operations for over five years. Their continued commitment to restoring passenger service is a vital asset to the NIPRA community.
OrthoWorx is a non-profit formed in 2009 to preserve and extend our region’s legacy as the Orthopedic Capital.® Based in Warsaw, Indiana, we work with orthopedic industry members, academic partners and community leaders to capitalize on the resources and expertise across our region and in our industry to achieve common goals. Orthoworx has had an interest in passenger rail for many years, commissioning an economic impact study in 2010 of passenger rail from Chicago to Warsaw in 2010. When contacted by NIPRA a few years later they financially contributed to the next step, an Environmental Assessment, a federal process required to return passenger rail to Warsaw and Fort Wayne.
Do it Best Corp. is a member-owned cooperative of thousands of hardware stores, home centers, and lumberyards in the United States and in 52 countries around the world. Do it Best Corp. is headquartered in Fort Wayne, IN. They see the economic benefit of passenger rail to the Fort Wayne community and financially committed to the Environment Assessment.