BrightSide is a community driven effort to shine light on the positive stories, places, and people of Wayne County, IN. Come, take a walk on the bright side.

Manufacturing Day gives students chance to discover future careers close to home

Brightside writer Louise Ronald was embedded with Northeastern High School students for 2019’s Manufacturing Day tours at SugarCreek Brandworthy Food Solutions in Cambridge City and Ahaus Tool and Engineering, Inc. in Richmond. Eric Partin’s first glimpse of Ahaus Tool & Engineering was on a Manufacturing Day tour when he was ­­­­taking a machine tool class […]

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Serving Richmond and Wayne County from the Sky

Transportation has been key to the development of Wayne County, Indiana. The National Road – the first federal highway to the West – cut through the county, bringing travelers, settlers, and entrepreneurs providing services for them. Railroads made (and continue to make) it possible for local manufacturers to ship goods throughout the country. Thanks to […]

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Parallax Systems connects Richmond area with region, nation, and world

Nearly 20 years ago, Richmond, Indiana, embarked on a venture unusual for a town of its size. Richmond Power & Light, a city-owned utility, had an electric grid serving roughly 40,000 citizens in their homes and work places. From the early 1980s, RP&L had been installing fiber optic cable to connect its substations. So forward-thinking […]

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