News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Editor's Note

June 12, 2008

Tribune-Star editorial: And another thing...

Blue-rays of hope

And now for something completely different … good news!!

That’s right, amid the misery of local flooding aftermath, an announcement from Tokyo early Thursday allows us to take a brief break and ponder better days ahead for our community and its economy.

Sony Corp. will be following up on its apparent victory in the video disc formatting war by expanding its DADC plant on Terre Haute’s east side. The company says it plans to create 85 new jobs, mostly good-paying engineering and related positions, while investing $113 million to expand its nearly 1 million-square-foot Blu-ray manufacturing disc facility.

With 1,180 currently employed in Terre Haute, Sony DADC has been a key part of west-central Indiana’s economic base for more than two decades. It represents a successful partnership investment by the company with state and local governments that has stood the test of time.

With the jobs losses Vigo and surrounding counties have suffered in recent months, it’s encouraging to see an opportunity to catch up a little. Sony DADC is a strong corporate citizen and employer and it deserves the kind of attention state economic development and commerce officials are giving it to ensure a vibrant and competitive future.

How sweet it is!

A source of badly needed good cheer in Terre Haute was not only provided by Sony DADC’s expansion news on Thursday. Spirits were high, and the sweet food was superb, at the 20th annual Strawberry Festival sponsored by First Congregational Church.

The crowds of people partaking of various strawberry-inspired libations were large and steady throughout the day, which most likely means it was another successful festival for the downtown church.

Bouquets go out today to church officials and members who worked so hard to put on the festival again this year, and to all the volunteers who pitch in yearly to ensure that the small church congregation can handle demands of the ever-popular event.

Their efforts are appreciated.

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