Whiting Refinery (photo: Heather Phillips)
BP’s Whiting Refinery in Hammond is the second largest refinery in the BP refining system and the fifth largest refinery in the United States. BP is investing $3 billion into the Whiting Facility to modernize and expand the refinery’s processing capacity to 260,000 barrels of Canadian oil sands oil daily.
The project is also generating thousands of new, temporary contractor jobs in Indiana. Hundreds of contractor jobs will be needed for routine maintenance work following modernization of the facilities.
Canadian specialty food manufacturer Skjodt-Barett Foods has chosen Lebanon, Indiana, as the location for its first U.S. operation. The company has purchased a 215,000 square foot property and will invest $19.75 million, creating 300 new and permanent jobs by 2013. Skjodt-Barett Foods based in Mississauga, Ontario is a manufacturer of custom fruit fillings, icings, glazes, sauces, marinades, baby food and spouted pouches of fruit snacks for retail food producers.
Headquartered in Aurora, Ontario, Magna International Inc., is the most diversified automotive supplier in the world with 111,000 employees worldwide and global sales of $29 billion. Magna designs, develops, and manufactures automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components; and engineers and assembles complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of cars and light trucks. In Indiana, Magna operates three facilities, and employs 400 people in the state. These sites produce stampings and drive-train components for Chrysler, General Motors, Honda and BMW. Magna announced an expansion of its operations in Delaware County worth more than $14 million, creating 50 new jobs.
Consulate General of Canada
600 Renaissance Center, Suite 1100 • Detroit, MI 48243-1798
Phone: (313) 567-2340 • Fax: (313) 567-2164
Consulate General of Canada
180 N. Stetson Avenue, Suite 2400 • Chicago, IL 60601-6714
Phone: (312) 616-1860 • Fax: (312) 616-1878
(Chicago is responsible for northwest Indiana)
Unless otherwise mentioned, all figures are based on 2011 data in U.S. dollars (US$1.00=C$0.9891). Statistics Canada: tourism, based on combined same-day and overnight travel (5/2012 release); goods & services trade (2/2012 release). World Institute for Strategic Economic Research (WISER): Canada’s export ranking (2/2012 release). U.S. Census Bureau: trade (2/2012 release). Services trade data not available at a sub-national level. Figures may not add up due to rounding. Produced by the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.
Indiana sells more goods to Canada than to the state’s next seven largest foreign markets combined
* Job numbers from trade (2010 data) and Canadian-owned businesses (2009 data) are from a 2012 study commissioned by the Government of Canada