Starke County Economic Development Foundation, Inc.

Co-Hosts Open House at Outstanding Tradeshow Exhibit Services


North Judson, Indiana – The Starke County Economic Development Foundation (SCEDF) co-hosted an open house with Outstanding Tradeshow Exhibit Services (OTES) in North Judson last week.  Approximately 60 people attended the open house, including OTES Owner and President, Nan Wellman, OTES employees, members of the North Judson Town Council, North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas, elected county officials, several from local Starke County industries, businesses, and non-profit organizations, as well as members of the SCEDF Board of Directors.

OTES is an SBA Certified Woman Owned Business.  Nan Wellman moved the company from Illinois to North Judson in late 2016.  She purchased the Thermo Products building that is currently occupied by OTES, Thermo Products, and Kemin.  OTES has given life to the building with all of the recent improvements that have been made. 

OTES has become a good corporate citizen as shown by Nan’s participation in many town activities and meetings.  The new banners on the street poles in downtown North Judson were made by OTES at a discount to the Town, and the car signs “In God We Trust” that were placed on the local police cars were donated by OTES.

Four employees made the move from Illinois to North Judson, and since then approximately 10 employees have been hired locally.  OTES creates and manufactures tradeshow exhibits that are shipped all over the United States, as well as U.S. territories outside of the contiguous United States.  They also print signs, banners, shirts, vehicle decals, and window and door lettering.  You can visit their website at to view many of the exhibits they produce as well as their printed products.