The Town of Waterloo



 
Population 2,243 (Source: 2014 Census)

AMENITIES:  The Francis Thomson Memorial Park offers a pavilion and a historic train depot for year-round use and a large playground area.   A bicycle-pedestrian trail, two baseball diamonds,  as well as the Waterloo Grant Township Public Library and  many clubs and organizations are committed to a positive community spirit. Waterloo offers the advantages of a small town atmosphere, but is close to major shopping facilities and other conveniences.
 
The Waterloo Public Library $1.6 million dollar expansion began in 2014. The project was completed in September 2015.
 
EDUCATION:   Students attend the Waterloo Elementary School, DeKalb Middle School and DeKalb High School.
 
EMERGENCY SERVICES:  Police and fire departments are located downtown.
 
GOVERNMENT:    The town hall is located conveniently next to the library.   A town manager helps oversee activities in town and implement projects, including economic development.  Meetings are scheduled for the town council on the second Tuesday of every month at the library.
 
HISTORIC: The Town of Waterloo was established in 1856, during the construction of what is now known as Norfolk Southern Railway Company in Grant and Smithfield Townships, DeKalb County, Indiana.   
 
The town is served by Capital Limited and Lake Shore Limited Amtrak trains daily at the historic Waterloo Depot Train Station.  In October, 2010 the Town of Waterloo received a $1.82 million TIGER II grant from the US Department of Transportation for the Waterloo Train Station Improvements Project.  Amtrak committed $4.9 million to build a new passenger train station.  Waterloo has the third highest ridership in Indiana, next to the much larger cities of  Indianapolis and Lafayette.
 
INDUSTRY:
  • Advanced Tool & Repair 
  • Bunge NA, Inc. 
  • Charleston Metal Products, Inc.
  • Covington Box & Packaging, Inc.
  • Elsie Manufacturing 
  • Foods Alive 
  • Indiana U Bolts 
  • RP Wakefield
  • MetalX Recycling
  • MCM Industrial Services, LLC  
  • Nucor Building Systems
  • Star Technology
  • Techo-Bloc Corp.
  • The Stablers, Inc.
  • Tiremaxx, Inc. 
  • UPS distribution center
  • Waterloo Recycling Service 
  The Waterloo Industrial Park is situated on the west side of Waterloo, immediately southeast of  the intersection of Interstate 69 and US 6.  Norfolk Southern rail runs along the south side of the park. 
 
UTILITIES:  Waterloo owns and operates its municipal sewer and water utilities.  Northern Indiana Public Service Company is the electric and gas provider.

 

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