Bremen News

Bremen Castings One of the Fastest Growing Companies in the US

Bremen Castings Named by Inc. Magazine as one of Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S.

Bremen, IN - With 67% growth over the last three years, Bremen Castings was named as one of Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S.  The company was ranked 4,017 up from it’s 2012 ranking of 4570.  The ranking puts the company at number 59 out of the 69 Indiana companies making this year’s list.   

The Inc. 5000 list ranks companies based upon revenue growth from 2009 to 2012.  In 2009, Bremen Castings had $30.9 million in revenue and by 2012 revenue had increased to $51.5 million.  Over the same period, the company had added 75 employees which brought their employment numbers to 256 by the end of 2012.  

Breman Castings operates a foundry and CNC machine shop that fabricates recycled metal products. Its products include items for the agricultural market, lawn and garden industry, and the heavy truck manufacturing market. It uses a large percentage of recycled scrap metal that is molded and machined in-house. 

Bremen Police Department Memorial Service

The Bremen Police Department would like to invite the community to a Memorial Service on Tuesday May 14, 2013 2:00 p.m. at the Bremen Police Department in cooperation with National Police Officer Memorial Week.  Light refreshments will be provided.

National Police Officer Memorial Week is May 12th through May 18th.  It was created to honor fallen law enforcement officers through out the United States.  Last year approximately 120 federal, state and local law enforcement officers gave the supreme sacrifice and were killed in the line of duty, two officers were from Indiana.  On average 140-160 law enforcement officers are killed in the line of duty every year.  The number of police officers killed on the job skyrocketed 40% in 2010 and 24% in 2011.  The fatality rate for police officers per 100,000 is 18.  To date this year there have been 39 police officers killed in the line of duty.

Please join us on May 14th for our Memorial Service and take a moment this week to remember all police officers and pay honor to the law enforcement officers who were killed or injured in the line of duty while serving their communities.

Matt Hassel

Chief of Police, Bremen IN. 

Bourbon Children’s Resale

The Bourbon Lions Club will be sponsoring a non-profit, community-wide consignment sale of gently used maternity, infant and children’s clothing and items as well as teen clothing at the Old Triton Elementary Gym located on the corner of Shaffer and Harris just off 331 and US 30 on Saturday, June 15th from 8am-1pm. Door prizes begin at 7am.

The Center - Thrift Shop

Thrift Shop Grand Opening!

April 24th 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Shop with a mission - Our mission is to provide quality, affordable clothing to our community.  All proceeds go to support Mission Projects of First United Church of Christ and other needs of the community.

Donations will be gratefully accepted during store hours only.  We will accept clean, quality clothing of all sizes.

  First United Church of Christ - 3rd Floor
  323 S. Center Street Bremen, IN  46506                                                

Hours:  Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Please enter using the Sherman Street entrance on the south side.

Bremen Public Schools will be hosting a presentation on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 27, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. in the Lion’s Den

Indiana Public Schools and The PPACA Employer Penalties Information Session !!!!!!


Bremen Public Schools will be hosting the following session on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. in the Lion’s Den at the high school.


Presentation by W. James Hamilton from Bose McKinney & Evans LLP on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – The Sledgehammer, The Mallet and The 29 Hours-a-Week Dance. This is the same or similar presentation that Jim did at the Education Law Seminar:  The Only Constant is Change in Indianapolis at the Marriott East on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.


This session is designed for School Board Members, Superintendents, School Administrators, Athletic Directors, and the Teacher Association in your school district.  They need to hear this message!!


The deadlines for requirements of the Affordable Care Act are fast approaching and many school corporations are finding themselves with numerous questions and a realization that as new information surfaces about the requirements they may be affected.  The “Look Back” period has a date of January 1, 2014 so a school corporation needs to be compliant by July 1, 2013.  So bring your group and learn what the IRS has done to school corporations and the potential penalties.


Aspects that will be presented are as follows:


                                -PPACA:  Countdown to 2014

                                -Employer Penalties:  The Large Employer Test

                                -The Bomb That Changed Everything

                                -The Sledgehammer

                                -Eligibility for Exchange Subsidy

                                -IRS Safe Harbor for New Employees

                                -Miscellaneous Penalty Issues

                                -Individual Mandate

                                -Insurance Exchanges

                                -The Rise of Self-Funding


This is an opportunity to get the word and information out to those who will be impacted in one form or another.  They will hear the same information, questions, and responses.


If you are interested, please contact Russ Mikel at Bremen Public Schools at 574-546-3929 to make your reservations (corporations and total number attending).  Once your invoice is paid, then information materials will be emailed to you.  Each corporation will be responsible to make their own copies of the materials.  So please contact Russ Mikel and get your reservations in, each corporation will be allowed 12-15 people for the session so seats may be limited.



As usually there is a cost to cover Jim’s expenses.  Your corporation cost would be $400 for your group.  Please see attached invoice. ( Payable to Bremen Public Schools.)  If you have any questions, please contact Russ Mikel at 574-546-3929.






 Bremen Public Schools

512 West Grant St.

Bremen, IN  46506

Office: 1-574-546-3929

FAX:  1-574-546-6303





Invoice No:____________________


Date: 3-11-13


Due Date: 3-25-13


Corporation Name:_____________________________________________


Contact Person and Email:________________________________________


Number of People Attending:_____________________________________




            Presentation Fee:  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act –

                                          Presented by Jim Hamilton from Bose, McKinney

                                          & Evans                                                                             $400.00


            Limit up to 15 people per corporation


                                                                                                            Total                $400.00


Make payment to Bremen Public Schools- Due

3-25-13, any questions please contact Russ Mikel at 574-546-3929



Mark Your Calendars! Important events coming up…


The entire community is invited to the showing of “Rudy” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 16th in the Bowen Auditorium at Bremen High School.  No charge for the movie, but donations will be accepted and will go directly to Riley Hospital.


Kiwanis Club Spagehetti Supper (for Boys and Girls Club) and Swartzlander Basketball Benefit Game (for the Brock Meister Family).

Plan to attend these two functions on Wednesday March 20th that will provide good food and entertainment for a worthy cause.

Dinner is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the game starting at 7 p.m.



The VFW will not be holding the Fishing Derby, but will host a breakfast on

Saturday, March 2nd, 7:30-11:30 a.m. at the VFW. 

Proceeds will help sponsor

the Bremen Boys & Girls Club. Cost for the breakfast is only $7 and a Breakfast

and Raffle Ticket is $10. There will be door prizes! Please come help support

the Bremen Boys & Girls Club!

Welcome in The Braided Palms to the Bremen Chamber!

The Braided Palm

108 N. Center St.
Bremen, IN 46506

Phone: 574-546-0565
Go to website:

Contact Us:
Ann Rogers,
Tina Keyser,
Business Description
Tina and Ann have been licensed cosmetologists since 1990 and provide most hair services along with waxing. They offer services such as perms, color, and foil and specialty services such as prom do’s and wedding styles. We have 3 tanning beds and are accepting appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays for spray tan with Angel, our technician. Come on in and check us out!