About Us

The Vermillion Rise Mega Park is owned and operated by the Newport Chemical Depot Reuse Authority. The Reuse Authority is a local government entity created under Indiana Code Citation 36-7-30 Chapter 30 – Reuse of Federal Military Bases. See link to code citation for reference http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2018/ic/titles/036/#36-7-30.

The 5-members of the Newport Chemical Depot Reuse Authority are as follows:

Jack Fenoglio, Chairman

Tom Milligan, Vice Chairman

Bob Rendaci, Treasurer

Albert Clark, Member

Arden Kilgore, Member

Staff members of the Newport Chemical Depot Reuse Authority include:

Bob Grewe, AICP, Executive Director

Kelli Hill, Controller

Cindy Wilson, Utility Manager

Chad Harris, Facility Manager

Susie Jones, Administration

Jeff Kelsheimer, Property Maintenance

Bob Mathas, Utilities Technician

Jim Hall, Utilities Technician

Businesses and Tenants

Scott Pet


General Machine and Saw


Newport Pallet


Gypsum Express


Security Transport


J & R Used Tire Service


Economic Development Partners

Indiana Economic Development Corporation     https://www.iedc.in.gov/

Vermillion County Economic Development Council https://www.vermillioncountyedc.com/

Vermilion County Chamber of Commerce           https://www.vermillion-chamber.org/

WATCO               https://www.watcocompanies.com/

Duke Energy     https://www.duke-energy.com/partner-with-us/economic-development/indiana

Accelerate West Central Indiana              http://www.westcentralindianaedc.com/

WorkOne           http://www.workonewest.com/


If you Google 1888 S State Road 63, Hillsdale, IN 47854, that will direct you to the Vermillion County Sheriff’s Department. Our main gate is located across State Road 63 on the west side.  Please contact us in advance to obtain a gate code. You’ll see our sign, can’t miss it. Travel west until you come to a 4-way stop (near water tower) and turn left (south). Follow that road a little over a mile until you come to a “T” and turn right, you’ll see our building. Our offices are on the second floor, west end. Feel free to call my cell, 765-246-2318, if you have any problems.

Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/mXc4etzmU9k

History – See link to history of the US Army Newport Chemical Depot at https://www.dropbox.com/s/oann5b6ryk7epcl/Newport_Tour_Book_2009-02_HISTORY.pdf?dl=0