INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Allison launches Netherlands operation

2014-01-16T12:33:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Allison launches Netherlands operationGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
January 16, 2014 12:33 pm  • 

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. has opened a distribution and training center in a key overseas market. The Indianapolis-based company says the new facility in the Netherlands will help it better serve customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Hoosier Company Planning Facility in India

An Indianapolis-based life sciences company is expanding its global footprint. Harlan Laboratories Inc. is planning to launch a research model breeding facility in India. The company says shipments from the facility should begin this year.

Sports Coaching Company Receives Funding

Indianapolis-based bookacoach has completed a $250,000 round of funding, led by Elevate Ventures as well as investors in Washington D.C. and North Carolina. The company helps connect coaches with families looking for sports instruction.

Small Town Connects to Big Data Pipeline

Ellettsville-based Smithville Communications has wrapped up a high-speed fiber-optics project in another rural town. Gigabit-level connectivity is now available in the Posey County community of Griffin, which has a population of less than 200.

More Details Emerge About Elkhart Shooting

South Bend-based Martin's Super Markets is offering counseling services to workers following last night's deadly shooting at a Elkhart store. The location remains closed. Three people, including the shooter, were killed.

Conexus Adds Board Members

Conexus Indiana has appointed three new members to its board of directors. They include an executive with Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and a senior vice president at Purdue University.

Grant to Fund Art Museum Planning

The Indianapolis Museum of Art has landed a $200,000 grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. The attraction will use the funding to develop a five-year strategic plan based on the "evolving role" of art museums.

Land Trust Receives 50-Acre Donation

South Bend-based Holladay Properties has donated 50 acres near Indianapolis International Airport to the Central Indiana Land Trust. The company says the land, which it values at $4.3 million, will be maintained as a nature preserve.

Spencer County Tourism Touts Success

The Spencer County Visitors Bureau says upgrades to several lodging and tourist destinations contributed to a successful 2013. The improvements include new rides at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, additional hotel capacity and renovations to key attractions.

Notre Dame Names Featured Commencement Speaker

University of Oxford Chancellor Christopher Patten will deliver this year's commencement address at the University of Notre Dame. The event is scheduled for May at Notre Dame Stadium.

Event to Examine 'State of Real Estate'

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard will join executives from Cassidy Turley this evening to review commercial real estate in 2013 and preview 2014. Inside INdiana Business Host Gerry Dick will emcee the annual State of Real Estate event in Indianapolis.

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