INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: AT&T announces upgrades in Michigan City, LaPorte

2014-01-29T12:21:00Z 2014-01-29T16:15:20Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: AT&T announces upgrades in Michigan City, LaPorteGerry Dick Inside Indiana Busines
January 29, 2014 12:21 pm  • 

AT&T Inc. has expanded its 4G LTE footprint in the state. The company says it has turned on the high-speed wireless technology in Michigan City and La Porte. 

State, Feds Address Propane Shortage

Governor Mike Pence and Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann are planning to detail how the state continues to deal with a propane shortage. Their news conference, set for this afternoon, follows a letter from Indiana's Congressional delegation to the head of the U.S. Department of Transportation. It calls for an emergency extension to exempt drivers who deliver propane from hours of service limitations.

Indy Delegation Traveling to Super Bowl

A Hoosier delegation heading to Super Bowl-related events this weekend will focus primarily on fan experience. Indiana Sports Corp Senior Vice President for Strategy and Operations Susan Baughman says that includes observing how fans travel throughout New York and New Jersey and deciding which events should be open to the public.

EnerDel Helping to Power The Olympics

Indianapolis-based EnderDel Inc. is providing back-up power for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. The energy storage system company says it was selected in 2010 to provide the technology that supports the power substations in the Russian city.

Skills Gap Bill Moves to Senate

A bill designed to better connect students and employers in high-demand fields has been approved by the Indiana House. The legislation would provide incentives to businesses and schools for training, internship and certification initiatives. The bill now heads to the Senate.

IU Begins Chewing Gum Study

Researchers at the Indiana University Oral Health Research Institute have started a $1.2 million study on the use of pharmaceutical-grade antiplaque gum. The institute, based at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, is conducting the study for the U.S. Army's Office of the Surgeon General.

Fire Tears Through Sawmill

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a massive fire this morning at an Allen County sawmill. Our partners at 21Alive WPTA in Fort Wayne report officials say the fire at the Cedar Creek Sawmill in the town of Grabill escalated quickly and spread to nearby propane tanks.

South Bend Manufacturer Completes Move

Officials from the city of South Bend and Curtis Products Inc. are set to cut the ribbon tomorrow on a major relocation. The tube fabrication company completed the purchase of the former Bosch Corp. factory this month and employs nearly 400 in the St. Joseph County city.

Indy to Host Race Relations Event

A national event focusing on race relations on college campuses is heading to Indianapolis. The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education in May will feature a keynote presentation from journalist Soledad O'Brien.

IPFW Selects Vice Chancellor

Indiana University-Purdue University has named David Weese vice chancellor for financial and administrative affairs. He currently holds a similar role at Louisiana State University, Alexandria.

Dow AgroSciences Posts Profit, Sales, Revenue Gains

Indianapolis-based Dow AgroSciences is reporting record profit for the fourth quarter. The agricultural sciences unit of The Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) also says double-digit sales growth in Latin America and North America helped boost sales and revenue to record levels for the quarter. 

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