INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Auto supplier moving HQ to Anderson

2013-01-16T12:05:00Z 2013-01-16T16:23:05Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Auto supplier moving HQ to AndersonGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
January 16, 2013 12:05 pm  • 

A vehicle engine management and climate control systems company is planning to move its headquarters from Fishers to Anderson's Flagship Enterprise Center. Keihin North America intends to employ up to 175 at the facility by the middle of the year. Flagship Chief Executive Officer Chuck Staley says recent deals with Keihin and Greenville Technology Inc. show Anderson can "compete in a global forum and win." Staley says Keihin's move to Anderson will provide opportunities for area students to live and work in the city.

 

California Company Buys Hoosier Restaurant Group

California-based Flynn Restaurant Group LLC has purchased a Hoosier fast food ownership company. Indianapolis-based Southern Belles Inc., which operates 76 Taco Bell and KFC stores in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois, will now be part of Flynn subsidiary Bell American Group.

 

INDYCAR, Speedway Name New COOs

INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corp. have named new chief operating officers. Doug Boles is now serving as COO of IMS Corp. and Robby Green is in a similar role with INDYCAR.

 

Brewer Seeks Final Approval For Expansion

Final approval is expected this afternoon for a tax abatement request from an Indianapolis craft beer microbrewery. Sun King Brewing Co. is planning to invest $2.1 million in an expansion project, creating 20 jobs by 2016.

 

Major Music Conference Returns to Fort Wayne

More than 3,000 people are expected to attend the Indiana Music Educators Association conference this week in Fort Wayne. Tourism officials in the city say the event is expected to pump nearly $1 million into the area economy.

 

New Rail Terminal, Shipping Line Coming to Indy

Canadian National Railway Co. has reached a deal with the Indiana Rail Road Co. to build an intermodal terminal and expand direct shipping service in Indianapolis. The project is already under construction and is expected to begin receiving containers in June.

 

Life Sciences Event to Focus on Health Care Reform

The Affordable Care Act will be the focus of the next event in the Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series. Next month's session will examine what reform means for states, insurers and health care providers.

 

Westfield to Pitch Complex During Soccer Convention

The city of Westfield is hoping a big soccer convention this week will provide an opportunity to boost attention for its 360-acre Grand Park Sports Campus. The facility is set to open in 2014 and Westfield officials are hoping a reception during the National Soccer Coaches Association of America gathering in Indianapolis will attract future events.

 

Pacers Foundation Announces Grants

The Indiana Pacers Foundation has awarded nearly $125,000 in grants to 14 nonprofits. The organization says the funding focuses on education-related programs and projects.

 

AARP Indiana Picks New President

AARP Indiana has named Curt Sylvester state president. His responsibilities include strategic planning, statewide networking and serving as spokesman for the advocacy group's volunteers.

 

Rose-Hulman Makes Fundraising Appointments

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has made two appointments for fundraising positions. Grace Findley will serve as director of major gifts and Alan Morrison has been hired as special projects gift officer.

 

Sports Indiana Names Executive Director

Sports Indiana has selected Lisa Davis to be its executive director. She is the first staff member hired by the statewide sports tourism organization.

 

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