INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Berry Plastics Expanding in Evansville

2013-01-15T12:23:00Z 2013-01-15T15:35:03Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Berry Plastics Expanding in EvansvilleGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
January 15, 2013 12:23 pm  • 

Berry Plastics Group Inc. has announced plans to expand operations in Vanderburgh County and create up to 115 jobs by the end of the year. The company says it will invest approximately $33 million to equip an Evansville facility to manufacture a new food packaging product. Chief Executive Officer Jon Rich hopes the innovation is the "first in a family" of such products leading to further growth. He says an improvement to rail infrastructure made the expansion possible.

 

SIA to Produce New Model, Increase Capacity

Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is about to increase production. Officials at the auto plant confirm to Inside INdiana Business a new Subaru model will be built at the Lafayette facility beginning in 2016. A formal announcement is expected in the second quarter of this year.

 

Indy Mayor: Automakers 'Understand' His Mission

The mayor of Indianapolis is in Detroit today pitching his plan to wean the city's vehicle fleet off oil. Greg Ballard is meeting with several automakers at the North American International Auto Show. He tells Inside INdiana Business there is plenty of interest in the initiative announced last month. Read More Ballard hopes other cities come on board to boost demand for plug-in hybrid vehicles.

 

Hoosier Stadiums Rank High on Worldwide List

A national publication has named several Indiana stadiums to its annual "Top 101" list. Stadium Journey magazine ranks venues in Indianapolis, South Bend, Fort Wayne and West Lafayette among the best in the world.

 

St. Elmo Aims to Boost Indy Parks and Rec

A legendary Indiana restaurant will return to the national spotlight this week. An episode of the television show "Parks and Recreation" featuring St. Elmo Steak House in Indianapolis is set to air Thursday. The restaurant is organizing a pre-show dinner with proceeds supporting the Indianapolis Parks and Recreation department.

 

Purdue Helps Lead Green Electronics Effort

Purdue and Tuskegee universities are heading up an international effort to make electronics more environmentally friendly. A $3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation is funding the initiative, aimed at reducing electronic waste and training a workforce of specialists to lead the transition.

 

Chambers to Host Education Forum

The Indiana and U.S. chambers of commerce will host an education forum Thursday in Indianapolis. The event aims to spotlight reform efforts and the role the business community plays in education.

 

WellPoint Names New Marketing Chief

WellPoint Inc. has hired the former chief marketing officer of recently-acquired Amerigroup Corp. to lead its marketing efforts. Patrick Blair will serve as senior vice president and CMO for the Indianapolis-based company.

 

Public Hearing Set in Fort Wayne Water Utility Case

The Fort Wayne City Council has set a public hearing on Mayor Tom Henry's request to condemn Aqua Indiana's water service in the city. Next week's meeting will include presentations from representatives of Fort Wayne City Utilities and Aqua Indiana.

 

First Internet Bank Names CFO

Indianapolis-based First Internet Bank of Indiana has named Kay Whitaker senior vice president and chief financial officer. She previously served as chief financial officer at the Central Indiana Community Foundation. Whitaker has also worked as CFO and treasurer at Citizens Energy.

 

IndyGo Reports Rise in Ridership

The Indianapolis public transportation system says it handled more than 10.2 million bus riders in 2012, an increase of nearly 8 percent over the previous year. IndyGo says the increase was due in part to a spike in ridership during the week of the Super Bowl.

 

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