INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Brownfield has bright future

2014-04-09T12:21:00Z 2014-04-09T15:54:04Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Brownfield has bright futureGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
April 09, 2014 12:21 pm  • 

The site of the former Reilly Tar & Chemical Corp. plant in Indianapolis has been transformed into a $30 million energy producing operation. Officials have marked the completion of the 43 acre Maywood Solar Farm on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site. The project is a partnership among Vertellus Specialties Inc., Germany-based Hanwha Q CELLS and Indianapolis Power & Light Co. The farm is expected to produce power for the next three decades.

Farmland Goes For Nearly $8 Million

More than 800 acres of farmland in Delaware County have sold for close to $8 million. The Star Press reports Anderson-based Carter Logistics LLC Chief Executive Officer John Paugh won the auction, which took place yesterday in Muncie.

University Names Performing Arts Center

The University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne has announced a $1 million gift from a prominent area foundation. The money will support the Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center. Goldstine was a longtime Fort Wayne realtor and provided financial support for the school since the mid-1970s.

Governor's Chief of Staff Steps Down

The chief of staff for Governor Mike Pence has resigned. Bill Smith is leaving the administration to launch a public affairs and strategic communications firm. Smith has worked with Pence since 2000, including serving as chief of staff when the governor was a member of Congress.

USI Unveils New Look

The University of Southern Indiana has launched what it is calling a "fresh and forward-thinking" brand. The redesign effort extends to the official logos of the school and its athletic programs. USI also released an advertisement in conjunction with the brand unveiling.

Terre Haute Employer Announces Layoffs

A rolled aluminum products company in Terre Haute has announced layoffs. Our partners at WTHI-TV report Novelis is attributing the cuts to declining market share.

City Up For 2014 All-America Honor

One Indiana city is listed as a finalist for the National Civic League's 2014 All-America City Awards. Twenty-five communities are invited to the organization's awards event in June.

UIndy, Ivy Tech Collaborating on Program

The University of Indianapolis and Ivy Tech Community College are partnering on an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The initiative will begin in the fall and the schools say it is the only program of its kind in the state.

Job Fair Set For Greensburg

More than 150 positions are expected to be available during a job fair next week in Greensburg. Organizers say the event is designed to help employers find qualified workers.

Pacers Support STEM Effort

The Pacers Foundation is giving $50,000 to help fund a science, technology, engineering and math program at an Indianapolis school. The grant, which will be presented this afternoon, will help with Thomas D. Gregg Elementary School's Aviation and Aerospace education initiative.

New CEO in Place at Lake City Bank

David Findlay has taken over as president and chief executive officer of Warsaw-based Lake City Bank. He succeeds Michael Kubacki, who will remain with the bank and parent Lakeland Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: LKFN) as executive chairman until April 2016.

Powell to Visit Indianapolis

Colin Powell will be featured at an event tomorrow in Indianapolis. The retired four-star general and former secretary of state is the final participant in IUPUI's Steward Speakers Series.

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