INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Cummins planning expansion

2013-07-01T12:28:00Z 2013-07-01T17:52:11Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Cummins planning expansionGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
July 01, 2013 12:28 pm  • 

Columbus-based Cummins Inc. is seeking tax abatement from the city to build a proposed $15 million facility, add workers and upgrade a building. The company says the moves would also help retain hundreds of jobs.

 

Community Health Unveils New Internal Structure

Community Health Network in Indianapolis says a new internal structure will allow the system to be more efficient "without an enterprise-wide reduction in work force." The changes include uniting some of the network's functions under common leadership.

 

USDA Progress Report: Indiana Crops in Good Shape

A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says corn and soybean crop conditions in Indiana rate among the best in the country. Purdue University Agricultural Economist Chris Hurt says the numbers indicate prices for the crops should "at least cover" expenses for many producers.

 

Rose-Hulman Students in World Computing Finals

Three Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students are in Russia competing for what's been dubbed "The World's Smartest Trophy." The group is among 17 U.S. teams taking part in the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals.

 

IPS Names New Superintendent

One of the largest school districts in the state has a new leader. Lewis Ferebee has been named superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools. He is currently chief of staff for Durham Public Schools in North Carolina. Our partners at WTHR-TV report IPS Board President Diane Arnold believes Ferebee's skills are "a great fit for the issues" facing the school system.

 

Trine Partnering With Elevate Ventures

Elevate Ventures has relocated its northeast Indiana office to the campus of Trine University. The school says the move gives the venture capital firm access to business and engineering resources for its consultation and seed capital services.

 

Shock Wave-Processing Center Lands Funding

A University of Notre Dame research center has secured funding from the National Nuclear Security Administration. The Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials says the $1.6 million per year for five years will help with predicting conditions that could lead to the creation of new materials.

 

Purdue Names Interim Faculty Affairs Provost

Purdue University has named political science professor Laurel Weldon interim vice provost for faculty affairs. She replaces Beverly Sypher, who is leaving to become chief academic officer at the University of Cincinnati.

 

UIndy Center Announces Training Grants

The University of Indianapolis' Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning is detailing more than $450,000 in grants. The organization says the funding is designed to support efforts that align education programs with employer needs.

 

Charitable Planning Organization Taps New CEO

Indianapolis-based Renaissance LLC has named Edward Thompson president and chief executive officer. He succeeds Elizabeth Packer Bassett, who will serve as chairman of the board.

 

Red Skelton Museum Set For Grand Opening

A grand opening will take place this month for a museum honoring a Hoosier comedy icon. The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy will showcase memorabilia valued at more than $4.5 million, including more than 200 original paintings.

 

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