INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Cummins plans to add 500 Jobs

2013-08-20T12:15:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Cummins plans to add 500 JobsGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
August 20, 2013 12:15 pm  • 

The partnership between Columbus-based Cummins Inc. and Nissan Motor Co. is expected to create 500 jobs. The companies have confirmed the agreement for the Bartholomew County engine manufacturer to supply a turbo diesel engine for the next generation Titan pickup truck. Cummins says it already employs 300 in its V8 turbo diesel engine program and that should grow to approximately 800 over the next several years.

 

Hoosier companies among fastest growing

Nearly 70 Indiana employers appear on a list of the fastest-growing companies in the country. This year's Inc. 5000 class includes seven Hoosier businesses within the top 500. Indianapolis-based BidPal Inc. ranked No. 1 in Indiana and 75th overall. The list also includes Crown Point-based EDW and Michigan City-based Peepers Reading Glasses/PeeperSpecs.com

 

Event Calls on City-Builders to 'Act Boldly'

An event this week in Indianapolis aims to connect creative thinkers with unique ideas about city-building. The We Are City SUMMIT will focus on how "underground" quality of life efforts including urban farming and arts and culture programs can complement traditional development ideas. In a Studio(i) interview, Butler University Center for Urban Ecology Director Tim Carter discusses how Thursday's event can help more people become involved in the city-building process.

 

Food Manufacturer Adding Jobs

A subsidiary of Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc. is planning a $5.3 million expansion in Jay County. Tyson Mexican Original Inc., a chain restaurant supplier, is looking to add more than a dozen workers at its Portland operation by 2016.

 

Fort Wayne-Phoenix Service to Resume

Nevada-based Allegiant Travel Co. is planning to restart seasonal direct service from Fort Wayne International Airport to the Phoenix area in October. The carrier ended a similar service in 2008.

 

Partnership to Offer Matching Funds For Internships

An effort is being launched to increase the number of internships throughout the state. Indiana INTERNnet and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education are partnering on a program making for-profit employers eligible to apply for matching funds to help fund internship positions.

 

Blaze Ravages Fort Wayne Businesses

Investigators are trying to piece together what sparked a massive fire that engulfed a Fort Wayne industrial facility. Our partners at WPTA 21Alive report the River City Complex blaze took around nine hours to extinguish and could affect approximately one dozen businesses.

 

Senior Care Expansion Planned For Goshen

A groundbreaking will take place this week for a more than $16 million senior health care expansion in Goshen. Greencroft Communities says a new 64-bed facility will be based on a "neighborhood model," instead of the older "hospital-like" approach of many skilled nursing care operations.

 

Hospice Center to Open in Mishawaka

Officials are set to cut the ribbon today on a more than $7 million palliative care facility in Mishawaka. Center for Hospice Care Inc.'s new campus includes office space for more than 60 employees and age-specific treatment facilities.

 

OneAmerica Names New President

Indianapolis-based OneAmerica Financial Partners Inc. has a new president. Scott Davison has been promoted to the post after serving as executive vice president since 2011.

 

Plastics Company Signs International Contract

A Seymour-based bioplastics company has announced a deal with an Italian manufacturer. Cereplast Inc.'s agreement with MammaCangura involves supplying materials for child bicycle carriers.

 

Pence Aide Moving to Private Sector

Governor Mike Pence has confirmed a key aide is leaving his administration. Heather Neal has resigned as legislative director and accepted a position with Limestone Strategies. Pence says Neal has served five statewide elected officials in various leadership roles.

 

FFA Foundation Chooses President

The Indianapolis-based National FFA Foundation has named Molly Ball president. She most recently served as vice president for development and college relations at Monmouth College in Illinois. She is also the former head of the Michigan FFA Foundation.

 

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