INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Distribution center to open in Jasper County

2013-04-08T12:28:00Z 2013-04-08T14:47:03Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Distribution center to open in Jasper CountyGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
April 08, 2013 12:28 pm  • 

A national automotive parts company is planning to open a new distribution center Tuesday in Remington. Indiana Economic Development Corp. President Eric Doden is slated to be on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Advance Auto Parts facility.

 

University lands 'transformational gift'

The University of Evansville plans to use the largest single gift in its nearly 160-year history to support faculty and projects in the school's vision statement. William Ridgway has left $39 million to the university to boost his overall contributions to the institution to more than $52 million. Ridgway died last month at the age of 92. Read More University of Evansville President Tom Kazee tells Inside INdiana Business the school wants to build on the donation.

 

Lawmakers Seek Assurances on IMS Bill

A bill that would create a tax district to fund upgrades at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway continues to make its way through the legislature. Some lawmakers want to add guarantees that would protect state funds if the facility would be sold. In this week's INside the Statehouse segment, Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar says he's "cautiously optimistic" the legislation will pass.

 

Ratings Show Improving Airline Performance

An annual report indicates airlines are performing better as the cost to fly increases. Purdue University and Wichita State University have released the 23rd annual national Airline Quality Rating. The top overall performing airline was not ranked last year.

 

Ball State, Community to Launch Nursing Academy

A new partnership is looking to boost the number of registered nurses in the state. The Nursing Academy, set to get underway this fall, is a collaboration between Ball State University and Community Health Network.

 

Indy Company Celebrates Major Milestone

Indianapolis-based Clark Appliance is celebrating 100 years in business. Revere Jacobs established the company in 1913. His grandchildren currently run the independent appliance distributor.

 

State Begins Workplace Driving Safety Initiative

The Indiana Department of Labor has launched a program designed to keep drivers and transportation workers safer on the roads. The department says transportation-related incidents were the leading cause of workplace fatalities in the state in 2011.

 

Indy Tops 'Complete Streets' List

The National Complete Streets Coalition has listed Indianapolis at the top of a list for the best policies of 2012. Coalition Deputy Director Stefanie Seskin says the city can serve as an example to other communities of what a streets access policy should look like. The Indianapolis ordinance was passed last August and applies to all construction and reconstruction.

 

IU Kelley to Hosts Analytics Forum, Competition

Indiana University's Kelley School of Business will host a forum on business analytics this week. The event will include a faculty panel and graduate student competition.

 

IUPUI Researcher Secures NSF Funding

A researcher at the School of Science at IUPUI has earned a five-year, $500,000 award from the National Science Foundation. Murat Dundar is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science.

 

Solar Power Researcher to Deliver Commencement Address

Manchester University has announced an award-winning solar physicist and alumna will deliver this year's commencement address. Sarah Kurtz is recognized throughout the world for solar cell research to power homes, businesses, satellites and Mars rovers.

 

Fort Wayne Utilities Touts Savings

Fort Wayne City Utilities says last year's refinancing of approximately $29 million in bonds has resulted in about $3 million in savings. The city says the savings will help reduce future rate increases as it works to meet federal mandates to upgrade its sewer system.

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