INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Indiana brewers back on national stage

2012-10-10T12:37:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Indiana brewers back on national stageGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
October 10, 2012 12:37 pm  • 

Craft brewers from throughout the state are again hoping to shine in the national spotlight. Many are taking part in this week's Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Indianapolis-based Sun King Brewing Co. Co-owner Clay Robinson says several Colorado locations will be featuring Sun King in conjunction with the festival, marking the first time the beer is available outside Indiana. Read More Robinson says this year's event coincides with growth in the Hoosier craft beer industry.

 

Partnership Aims to Build 'Work Force For Tomorrow'

The president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. believes a new work-study partnership with Vincennes University is just one program that is vital for the future of the state's work force. Norm Bafunno is calling for a "paradigm shift" to better prepare workers for jobs in the advanced manufacturing sector. Read More He would like to see manufacturing "be on the radar screen" of high school students as they plan careers.

 

Supplement Company Adding Jobs

The company that produces 5-hour ENERGY is expanding in Wabash for a fourth time. Living Essentials plans to add 200 jobs by 2013 as part of a $25.5 million project at the Wabash Business Complex. It will be the company's third facility in the Wabash County city.

 

Accuride Reduces Work Force

Evansville-based Accuride Corp. is taking steps to deal with a "challenging near-term environment." A slowdown in orders and changes by key customers have prompted the company to reduce its work force by 14 percent and accelerate the timeline to close an Elkhart facility.

 

Tennessee Distiller Producing Whiskey in Indiana

A Tennessee-based whiskey maker says prohibition-era laws in that state have pushed the company's production to Lawrenceburg. Chattanooga Whiskey Co. says "a number of legal technicalities" are preventing the distillers from making the spirit in the Chattanooga city limits.

 

Purdue to Expand College of Engineering

The Purdue University College of Engineering is planning to add more than 100 faculty members during the next five years. The school says it is part of a plan to increase enrollment, boost the university's profile and enhance the value of a Purdue engineering degree. Read More Purdue College of Engineering Dean Leah Jamieson talks to our partners at WBAA about the importance of a degree.

 

Huntington University Considering Arizona Campus

An Arizona city is talking with a second Indiana college about a potential branch campus. Huntington University says it is negotiating with officials in Peoria, near Phoenix. Huntington administrators were notified about the opportunity by officials at Trine University, which is also exploring the possibility of an Arizona campus.

 

Conexus Initiative Receives Big Boost

The UPS Foundation continues to support a high school manufacturing and logistics curriculum created by Conexus Indiana. The foundation has delivered the second $25,000 installment of a $50,000 commitment to the 'Hire Technology' initiative.

 

Wishard Breaks Ground on $25 Million Center

A project to build a new primary care facility in Indianapolis is underway. Wishard/Eskenazi Health officials have broken ground on a $25 million center, which should open next year.

 

Indy Tech Group Names 'Leading Light' Winners

An Indianapolis-based organization is honoring the achievement of several women in science, education and technology. Women and Hi Tech's 2012 Leading Light Awards have been presented to professionals in advanced manufacturing, consulting and entertainment.

 

Notre Dame Names Executive MBA Leader

The University of Notre Dame has announced a new director of Degree Programs for Executive Education. Suzanne Thoren Waller previously served as an associate director at Northwestern University and will head up Notre Dame's executive MBA programs in South Bend and Chicago.

 

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