INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Lafayette edges out international competition

2013-05-08T23:30:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Lafayette edges out international competitionGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
May 08, 2013 11:30 pm  • 

Japan-based Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. is planning to invest up to $450 million in a massive expansion at its Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. plant in Lafayette. The automaker says it will add 900 jobs by 2016 and build the Subaru Impreza at the Tippecanoe County operation. SIA Executive Vice President Tom Easterday says sites in Mexico and Japan were also considered. He believes there are enough workers to match the manufacturer's continued growth.

Manufacturer Could Bring Jobs to Evansville

Utah-based DSI Underground Systems Inc. is planning to locate a steel fabrication plant in a vacant Vanderburgh County facility and create more than 40 jobs. The company intends to invest about $1.3 million to upgrade and staff the former Tenneco Inc. building.

Pence Signs Budget Bill

Governor Mike Pence has signed the budget bill in Crawfordsville. The event took place at Crawford Industries, which specializes in plastics packaging. The two-year spending plan includes what Pence has described as the largest tax cut in state history.

Indy Cultural Trail to Celebrate Grand Opening

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail will mark its grand opening with three days of events beginning this afternoon. Central Indiana Community Foundation President Brian Payne says amenities like the trail help bolster the city's "progressive" image, which can attract young professionals. He was joined by Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc. Executive Director Karen Haley on a recent edition of Inside INdiana Business Television.

St. Mary's Seeks Second Patent

St. Mary's College has filed for the second patent in the school's 169-year history. Both involve devices developed by chemistry professor Toni Barstis that are designed to determine whether certain drugs are low-quality or counterfeit.

County Asking For Help to Replace Bridge

Madison County officials are looking toward a U.S. Department of Transportation program to potentially pay for a major bridge replacement. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report the county highway department will seek $15 million in funding to replace the Eisenhower Bridge in Anderson.

IU Health Moving to Boost Statewide Trauma Care

Indiana University Health is working toward expanding its network of certified trauma centers throughout the state. The health services provider says three hospitals are currently attempting to earn Level III status from the American College of Surgeons.

Hoosier Students Earn Presidential Award

Two central Indiana students have been selected for a top national education honor. They were chosen from a pool of more than 3,300 candidates to be 2013 Presidential Scholars and will be honored for their achievements next month at the White House.

Online Company Enters New Market

Indianapolis-based MaxTradeIn says its service is now available to customers and dealerships in Louisville. The online auto marketplace expanded into Cincinnati in February.

Ball Brothers Foundation Honors Teacher

The Muncie-based Ball Brothers Foundation has presented its inaugural Excellence in Teaching Award. Holly Stachler, who teaches first grade at Pleasant View Elementary School in Yorktown, has earned the honor and a $15,000 grant for the school.

Franklin College Details Commencement Ceremony

Franklin College is set to hold its commencement ceremony this month and will feature a notable graduate as keynote speaker. Steven Cohen currently serves as executive director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He will also receive an honorary degree from his alma mater.

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