INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Manufacturer details major expansion

2014-04-30T12:23:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Manufacturer details major expansionGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
April 30, 2014 12:23 pm  • 

Jasper Engines & Transmissions has announced plans to add up to 235 jobs by 2017. The company says it will invest nearly $7 million to purchase, renovate and equip a facility near its DuBois County headquarters. The plant, which will house Jasper's transmission division, is expected to be operational this fall. The move continues a pattern of growth for the company. Jasper Engines & Transmissions employs nearly 1,500 in Indiana.

Sonic Planning Dozens of Indy-Area Drive-Ins

Oklahoma-based Sonic Corp. has identified Indianapolis as a key market in a major nationwide expansion. The drive-in restaurant chain is planning to open 75 locations in central Indiana over the next decade.

Initiative Targets Advanced Manufacturing Work Force

A public-private partnership designed to bring more advanced manufacturing jobs to the Wabash Valley has been launched. The Classroom to Careers Initiative involves employers, schools and training centers looking to "expand career pathways" for area students.

EnerDel Strikes 'E-Trikes' Deal

Indianapolis-based EnerDel Inc. has announced a long-term contract with a company in the Philippines. The deal involves supplying battery packs to GerWeiss Motors Corp. to convert hundreds of fossil fuel-powered tricycles into "E-Trikes."

Rev Event to Combine New, Old

Organizers of a fundraising event to benefit Indiana University Health statewide trauma programs expect it to become a yearly tradition. Rev, set for May 9 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will feature IndyCar drivers, live music and food prepared by local and celebrity chefs. In a Studio(i) interview, event co-chair Trevor Yager says he expects more than 1,200 to attend.

Community, Walgreens Expanding Collaboration

A partnership between Indianapolis-based Community Health Network and one of the nation's largest drug store chains is expanding. Seven more Walgreens Healthcare Clinic locations are planned for the collaboration that involves coordination of medical records and care. The partnership was originally featured in September on Inside INdiana Business Television.

Company Announces Mooresville Expansion

Mooresville-based Mt. Olive Manufacturing Inc. wants to pump $450,000 into expanding its operations. Plans call for new office, laboratory and storage space, as well as a small number of additional employees.

Study Examines Air Pollution Levels

An annual study on air quality suggests several Indiana metropolitan areas are among the most polluted in the country. The American Lung Association's State of the Air 2014 ranks U.S. cities and counties based on ozone and particle pollution levels.

Gift to Fund Major Enhancements

Grace College & Seminary in Winona Lake has detailed $350,000 in improvements to its soccer complex. Construction is already underway and is expected to be complete by the beginning of the fall season.

hhgregg Taps RadioShack Exec

Indianapolis-based hhgregg Inc. has named Troy Risch chief operating officer. He most recently served as executive vice president of store operations with RadioShack Corp.

Plainfield to Host Baseball Tournament

Visit Hendricks County expects a little league baseball tournament in July to draw thousands to Plainfield. The organization says the Little League Major Boys State Tournament will involve 14 teams and could draw up to 5,000 fans.

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