Inside INdiana Business: Potential deal could benefit multiple Ind. cities

2011-07-22T00:00:00Z 2011-07-22T10:35:05Z Inside INdiana Business: Potential deal could benefit multiple Ind. citiesBy Gerry Dick nwitimes.com
July 22, 2011 12:00 am  • 

Connersville Mayor Leonard Urban said the Chinese tire recycling company he met with yesterday could bring new plants and jobs to several Indiana cities. Urban said Goodtime Technology Development Corp. is considering Connersville, Kokomo, Muncie and Indianapolis for an initial facility that would bring 800 jobs during five years.

 

UAW waits for word about upgrading Fort Wayne plant

As General Motors Co. continues a $2 billion spending spree to upgrade plants, a United Auto Workers leader is wondering why the Fort Wayne Assembly plant has been shut out so far. Region 3 Director Mo Davison said the union is "disappointed that GM has not made some kind of investment" in Fort Wayne during this round of upgrades.

 

Indy's Hat World growth taking shape at warehouse

Indianapolis-based Hat World Inc. is making progress on expansion plans announced last year. The company said it has added more warehouse space at its second facility on the city's northwest side and 185 jobs. In June 2010, Hat World unveiled plans to invest $22 million and create 571 jobs by 2015.

 

Company founder, reporter to adorn governor's office

Portraits of Cook Group Inc. Founder Bill Cook and journalist Ernie Pyle have been added to the Hoosier Heritage Gallery in the governor's office. Both paintings are on loan and replace other portraits in the collection.

 

Companies urged to use common sense during heat

The Indiana Department of Labor wants businesses to know their responsibilities when having employees work outside in extreme heat and humidity. Officials said it's important to use common sense to prevent heat-related illnesses.

 

Software aims to boost profits at Indiana farms

Two Purdue Research Park-based firms said they have developed software that helps farmers calculate costs and profitability. DelMar Information Technologies LLC and Advanced Ag Solutions LLC said their Profit Shot software also allows farmers to determine the price they need to sell crops and make a profit.

 

Statewide collaboration partnering with Big 10

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute is leading a new technology collaboration with Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago. All universities within the Committee for Institutional Cooperation now can access translational research resources through the Indiana CTSI HUB online portal.

 

Ivy Tech receives boost to help military students

Ivy Tech Community College has landed a more than $550,000 grant from the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University. Ivy Tech's Richmond campus, in collaboration with Indiana University East, received the largest portion.

 

Indiana Tech picks new VP for academic affairs

Indiana Tech has appointed Douglas Perry vice president for academic affairs. Perry was previously at Northern Kentucky University where he was the founding dean of the College of Informatics.

 

IU Biostatics Department names its first chairman

The Indiana University Department of Biostatistics has appointed its first chairman. Barry Katz currently teaches at the IU School of Medicine and the IU School of Dentistry.

 

ITT profit, enrollment drop for the second quarter

Carmel-based ITT Educational Services Inc. is reporting a decrease in enrollment and profit for the second quarter of 2011. ITT said enrollment dropped nearly 20 percent, and net income decreased nearly 18 percent.

 

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