INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Production finally set for Tipton plant

2014-03-06T13:13:00Z 2014-03-06T19:45:17Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Production finally set for Tipton plantGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
March 06, 2014 1:13 pm  • 

Production is expected to begin soon at a high-profile industrial building in Tipton County. Chrysler Group LLC is putting the finishing touches on a transmission plant that is expected to result in 875 new jobs over the next two years. The operation follows two failed attempts to launch manufacturing operations in the facility. Tipton Mayor Don Havens believes the city's location played a key role in attracting the automaker.

Soccer Stadium Proposal on Hold

Indy Eleven Professional Soccer owner Ersal Ozdemir says he will continue to push next session for a proposal to leverage taxpayer money to pay for an $87 million stadium. Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-16) said today the measure would likely wait until next year.

City Details Infrastructure Projects

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry has announced more than $20 million in infrastructure projects for the 2014 construction season. The city believes the effort will create more than 300 construction jobs.

Racinos to go by Same Name

Indianapolis-based Centaur Holdings LLC says it is operating the state's two horse track and casino venues under one name. Indiana Grand Casino in Shelbyville and Indiana Downs in Anderson are now called Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.

Indiana College Players on Football Hall Ballot

Several former college football standouts from six teams in Indiana are on this year's College Football Hall of Fame ballot. The Texas-based National Football Foundation will announce this year's inductees in May.

Commission Announces 'Torchbearers'

More than a dozen Hoosiers have received 2014 Torchbearer Awards from the Indiana Commission for Women. Honorees were selected based on contributions that have made the state a better place to "live, work and raise a family."

Cancer Center Receives $2 Million Gift

A $2 million gift to the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis has established the Rachel Cecile Efroymson endowed chair for cancer research. Donations from the Efroymson Family Fund has led to the establishment of two endowed chairs at the center.

Toyota Details Latest Round of Grants

Princeton-based Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. says it will distribute more than $140,000 in grants this quarter. The company says that puts its total giving in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky since 1997 at more than $20 million.

Corporate College Restructuring Kicks in

Ivy Tech Corporate College says a series of changes to its internal structure are now in place. In January, officials announced a reorganization aimed at reducing costs and becoming more responsive to the needs of businesses.

Hockey Championships to Boost Fort Wayne

Visit Fort Wayne expects a statewide hockey event to inject nearly $120,000 into the economy this weekend. The city will host the 2014 Indiana State High School Hockey Association State Championships, which will include 10 teams and draw an estimated 2,000 visitors.

Farm Toy Show Set For Indy

The annual Lafayette Farm Toy Show begins tomorrow in Indianapolis. The three-day event is in its 36th year and will feature collector's items that organizers say could sell for up to $10,000.

Renaissance Charitable Foundation Selects Leader

The Indianapolis-based Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. has named Susie McEuen executive director. She has served on the organization's board for a decade and held leadership positions with several banks.

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