A major utility has launched a program to boost awareness of available industrial sites in the state. Duke Energy Indiana's Site Readiness Program offers funding and consultation to economic development officials, including recommendations on how a site can achieve "shovel ready" status. Read More Vice President of Economic Development Bart Beal outlines the kind of sites that could be candidates.
LaGrange County Manufacturer Expanding
Topeka, Indiana-based S&H Metal Products Inc. has announced expansion plans. The sheet metal product manufacturer says the $800,000 investment will allow for a small number of new jobs and the retention of its 25 current employees.
Greater Lafayette Commerce, Crane Enter Partnership
Greater Lafayette Commerce is partnering with the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center to help businesses interested in licensing Navy-developed technology. As part of the deal, the organization will hold information sessions on technical assistance and other services available through Crane.
Buchanan Group Partners on Baseball-Themed Funeral Products
Two units of Indianapolis-based The Buchanan Group will be involved in a new line of caskets, urns and monuments officially licensed by Major League Baseball Properties. The partnership with Michigan-based Eternal Image Group LLC involves Fewell Enterprises Inc. in Scottsburg and Buchanan Private Label in Indianapolis.
Evansville Still Mulling Sports Complex
The Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau is planning a key meeting Friday to outline the next steps for a potential $10-$13 million baseball/softball complex. The Evansville Courier & Press reports the executive session among the bureau's board of commissioners could discuss the "possibility of land purchase."
Job Fair Coming to Northern Indiana
WorkOne in northern Indiana is planning a hiring event next week for an Elkhart County manufacturer. Bristol-based Utilimaster Corp. is looking to fill open assembly and production positions.
Gen Con Chooses Charity Partner
Organizers of Gen Con Indy have chosen Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana as its official charity partner for 2013. The gaming convention will host several events, including a charity auction, with proceeds going to the organization.
Trine Names Regional Director
Trine University has promoted Jill Boggs to Fort Wayne regional director of the Trine School of Professional Studies. She most recently served as executive director of Brand and Integrated Marketing for the Angola-based school.
Ellspermann Adds to Staff
Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann has named Lexie Hosier press secretary for her executive office. She previously served as a communications assistant for Sen. Dan Coats.
Inovateus Promotes Executive
South Bend-based Inovateus Solar LLC has promoted Joe Jancauskas to vice president of operations. He previously worked as vice president of engineering for the solar power systems installer.
Simon Opens Arizona Shopping Center
Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc. has opened an upscale outlet shopping center in the Phoenix area. The company says the development is its 76th Premium Outlet Center worldwide.
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