INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Truck body manufacturer adding jobs

2013-03-13T12:23:00Z 2013-03-13T15:54:11Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Truck body manufacturer adding jobsGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
March 13, 2013 12:23 pm  • 

A longtime Indiana manufacturer is planning to relocate its Hamilton County headquarters to Elwood and expand. Warner Bodies Inc. intends to invest up to $3 million to upgrade the former Plastech facility, which has been abandoned since 2008. Mayor Ron Arnold says the company could add around 150 jobs. Read More He tells Inside INdiana Business the city has been working with the local school corporation's career center to design skills training to meet Warner's needs.

 

Food Distributor Adding Indiana Operation

A Chicago-based company is planning to locate a production facility in Hancock County. Peer Foods Group Inc. wants to invest $5.5 million and create up to 80 jobs in Cumberland by 2014. The company already has facilities in Indianapolis and Columbus.

 

Judge Approves Republic, American Deal

A U.S. bankruptcy judge in New York has approved a deal to allow Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc. to operate regional flights for American Airlines. Bloomberg reports the approval comes as bankrupt American moves forward with a merger with U.S. Airways Group Inc.

 

New Albany Aquatic Center Proposal Moving Forward

A multimillion dollar plan to build an aquatic center and sports park in Floyd County has received key funding approvals. The New Albany Redevelopment Commission has approved revisions to tax increment financing districts that would aid in repaying an estimated $17 million bond.

 

State Fair Unveils Concert Lineup

Classic rockers Styx and a band fronted by actor Kevin Costner will lead this year's Indiana State Fair concert lineup. The shows will be part of the fair's 17-day run from August 2-18.

 

New Charter School to Open in Fort Wayne

Carpe Diem Indiana is set to open a charter school in Fort Wayne for the 2013-2014 school year. The school will be located at a former Taylor University site.

 

Wabash Valley School Prepares to Close

A Vermillion County school is planning to close. Our partners at WTHI-TV in Terre Haute report Community Christian School will hold its final classes at the end of the current school year.

 

One Southern Indiana Presents Business Awards

One Southern Indiana has announced its 25th annual Business Awards winners. The organization says the honorees were chosen based on factors including business history, community involvement and innovation.

 

Veterans Job Fair Coming to Indy

More than 100 employers are scheduled to participate in a veterans job fair next month. The seventh annual "Operation Hire a Hoosier Veteran" Job Fair is set for April 10 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

 

UIndy Sets Inauguration Ceremony

The University of Indianapolis will officially inaugurate its new president next week. Robert Manuel took office last summer, following the retirement Beverley Pitts.

 

Veterans Medical Jobs Bill Clears House

The Indiana House of Representatives has passed a bill allowing veterans with medical training to become certified as emergency medical providers. The proposal, sponsored by Indiana Senator Lindel Hume (D-48), now heads to Governor Mike Pence's desk.

 

Lafayette Plans Co-working Site

The city of Lafayette has announced plans to open a co-working site this fall. The effort aims to allow entrepreneurs and others pursuing new ideas to work together.

 

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