An Indiana company continues to show support for the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Indianapolis-based MainGate Inc. says it is printing another 5,000 "Chuckstrong" t-shirts to keep up with demand. Chief Executive Officer Dave Moroknek says he has not seen such an "outpouring of support" following the leukemia diagnosis of Chuck Pagano. Moroknek says MainGate has already sold more than 3,000 shirts and expects demand to keep increasing.
State Reveals Bicentennial License Plate
A new license plate will be available in December to mark Indiana's Bicentennial. The plate will replace the current standard design and feature the dates "1816-2016" and 19 stars to represent the state's admittance into the Union.
Cummins Announces Job Cuts
Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is planning to cut between 1,000 and 1,500 jobs by the end of the year. It's not known how many of those positions will be in Indiana. Chief Executive Officer Tom Linebarger says the decision comes as the engine maker continues to see an "increasing level of uncertainty regarding the direction of the global economy."
ExactTarget Acquires Two Companies
Indianapolis-based ExactTarget Inc. (NYSE:ET) has added a pair of companies to its portfolio. The email marketing provider says its acquisition of Indy-headquartered web analytics provider iGoDigital and Georgia-based marketing automation company Pardot LLC will "redefine marketing automation."
Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Education, Jobs
Three candidates vying to be the next governor are offering insights into their positions on education and work force issues. In the first of three debates, Republican Mike Pence said right-to-work legislation creates jobs, Libertarian Rupert Boneham said he would repeal it and Democrat John Gregg said the measure attracts low-paying jobs.
Indiana Brewers Hit Great American Beer Festival
Craft brewers from throughout the state are again hoping to shine in the national spotlight. Many are taking part in this week's Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Indianapolis-based Sun King Brewing Co. claimed eight medals last year. Co-owner Clay Robinson says several Colorado locations will be featuring Sun King in conjunction with the festival, marking the first time the beer is available outside Indiana. He estimates the state has more than 50 breweries, with up to 10 looking to start up.
Technology 'Lights Up' Cancer Cells
An Indiana startup says its technology can light the way to better cancer treatment. As first reported in the Inside INdiana Business Life Sciences e-newsletter, Purdue Research Park-based On Target Laboratories is developing a way to illuminate cancer cells during surgery. The technology will allow doctors to see exactly where the cancerous tissue is and more easily remove it.
Japanese Auto Supplier Chooses Indiana
An automotive supplier is planning to build a $56 million facility in Hancock County. Tsuda Industries intends to locate its first North American operation in Mount Comfort and create up to 116 jobs by 2016. The facility will supply Toyota operations throughout the U.S., including plants in Princeton and Kentucky.
Partnership Aims to Build 'Work Force For Tomorrow'
The president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. believes a new work-study partnership with Vincennes University is just one program that is vital for the future of the state's work force. Norm Bafunno is calling for a "paradigm shift" to better prepare workers for jobs in the advanced manufacturing sector.
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