Inside INdiana business

2013-03-18T15:25:00Z 2013-03-18T16:53:05Z Inside INdiana businessGerry Dick Times Columnist
March 18, 2013 3:25 pm  • 

U.S. Cellular announces store closings, job cuts

Chicago-based U.S. Cellular Corp. says it plans to close nearly a dozen Indiana outlets and let go more than 50 employees. In a notice to the state, the company says the moves could be complete by mid-May.


GEICO to add 1,200 workers

A national insurance company plans to create up to 1,200 jobs in central Indiana. GEICO has announced it will lease space in Carmel to expand its operations. Chairman Tony Nicely says the company chose the location in part because of the "talented and well-educated work force in the area." The Indiana Economic Development Corp., the state's commerce department, is offering the company up to $10 million in conditional tax credits based on job creation plans.


Chamber: State water supply is 'great concern'

An environmental policy specialist with the Indiana Chamber of Commerce says managing the state's water supply will be "very challenging" without a water resource plan. Vice President of Environment and Energy Vince Griffin says the growing population in central Indiana and a "very scarce" water supply along the I-69 corridor near Crane reinforce the need to plan ahead.



UE Ssarts $8.5M townhouse apartment project

The University of Evansville has held a groundbreaking for an $8.5 million on-campus housing project. The townhouse apartments will provide space for approximately 150 students. The effort is part of the school's facilities master plan.


Bowling to have 'tremendous' impact on Kokomo

The Kokomo Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the annual Indiana State Women's Championship Bowling Tournament will boost the area's economy by $500,000. The event takes place over seven weekends beginning Saturday.


Supplier outlines Lafayette operation plans

Nanshan America AAT LLC in Lafayette is aiming to hire more workers as it ramps up operations. The Journal & Courier reports the aluminum supplier intends to add up to 18 employees per quarter for the remainder of 2013.


Fishers company completes merger

Fishers-based Freije Engineered Solutions Co. has completed a merger with Refrigeration Systems Co. in Ohio. The combined operation will employ nearly 200 workers and each company will keep its current corporate structure.


Chamber, World Trade Club detail new partnership

The Indy Chamber and the World Trade Club of Indiana have announced a strategic partnership aimed at increasing the region's international footprint. The chamber estimates more than 130,000 Hoosiers are employed throughout the state by international investors.


Atlas network adds South Carolina company

Evansville-based Atlas Van Lines Inc. has announced another key addition to its expanding list of agents. It has added South Carolina-based Smith Dray Line to its network. The 125-year old company says it is the largest goods mover in South Carolina.


Allen County nonprofits receive grants

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has announced more than $1 million in awards to nonprofit agencies in Allen County. The funding includes $40,000 for Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana Inc. to support economic education programs for area students.


Lippert Components selects COO

Goshen-based Lippert Components Inc. has named Todd Driver CCO. He most recently served as vice president of operations for the RV components manufacturer.


Former Commerce secretary to speak at Purdue

A former Indiana secretary of commerce is set to deliver a presentation about federal grant programs. Dan Hasler, who now serves as president of the Purdue Research Foundation, will use his Tuesday address at Purdue University to focus on non-equity funding sources for new technology companies.


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