Inside INdiana Business

2013-09-13T00:00:00Z Inside INdiana BusinessGerry Dick Ti8mes Columnist nwitimes.com
September 13, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Hospital cuts part of multi-year cost-cutting plan

A senior executive with Indiana University Health says the decision to eliminate 800 jobs is part of a five-year plan to reduce expenses by more than $1 billion. The health care provider announced the measure this morning. Methodist and University Hospitals at IU Health President James Terwilliger says the job of each worker will change as a result of the move.  Terwilliger says the system is responding to national trends.

 

Purdue announces major boost for ag program

The Purdue University College of Agriculture is set to land more than $20 million in additional university funding. The money will benefit plant sciences research and education. Purdue says the move will create 10 faculty positions.

 

Lumber company plans Elkhart expansion

A Michigan-based company has cleared a hurdle in its proposal to create more than 70 Elkhart jobs. The city council approved an abatement request for Zeeland Lumber and Supply Co.

 

Junior hockey tournaments coming to Indy

Indianapolis will host two junior hockey tournaments this weekend. Organizers expect both the USHL Eastern Fall Classic and the BigFoot Hockey Showcase to draw more than 200 collegiate and professional scouts.

 

Ford board adds Lecheiter

Ford Motor Co. has named Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. Chief Executive Officer John Lechleiter to its board of directors. He also serves on boards including Nike Inc. and United Way Worldwide.

 

Exelis signs Multimillion-dollar deal

Fort Wayne-based ITT Exelis Inc. has inked a deal with an international company. The $5.4 million contract involves communications installation equipment and support.

 

Nobel winners appearing in Indy

Two Nobel Peace Prize laureates will be speaking over the next couple days in Indiana. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was to deliver an address Thursday night at Butler University. Dr. James Muller will speak Friday at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis.

 

Eitlejorg Museum to receive grant

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art will receive a grant of more than $120,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The museum says the funding will support upgrades to its collections storage vault.

 

INDOT seeking snow plow drivers

The Indiana Department of Transportation is holding a seasonal job fair next week in Clarksville. The event will aim to find snow plow drivers that can work between November and March.

 

Community Health names new executives

Community Health Network in Indianapolis has announced the appointment of two new leaders. Wayne Peck has been selected as chief human resources officer and David Williams has been named west region president.

 

Grace College plans new Fort Wayne degree

Grace College and Seminary is launching a new accelerated bachelor's degree at its Fort Wayne campus. The Summit Scholars of Grace College program is set to begin next fall and will take three years to complete.

 

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