Inside INdiana Business

2014-01-11T00:00:00Z Inside INdiana BusinessGerry Dick Times Columnist nwitimes.com
January 11, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Berry Plastics adding hundreds of jobs

Evansville-based Berry Plastics Group Inc. has announced plans to move some operations from out of state to four locations in Indiana. The company says the $31 million investment will create up to 336 jobs by the end of the year. Production will relocate to two facilities in Evansville as well as plants in Princeton and Richmond. The expansion is Berry Plastics' fourth in five years.

Central Indiana 'ideal location' for Hat World growth

Indianapolis-based LIDS Sports Group President Ken Kocher says central Indiana's location and business climate make it a great location for the Hat World brand to operate and grow. The sports apparel retailer unveiled plans today to build a new headquarters in Zionsville, lease more warehouse space in Indianapolis and create up to 758 jobs by 2025.

Toyota production increases in Indiana

Princeton-based Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana Inc. is reporting a rise in production in 2013, compared to a year earlier. The company built nearly 2,500 more vehicles last year than in 2012. The southern Indiana operation, which employs 4,500, produces Highlander, Sequoia and Sienna models.

Howey Politics Announces 2014 'Power 50'

Gov. Mike Pence leads an annual list of the top movers and shakers in state politics. This year's Howey Politics Indiana Power 50 also includes the commissioner of the Family and Social Services Administration, several mayors and a former governor.

Thousands added to Healthy Indiana Plan

The Family and Social Services Administration has enrolled around 3,400 more Hoosiers in the state-run Healthy Indiana Plan. The move involves people on the program's waiting list. The administration estimates HIP still has room for 17,000 participants.

Purdue begins provost search

Purdue University has officially launched the search for a new provost. Tim Sands, who currently holds the office, is leaving the school this spring to become president of Virginia Tech University.

Pacers, eye doctor partner on student awards

The Indiana Pacers are partnering with team ophthalmologist John Abrams to recognize nine students from eight central Indiana schools. The middle school students will be honored for academic leadership and receive a laptop computer during tonight's Pacers game.

Lilly diabetes gift to fund scholarships

The diabetes unit of Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. will donate $200,000 over the next two years to the Diabetes Scholars Foundation. The Illinois organization will use the money to fund scholarships for students with type 1 diabetes.

Effort targets blighted properties

An Indianapolis nonprofit has launched an effort designed to market city-owned properties to potential buyers. Renew Indianapolis' plan includes a new community land bank and website to promote available properties.

Land trust funds DNR expansions

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has expanded two properties. The Bicentennial Nature Trust helped fund additions to wildlife and bird habitats in Jefferson and Benton counties.

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