INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS column: Supplier expanding operations in Elkhart

2008-07-02T00:00:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS column: Supplier expanding operations in ElkhartGERRY DICK nwitimes.com
July 02, 2008 12:00 am  • 

Tenneco Inc., a global manufacturer of automotive emissions control and ride control systems, will expand its operations in Elkhart, creating nearly 60 jobs. The Fortune 500 company plans to invest nearly $6 million to add two new catalytic converter manufacturing lines to its 81,000-square-foot facility that currently makes a variety of automotive parts. The Lake Forest, Ill.-based company is in the process of hiring machine operators, maintenance technicians and managers.

New DePauw president takes his seat

DePauw University's new president, Brian W. Casey, was selected to lead the university after a nine-month worldwide search. He comes to DePauw from Harvard University, where he was associate dean for academic affairs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The new president has formed an assessment team that will begin work shortly. Casey says he looks forward to greeting the students in six weeks.

BMV registration available at former bank sites

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles' customers can renew vehicle registrations at five Old National Bank branches as part of a pilot program launched Tuesday. The branches are located in Indianapolis, Evansville, Marion, Bloomington and Mishawaka. A self-service BMV computer terminal has been installed in the lobby of each location. When the transaction is complete, the customer will receive the registration documents from a bank teller.

Company shuttles travelers to Indy airport

A new business will transport travelers in Fort Wayne to the Indianapolis International Airport. The Indiana Flyer will provide scheduled van service to and from Indianapolis. The company is planning a weekend schedule that includes drop-offs at various Indianapolis-area locations. A grand opening is set for July 8.

President authorizes additional flood relief

President George W. Bush has approved a measure increasing the level of federal emergency funding following last month's flooding across the state. Assistance was initially authorized at 75 percent federal funding of total eligible costs, but that number has been raised to 90 percent. The increased level will be available until rivers fall below flood stage.

Indiana Tech sets energy engineering program

The Fort Wayne campus of Indiana Tech will offer an Energy Engineering degree beginning with the fall semester. It will focus on environmentally friendly methods to generate energy. The program also will be designed to prepare students to manage the business aspects of renewable energy solutions. The university is also exploring the possibility of building a zero net energy facility, or "green building" on campus.

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