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Machining company to add more than 100 jobs in Whitley County

By Sandie Love The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Impact CNC announced Wednesday that it will establish a facility at Gateway Park in Columbia City, creating up to 106 new jobs for the city by 2014. Impact CNC, a new production machining company, plans to invest $12.9 million to purchase and equip a 30,000-square-foot facility, which […]

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Faith-based office creates new disaster program

By Jacie Shoaf The Statehouse File The Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, along with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the Indiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, has developed a new program to help with local disaster relief. This new program, the Community Organizations Active in Disasters Partnership (COAD), helps nonprofit groups create […]

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Technology firm moves to Indy, could create 250 jobs

By Megan Banta The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard joined officials at Kronos Inc. to cut the ribbon on the company’s new technology center in Indianapolis. Kronos, a global provider of workforce management products and services, announced its intentions to move to the PNC Center in October. Chris […]

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Officers investigate whooping crane shooting

INDIANAPOLIS – State conservation officers are investigating the shooting of an endangered whooping crane in southeastern Jackson County near Crothersville. Only about 500 whooping cranes are believed to exist in the United States and they are banded and outfitted with transmitters to help monitor their health and movements. The cranes are on the federal endangered […]

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RV maker to expand in Northern Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – An RV maker in LaGrange County announced Wednesday it would expand its Topeka operations and create as many as 250 new jobs by 2014. DS Corp – doing business as Crossroads RV – manufacturers fifth-wheel and towable recreational vehicles. The company plans to invest $3.9 million to purchase land and construct a new […]

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16 counties get family court grants

INDIANAPOLIS – Sixteen Indiana counties have received $160,000 in grants to administer local family court projects. Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard announced the awards Wednesday, which are administered through the Division of State Court Administration. The grants are part of a larger effort to support family courts. The 2012 distributions focus on creating […]

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Turkey jobs coming to Vincennes

INDIANAPOLIS — One of the nation’s largest turkey companies will open a new plant in Knox County in 2014, a move that could create as many as 600 jobs. The Huntingburg-based company plans to invest $69.2 million to build a 220,000 square foot processing plant on 100 acres of land in the U.S. 41 Industrial […]

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Indy arena gets new name: Bankers Life Fieldhouse

INDIANAPOLIS — Just in time for the abbreviated NBA season to open, the home of the Indiana Pacers has a new name: Bankers Life Fieldhouse. CNO Financial Group switched its name last year from Conseco but didn’t immediately change the name of the Indianapolis basketball arena, where it’s in the 13th year of a 20-year […]

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Daniels appoints Landis to IURC, Northenor to judicial commission

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels has made appointments to two state boards recently in the news. The governor reappointed Larry Landis to continue serving on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, an agency rocked by an ethics scandal involving Duke Energy that resulted in the firing and indictment of its former […]

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‘Pay for performance’ returns to state employees

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels has authorized pay increases for most state employees starting in February 2012, with the size of those raises based on those workers’ job performance ratings, he announced Wednesday. “Our pay for performance system has become the subject of interest all over the country, with […]

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