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  • Pence visit with Ten Point Coalition raises eyebrows in black community

    08/12/2017 3:09:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Indianapolis Star | August 11, 2017 | Fatima Hussein and Tony Cook
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  • Ligonier getting RV plant, 130 jobs ($15 to $40/hr in Indiana)

    08/10/2017 7:35:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Journal Gazette ^ | August 10, 2017 | Sherry Slater
    Ligonier has a labor problem. But it's a problem some other small Indiana towns would love to wrestle with. The northwest Noble County city with a population of about 4,400 already had more than one unfilled factory job for every 10 residents. And now, an Elkhart-based recreational vehicle manufacturer plans to create about 130 more jobs in Ligonier within the next two months. Forest River Inc. is investing millions to buy and equip a vacant factory to build Puma brand travel trailers, Ligonier Mayor Patty Fisel said Wednesday. The company, which couldn't be reached for comment, plans to ramp up...
  • Indiana Fertilizer Company Moves Forward With $2.8B Project (2,500 const, 158 high-wage jobs)

    08/07/2017 3:37:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | August 7, 2017 | The Associated Press
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A fertilizer company in southwest Indiana is moving forward with a $2.8 billion project with the help of state incentives and a new governor. Midwest Fertilizer Co. will begin construction on its Posey County manufacturing facility next year, the Evansville Courier & Press reported . Construction is projected to support more than 2,500 jobs. The state Economic Development Corp. has offered the company up to $2.9 million in conditional tax credits, up to $400,000 in training grants and up to $300,000 in conditional incentives. The performance-based incentives require the company to create jobs and invest in...
  • Hypocrisy: Vulnerable Democratic Senator Who Slammed Outsourcing Profited From It

    07/14/2017 5:34:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | July 14, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Unless you live in a deep-blue state or congressional district, hypocrisy is not something you want to have to revisit during a re-election campaign. For red state Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana, he should be preparing his defense because this is going to be used against him by the time his 2018 re-election campaign kicks into high gear. The senator has tried to portray himself as a hardcore fighter of this byproduct in free trade but seems to have profited from it through investments with the family arts and crafts business (via Associated Press) [emphasis mine]: An Indiana senator...
  • Lippert could add 200 jobs at Mishawaka operation: Council debates help for big firm (Indiana)

    07/06/2017 3:22:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The South Bend Tribune ^ | July 6, 2017 | Joseph Dits
    MISHAWAKA — With an 8-1 vote, the fast-growing company Lippert Components won the city council’s approval Wednesday of 10-year tax abatements for an expansion that promises to create 200 new jobs. But that stirred talk about whether tax dollars should be used to help such a successful corporation. “It gives us access to hopefully more employees in Mishawaka,” company executive Todd Blyly told The Tribune before the meeting. “It’s a tight labor market, especially in Elkhart.” Lippert, which supplies parts for recreational vehicles and boats, would invest up to $9 million as it renovates and uses the former AM General...
  • Tire recycling plant could process millions of tires, create more than 60 jobs in Gary (Indiana)

    07/04/2017 5:05:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Northwest Indiana Times ^ | July 4, 2017 | Ed Bierschenk
    GARY — A businessman from New Buffalo, Michigan, and his partners are hoping to open a large tire recycling center at the site of the former Stanrail railcar parts plant here. Peter Shirk, who grew up in Gary, said his company plans to make an investment of about $38 million to open the center at 1225 Martin Luther King Drive, which his company is in the process of acquiring from the WES Group Inc. He indicated his company, ReEnergize of Indiana, would be dealing with the Indiana Finance Authority for the issuance of a bond to cover some of the...
  • New Albany assisted living facility at former M. Fine factory takes shape (66 jobs in Indiana)

    07/01/2017 7:30:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The News and Tribune ^ | July 1, 2017 | Danielle Grady
    NEW ALBANY — The plans for Denton Floyd Real Estate Group’s amenities-heavy assisted living facility on Main Street have gotten bigger and better since the company first announced in 2015 that it would rehabilitating New Albany’s former M. Fine & Sons shirt factory. Construction on the $12.5 million project, called Mansion on Main, started two months ago after almost two years of predevelopment work on Denton Floyd’s part, including architectural approval and financing work. “This building has sat vacant and in disrepair for money years,” said Brandon Denton, co-founder of Denton Floyd, in an email. “It is a massive structure...
  • Groundbreaking celebrates Chinese company’s arrival (441 jobs in Indiana)

    06/29/2017 3:34:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Greenfield Reporter ^ | June 28, 2017 | Samm Quinn
    GREENFIELD — The white tent jutted into the sky in an otherwise empty field, a bright reminder of good things to come. One day, this spot will house the largest development Greenfield has seen in at least a decade. And Wednesday, county leaders pulled out all the stops to celebrate. Inside the tent, state leaders talked about what the arrival of BeijingWest Industries, a Chinese auto-parts manufacturer promising 441 new jobs by 2021, means for Hancock County. The company in April announced plans to construct its first production facility in the United States in Progress Park in Greenfield. Since then,...
  • Construction team to deliver AZ's first P3 highway 3 years early

    06/25/2017 1:12:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | June 13, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Arizona Department of Transportation has reported that the public-private partnership (P3) constructing the $1.9 billion Phoenix-area Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway will deliver the project in late 2019, three years ahead of schedule, according to Equipment World.The P3's private component, Connect 202 Partners — which is made up of Fluor Enterprises, Granite Construction, Ames Construction and WSP — restructured the 22-mile project so that the last section could be built all at once instead of as nine separate projects as the state originally planned.This is the first time a P3 as been used for a highway project...
  • Shots fired at truck with 'Make America Great Again' flag in Indiana

    06/15/2017 3:40:17 PM PDT · by Stopthethreat · 17 replies
    Indiana police are seeking information after shots were fired at a truck displaying a "Make America Great Again" flag on Tuesday. Indiana State Police said a Chevrolet Malibu with Louisiana license plates pulled up next to the truck along I-465 in Indianapolis and a male passenger pointed a handgun out the window and fired "several shots" at the blue 2001 Dodge pickup truck. No injuries were reported. The truck was also displaying an American flag along with the "Make America Great Again" flag. Indiana State Police are investigating the shooting and are asking any witnesses with information to call. The...
  • State may take over I-69 Section 5; completion date pushed back for fourth time

    06/11/2017 9:14:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Bloomington Herald-Times ^ | June 6, 2017 | Michael Reschke
    The state of Indiana wants to take over the Interstate 69 Section 5 project. Three years after hiring a private developer to build the 21-mile stretch of interstate and then maintain it for 35 years after completion, the state issued a statement Monday saying it’s moving forward to assume control of the project. The proposed takeover was announced along with a revised substantial completion date nearly two years after the original. The new date for Section 5 is Aug. 31, 2018, according to the state finance authority. The statement from the Indiana Finance Authority was sent after media outlets, including...
  • Private Toll Operators Salivate Over Donald Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

    06/11/2017 11:05:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 129 replies
    The Intercept ^ | June 6, 2017 | Lee Fang
    Investors are hoping to seize upon the $1 trillion infrastructure plan proposed by President Donald Trump to transform the nation’s highways, bridges, and tunnels into assets they can monetize by adding tolls and other user fees.The Trump infrastructure plan, which the administration plans to roll out this week, is centered on the idea of “asset recycling,” which refers to the process of securing new infrastructure spending by leasing the operations of existing public property to private operators.The privatization-centered scheme has the nation’s largest toll operators salivating. Transurban, Cintra, and TransCore, three major toll operators, have retained federal lobbyists to influence...
  • Indiana State Rep. Apologizes for ‘How Not to Be a Victim’ of Rape Post

    06/10/2017 5:42:44 PM PDT · by blueplum · 17 replies
    NBC ^ | 10 June 2017 2:28pm ET | Chelsea Bailey
    An Indiana state lawmaker issued an apology Saturday for sharing a Facebook post that critics say suggest rape victims are responsible for being attacked. Indiana state Rep. Jim Lucas, a Republican who represents Indiana’s 69th district, said he’d been “publicly excoriated” for sharing his view that women should “empower themselves to mitigate their chances of being violently assaulted.” {snip} “After reading your front page article in the Sunday Star about the tragedy of rape, it would be nice to see a follow up article about the thousands of Hoosier women that are taking steps & learning how not to be...
  • Salesforce Marks Opening With New Work Force Commitment

    05/29/2017 8:05:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Inside Indiana Business ^ | May 19, 2017; Updated: May 22, 2017 | By Andy Ober, Assistant Managing Editor
    INDIANAPOLIS - Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) has officially taken the wraps off its regional headquarters in Indiana's tallest building. As part of the grand opening celebration of the Salesforce Tower in downtown Indianapolis, Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff said the company will add 500 new local apprentices by 2020. That is in addition to the tech giant's previously-announced commitment for 800 new jobs over the next five years. The tower is the company's largest hub outside of its global headquarters in San Francisco. Salesforce says the move shows the company's commitment to growing in Indianapolis. The company says Salesforce Tower "will...
  • Indiana tech company to create 185 new jobs

    05/24/2017 4:49:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WTHR-TV ^ | May 24, 2017 | Abrahm Hurt
    INDIANAPOLIS (Statehouse File) — A cloud-based software company, myCOI, is expanding in Indianapolis and plans to create 185 high wage jobs by 2021. MyCOI tracks and manages certificates of insurance allowing companies to avoid uninsured claims, underinsured claims, costly litigation and failed audits. Founder and CEO Kristen Nunery said the company is excited to grow in Indianapolis. “With everything that’s happening in the tech community here and the support that’s here, it’s really proving to be the right decision for us,” she said at the job announcement Wednesday. “Indianapolis is the fifth fastest growing technology community in the nation which...
  • Infosys will operate new tech hub in Indy’s OneAmerica Tower, create 2,000 jobs (Indiana)

    05/23/2017 2:52:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WTTV-TV ^ | May 23, 2017
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Leaders from global tech firm Infosys joined Mayor Joe Hogsett and Governor Eric Holcomb on Tuesday to announce that they selected Indianapolis as the home of the company’s first technology and innovation hub in the United States. The company will set up their operations at the OneAmerica Tower located at 200 North Illinois Street. Infosys plans to create up to 2,000 new, high-skilled jobs by the end of 2021. “The 2,000 Hoosiers we will hire and train will help drive U.S. economic growth and innovation in cloud, big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning throughout various industries,”...
  • Pregnant 10-year-old’s family speaks out in Marion molestation case

    05/19/2017 5:53:09 PM PDT · by digger48 · 32 replies
    WISH ^ | May 19, 2017 | Megan Sanctorum
    MARION, Ind. (WISH) – The grandmother of a young girl who was molested and impregnated in Marion says the man charged with the crime was someone they trusted. 34-year-old Nicholas Deon Thrash is facing 10 counts of child molestation. “He’s not type of person that you’d think would do something like this,” said the grandmother. She said she met Thrash multiple times. “We invited him into our home. He helped my husband all he could,” said the grandmother. Now Thrash is behind bars, and family says the young girl is 20 weeks pregnant. “Now her whole life has changed. …...
  • Indiana Supreme Court: 2nd Amendment Rights Protected by 4th Amendment

    05/14/2017 4:38:54 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 34 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 12 May 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    ... The court added, “Assuming without deciding the tip from the taxicab driver was reliable, the threshold question is whether the mere allegation that Pinner possessed a handgun—without more—is sufficient to establish that Pinner ‘[wa]s, or [wa]s about to be, engaged in criminal activity.'” The court then ruled that the mere possession of a handgun was not sufficient to establish that Pinner was “engaged in criminal activity.” ...
  • Aisin USA to add 250 new jobs (Indiana)

    05/08/2017 2:33:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Seymour Tribune ^ | May 7, 2017 | January Rutherford
    Jackson County’s largest industrial employer is planning to invest more than $31 million in its Seymour facilities and create around 250 new jobs over the next two years. Aisin USA Mfg. is requesting tax abatements from Seymour City Council on projects at both of its Seymour plants in the Eastside Industrial Park in order to produce automotive components for new and existing vehicle models. City council meets at 7 p.m. tonight at city hall. The meeting is open to the public. According to statement of benefits forms filed with the city last week, the improvement projects are scheduled to begin...
  • Indiana School Faces Backlash Over Trump 'Resistance' Class

    05/06/2017 1:22:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | May 5, 2017 | Brian Slodysko, The Associated Press
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A private college in Vice President Mike Pence's home state of Indiana is facing backlash after offering a "Trumpism & U.S. Democracy" course that described the president in class materials as a purveyor of "sexism, white supremacy, xenophobia, nationalism, nativism and imperialism." Now officials at Butler University in Indianapolis are doing damage control after conservative news outlets picked up on the description of the fall class, which also indicated students would discuss and "potentially engage" in "strategies for resistance" to President Donald Trump. "As a result of the recent media coverage, the University has been the recipient...