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  • Bastian Solutions Investing $8M In Fifth Indiana Facility (Toyota-owned co. 87 "high paying" jobs)

    10/17/2017 1:30:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | October 16, 2017
    Bastian Solutions will build a new manufacturing center in Westfield, IN, creating up to 87 new, high-wage jobs by 2020. The global systems integrator and consulting firm was recently acquired by Toyota Advanced Logistics, a subsidiary of Japan-based Toyota Industries Corporation. “Toyota Advanced Logistics and Bastian Solutions are honored to join the Westfield community, and we look forward to building a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that will not only provide jobs but also become a catalyst for the local economy,” said Michael Romano, president of Toyota Advanced Logistics. “Toyota has a long history in Indiana, and we hope to utilize that...
  • Becoming a Steelworker Liberated Her. Then Her Job Moved to Mexico.

    10/15/2017 7:40:23 AM PDT · by Theoria · 51 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 14 Oct 2017 | Farah Stockman
    The man from Mexico followed a manager through the factory floor, past whirring exhaust fans, beeping forklifts, and drilling machines that whined against steel. Workers in safety glasses looked up and stared. Others looked away. Shannon Mulcahy felt her stomach lurch. It was December 2016. The Rexnord Corporation’s factory still churned out bearings as it always had. Trucks still dropped off steel pipes at the loading dock. Bill Stinnett, a die-hard Indiana Pacers fan, still cut them into pieces. The pieces still went to the “turning” department, where they were honed into rings as small as a bracelet or as...
  • Indiana lawmaker drafts bill that would require journalists to be licensed by state police

    10/14/2017 6:47:23 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    Fox59 ^ | 10-12-17 | FOX59
    Lucas, from Seymour, has been critical of the media’s coverage of his efforts to repeal a state law that requires a permit to carry a handgun. He has stated reporters, columnists and editorial boards mischaracterize his idea, which is sometimes referred to as “constitutional carry.” “If I was as irresponsible with my handgun as the media has been with their keyboard, I’d probably be in jail,” Lucas said. The proposal would require professional journalists to submit an application with Indiana State Police. They would be fingerprinted and would have to pay $75 for a lifetime license. If journalists have been...
  • Vice President Pence Leaves 49ers Game After Players Protest During National Anthem

    10/08/2017 7:35:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KNTV-TV ^ | October 8, 2017 | Brendan Weber
    Vice President Mike Pence was in attendance for the Indianapolis Colts-San Francisco 49ers game on Sunday, but he wasn't there for long. That's because he left Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis after several 49ers players took a knee for the playing of the national anthem. Pence, the former governor of Indiana, took to Twitter to announce his early departure, writing that he couldn't "dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem."(continued)
  • Vice President Mike Pence leaves Colts-49ers game after players kneel during anthem

    10/08/2017 5:37:04 PM PDT · by topher · 37 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8-Oct-2017 | FoxNews
    Vice President Mike Pence walked out on his home-state Indianapolis Colts Sunday when members of the opposing team kneeled for the national anthem, but a report that Colin Kaepernick, the player who started it all, will stand if given another shot in the NFL was quickly dialed back. "I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem," Pence tweeted. I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem. — Vice...
  • Upstart tech company to create more than 250 new jobs in Fishers (Indiana)

    10/03/2017 9:18:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WTHR-TV ^ | October 3, 2017 | Adrianna Pitrelli
    FISHERS, Ind. (Statehouse File) — A year ago Brent Oakley’s idea for a business was just taking shape. Now he expects to create 250 more tech jobs in central Indiana by 2020. Fuzic, founded in 2016 in Fishers, provides location-based businesses with a way to create music playlists and audio announcements with a software platform. It currently employs about 30 Hoosiers. “When we first started kicking around the idea of the business last year, we didn’t even think we’d be moving 30 employees over to a new building,” said Oakley, the founder of Fuzic. Forbes Magazine named Indiana the fifth...
  • Trump Stops Air Force One from Taking Off to Speak with Injured Police Officer

    09/29/2017 7:44:29 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Sep 2017 | BEN KEW
    President Donald Trump delayed the departure of Air Force One from Indianapolis in order to speak to a police officer who was injured whilst escorting his visit. Officer Robert Turner, who was providing a police escort for Trump’s visit, crashed his motorcycle on the I-70 and was subsequently taken to hospital where he was given emergency treatment and neck brace. However, shortly after arriving at the hospital, he received a call from President Trump himself, who delayed his flight back to Washington in order to speak with the wounded officer. “On behalf of the IMPD, we would like to take...
  • Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is Actually Pence's—And It's All About Privatization

    09/28/2017 4:28:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 4, 2017 | Lydia O'Neal and David Sirota
    President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure may be unprecedented in size and ambition, but it mimics a controversial scheme championed by Vice President Mike Pence when he was the governor of Indiana. That’s why Pence is the public face of the Trump initiative, and executives from financial firms that helped privatize Indiana’s toll road are in the White House, busily sculpting Trump’s national plan. Pence and his allies like to boast about how Indiana sold control of major roads to private firms, claiming the move prompted corporations to invest money in infrastructure that would otherwise have...
  • Trump to visit Indiana State Fairgrounds on Wednesday (September 27th)

    09/25/2017 11:51:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | September 25, 2017 | The Associated Press
    INDIANAPOLIS — President Donald Trump will speak at an event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Wednesday to promote the Republican-led federal tax overhaul effort. The White House on Monday announced details of Trump's visit. Vice President Mike Pence on Friday had said Trump would visit the state Wednesday but didn't provide details. The White House says the event will begin at 5 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Building at the fairgrounds on Indianapolis' north side.....
  • Uncertainty over Trump infrastructure plan jeopardizes transit projects, jobs

    09/22/2017 10:14:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 9, 2017 | Damian Paletta and Mike Debonis (WaPost)
    Dozens of public transit projects around the country are in danger of stalling as the White House's plan to boost U.S. infrastructure fails to gain momentum - with thousands of jobs at risk. The uncertainty over these projects has worsened in recent days as President Donald Trump - who had vowed to make the week's focus infrastructure - faced a series of distractions, including a congressional hearing featuring former FBI director James Comey. The president, who had called for $1 trillion in new infrastructure programs to create millions of jobs, now faces an increasing probability that not only will his...
  • Hamilton County employers try to fill thousands of positions as jobless rate falls (Indiana)

    09/09/2017 3:23:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Indianapolis Business Journal ^ | September 9, 2017 | Lindsey Erdody
    Employers in Hamilton County were struggling to find workers in the fall of 2015, back when the county’s unemployment rate was 3 percent—a rate that’s easily within the realm of what experts consider “full employment.” But today, the situation is even worse (or better, depending on your perspective). In July—the last month for which data is available—the county’s unemployment rate had dropped to 2.8 percent. And it has been even lower recently—it was 2 percent in April, the lowest monthly rate seen since 2001. That’s made filling open jobs—both existing ones and the thousands of new ones being added across...
  • Plastics Manufacturer Investing In Indiana (155 jobs)

    09/08/2017 2:42:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | September 1, 2017
    20/20 Custom Molded Plastics, a custom structural form molding manufacturer, will locate a new facility in Bluffton, IN. The Ohio-based company will move into the former home of Buckhorn Inc. and plans to hire many of its workers, ultimately creating up to 155 jobs by 2020. Bluffton“20/20 started molding structural foam parts for customers in 2000 and has increased its customer base and molding capabilities on a consistent basis year after year,” said David Rupp, owner at 20/20 Custom Molded Plastics. “We are excited about expanding our manufacturing operations to the Bluffton community and look forward to growing our business...
  • Indiana teacher asks first-graders to stop talking about God in class

    08/31/2017 1:51:49 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 30, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    An Indiana elementary school teacher stirred controversy after sending a letter home to parents asking them to tell their children not to talk about God in the classroom. An unnamed first-grade teacher at McCordsville Elementary School sent a letter home to parents on Aug. 23 saying a group of about five students had mentioned the words “God, Jesus and Devil” during a conversation in class, and that it wasn’t the appropriate place to be holding a theological debate.
  • With Brutal 2018 Map, Obama and Clinton Supporters Aim To

    08/21/2017 4:30:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    At the Netroots Nation conference in Atlanta, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the darling of the progressive Left, was blunt and straightforward in her vision of the party. They’re in a rut because they’re not left wing enough and further left is where they should go. Ever since the 2016 primaries, the Warren/Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wing of the party has become more vocal, more active, and completely blinded with rage over Donald Trump’s 2016 win. Many are saying the moderate, centrist path that kept Bill Clinton in the White House for two terms is over, and that Jon Ossoff, who...
  • It's official: State takes over I-69 Section 5 project

    08/21/2017 1:10:38 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Bloomington Herald-Times ^ | August 15, 2017 | Michael Reschke
    The state has officially taken over the Interstate 69 Section 5 project from I-69 Development Partners.The Indiana Finance Authority announced it had reached an agreement with the private developer in June to take over construction, operation and maintenance of the project after several delays in the completion schedule. To officially take control of the project, the Indiana State Budget Committee had to approve the plans. Additionally, all parties had to endorse a settlement agreement and bondholders had to be paid in full.The finance authority announced Monday it had completed the settlement transaction to terminate the contract with I-69 Development Partners...
  • 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
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/08/11/pence-visit-ten-point-coalition-raises-eyebrows-black-community/549739001/
  • 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...