4:49 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

SIA reaches production milestone

A blue 2014 Subaru Outback - that was the honored car at the Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) plant Wednesday.

The Lafayette facility produced it as its four millionth vehicle since production began in 1989.

Executive Vice President Tom Easterday says the company’s growth has continued even through the recent recession.

“The Outback, the Legacy and the Camry have all sold very well in recent years, and that’s enabled really to go from our three millionth vehicle, which was produced on September 29, 2009, to our four millionth vehicle here in less than four years.”

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7:00 am
Mon August 26, 2013

APTS president talks about challenges facing Public TV

The head of the Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) made a visit to Indiana recently. Patrick Butler spoke about the public television missions of education, public safety and citizenship.

The former congressional and presidential advisor, and Washington Post Company executive, also talked about his longtime friendship with Purdue President Mitch Daniels and the future of higher education funding. Butler is a trustee of American University in Washington, D.C.

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5:56 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Railcar repair company opening Benton Co. facility

Applachian Railcar Services has three existing sites in Indiana, including this facility in Shelburn.
Credit photo provided

Appalachian Railcar Services (ARS) will create up to 22 new positions by 2015. Executives say hiring begins next month.

The company plans to construct an 8,000 square-foot building – completed before the end of the year – in Earl Park at 700 North U.S. 41. The property already had abandoned tracks owned by the Norfolk-Southern Railroad.

Terry Hicks, vice president of sales and marketing, says the structure will allow four to six railcars under roof at one time.

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8:26 am
Tue August 20, 2013

IN unemployment rate unchanged in July

Indiana’s private sector added jobs for the fourth straight month in July.  However, the state’s unemployment rate remains steady.

July’s growth of 5,900 private sector jobs was significantly boosted by the Trade, Transportation and Utilities sector, which added nearly 11,000 jobs last month.  That’s the sector’s biggest single-month increase in more than 20 years.  Still, the state’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.4%.

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4:00 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

IU Health Arnett opens WL center

IU Health Arnett opens its new facility Tuesday. The location on Sagamore Parkway between Nighthawk Drive and Happy Hollow Road will include services that have been offered at the Salisbury Street site.

Courtney Henchon is the administrative director for physician practices. She says the system’s imaging department will move into the space, which also features a larger urgent care with expanded hours than what were offered at the previous location.

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5:00 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Greater Lafayette Commerce connecting the Navy and area businesses

Greater Lafayette Commerce is giving local businesses an opportunity to learn about potential partnerships with the Navy.

Representatives from the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Crane Division are part of a workshop to discuss collaborating with them and accessing technical assistance.

Greater Lafayette Commerce President and C-E-O Joe Seaman says the goal is to learn more about the Center, which will showcase the projects its working on now.

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4:16 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Wabash National on Top 50 list

Industry Week magazine lists Wabash National one of the best manufacturers in the United States. The Lafayette-based company is ranked at number 49 on the list that includes computer-maker Apple, Coach apparel company and Hershey foods.

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4:31 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Faith West opens in West Lafayette

Visitors to the Faith West Community Center will walk into a common area and meeting space with seating and wall-mounted TV.
Credit Mike Loizzo / WBAA Radio

Faith Ministries reports roughly a dozen of the 119 residents have moved into their apartments already. Officials say all should be settled before Purdue’s fall semester begins August 19.

The fitness center opened Monday at 5 a.m. and is being used. The preschool held an open house Monday night for interested parents to learn more about the program.

Arvid Olson, Faith’s director of development, says it will still be a few weeks until the restaurant opens.

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6:00 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

Applications are being accepted for the fifth class of the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities.

Purdue University's Krannert School of Management is one of eight schools at universities around the country that teach the bootcamp, which is aimed at helping post-9/11 veterans disabled as a result of their military service launch their own businesses. EBV teaches participants principles of entrepreneurship and small-business management. All expenses are paid.

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4:41 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

CityBus finalizes contracts with Purdue, Ivy Tech

CityBus has approved contracts with Ivy Tech and Purdue for the coming year.

General Manager Marty Sennett says there are no changes with Ivy Tech’s service. He says a few changes are coming to Purdue routes.

That includes late night service on Thursday nights.

"The Purdue students can have a safe ride back after partying like they do Friday and Saturday nights," he says. "Also, we're changing the Gold Loop (route) from a ten to a 15 minute frequency."

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