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.”
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.