manufacturing

IN Youth Institute promotes technical honors diploma

Aug 28, 2012

As students head back to school, research and job trends show job opportunities are out there. However, to take advantage of these opportunities, students must get the education or training necessary to qualify for the jobs most in demand now and very likely for the foreseeable future.This is especially true in manufacturing, where employers are having trouble finding qualified employees.WBAA's Kristin Malavenda talks with Indiana Youth Institute President & CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz about an option few students explore, the Technical Honors Diploma.

Wabash National releases 2nd quarter figures

Aug 1, 2012

Sales are up, but net income is down for a major Lafayette manufacturer. That's part of the second quarter results for Wabash National.

Figures show the net sales are up 20.7% from the previous second quarter. Net income of $1.9 million is lower than the same period last year due to Wabash National acquiring Walker Group Holdings LLC, which makes liquid-transportation systems and products.

Industry experts are being joined by state and federal officials for the 10th annual Advanced Manufacturing Summit May 30th.

Assistant Vice President for Industry Research and Outreach John Schneider says the university is often perceived as a leader in the sector.

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