Manufacturers

Honda gets a makeover, revamps Civic to fix flaws

November 29, 2012
Associated Press
Just 19 months after its Civic compact, which is manufactured in Greensburg, hit showrooms and was slammed by critics, Honda has revamped the car, giving it a sportier look and upgrading the interior.
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Hostess, union unsuccessful in court-ordered mediation

November 20, 2012
Associated Press
The maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs said late Tuesday that it failed to reach an agreement with its second-biggest union. As a result, Hostess plans to continue with a hearing on Wednesday in which a bankruptcy court judge will decide if the company can close its operations.
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Allison negotiators extend contracts until next week

November 15, 2012
Dan Human
The commercial transmission maker's existing contracts, which were set to expire at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, will remain in force until noon Nov. 21.
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Hostess: Firm to liquidate unless workers return Thursday

November 14, 2012
Dan Human
The maker of Wonder bread and Twinkies said it doesn't have the financial resources to survive the ongoing strike by the bakers' union.
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Truck-parts supplier expanding in Plainfield, adding 82 jobs

November 13, 2012
Troy, Mich.-based Meritor Inc., a global supplier of commercial truck parts, said it will consolidate North American remanufacturing operations by moving production from Ontario, Canada, to its facility in Hendricks County.
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Allison Transmission workers may strike this week

November 13, 2012
Dan Human
Members of United Auto Workers Local 933, which represents roughly 1,500 hourly workers, could declare a strike if negotiators do not reach an agreement with Allison Transmission by a Wednesday deadline.
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Hostess mulling Indiana plant closures after walkout

November 12, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Bloomberg News
A Hostess spokesman said the company is debating whether it will close its Indiana plants after workers went on strike on Friday. Hostess employs about 875 workers in Indiana, including 288 in Indianapolis.
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Calumet's sales, profit boom after acquisitions

October 31, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP’s profit more than doubled in the third quarter, helped by huge gains in the fuel-products side of its business following several acquisitions.
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Cummins posts lower quarterly profit, revenue

October 31, 2012
The Columbus-based manufacturer of diesel engines reported profit of $352 million, or $1.86 per share, compared with $452 million, or $2.35 per share, in the year-ago period.
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Allison lowers outlook after profit slides 17 percent

October 29, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Allison Transmission Holdings Inc.’s profit dropped 17 percent in the third quarter after sales slid 14 percent.
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Container makers want to restore fizz to state's recycling fundRestricted Content

October 27, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The money, long ago diverted by Gov. Daniels to the state's general fund, would help reduce landfill waste and lower manufacturing costs.
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Filtration manufacturer moving from Fishers to Anderson

October 23, 2012
Associated Press
Hy-Pro Filtration plans a $10.5 million construction project for its new facility and will move more than 100 employees from Fishers to Anderson next year.
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Navistar reaches engine deal with Cummins

October 22, 2012
Associated Press
Navistar International Corp. said Monday that it reached long-term supply agreements that will allow the company to put Cummins Inc. engines in some of its largest trucks, as well as use its emissions-reducing technology.
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UPS Foundation providing $50,000 for technology programRestricted Content

October 20, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The Hire Technology manufacturing-logistics curriculum was developed by Conexus in partnership with Ivy Tech Community College.
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Cummins to lay off at least 150 from Indiana plants

October 18, 2012
Associated Press
Engine maker Cummins Inc. says it will lay off at least 150 workers from its southern Indiana factories as it carries out its plan to cut up to 1,500 jobs worldwide by year's end.
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Union: Indiana tech jobs at Cummins expected safe

October 17, 2012
Associated Press
A union president says no layoffs are planned among the research, technical and support employees at Indiana operations as engine maker Cummins Inc. makes cutbacks.
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Hillenbrand paying $530M for German company

October 16, 2012
Cory Schouten
The Batesville-based conglomerate best known for making caskets is making its biggest move yet to diversify away from the funeral care business.
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Rolls-Royce opens Indy service centerRestricted Content

October 13, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The aviation supplier's first defense operations center in the United States is at its Meridian Street complex downtown.
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Toyota supplier plans 116 jobs in Hancock County

October 11, 2012
Japan-based Tsuda Industries Co. Ltd. plans to spend $56.2 million to build a facility at Mount Comfort Air Park East, which should create 116 jobs by 2016, the company said Thursday.
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Cummins shares slide on job cuts, lower forecast

October 10, 2012
Bloomberg News
Shares in Cummins Inc. saw their biggest one-day drop in three months Wednesday after the Columbus-based engine maker lowered its forecasts for revenue and profit and said it expects to cut as many as 1,500 jobs by the end of the year.
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Local furniture maker acquires northern Indiana company

October 9, 2012
Facility Concepts Inc.'s purchase of Classico Seating in Peru, Ind., gives the manufacturer of restaurant furniture about 100 employees and 250,000 square feet of manufacturing space.
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Cummins shortens work week at Columbus factory

October 5, 2012
Associated Press
The engine maker says that slowing demand led to the decision to scale back hours for the 350 workers at its Columbus Fuel Systems Plant. The new four-day workweek will continue indefinitely.
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Precision Cutoff closing Franklin metal-tube plant

October 4, 2012
Dan Human
The Franklin metal-tube factory with 39 employees plans to close early next year, less than five years the $2 million plant opened.
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Cummins gets EPA approval for key engine

October 1, 2012
Dan Human
Cummins Inc. has received the Environmental Protection Agency’s blessing on a redesigned engine that will meet the first-ever set of federal standards for heavy-duty truck emissions.
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U.S. Department of Commerce recognizes Indianapolis exporterRestricted Content

September 29, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Hoosier Gasket Corp. received the Export Achievement Award for its recent success in Eastern Europe and China.
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  1. These liberals are out of control. They want to drive our economy into the ground and double and triple our electric bills. Sierra Club, stay out of Indy!

  2. These activist liberal judges have gotten out of control. Thankfully we have a sensible supreme court that overturns their absurd rulings!

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  5. I am troubled with this whole string of comments as I am not sure anyone pointed out that many of the "high paying" positions have been eliminated identified by asterisks as of fiscal year 2012. That indicates to me that the hospitals are making responsible yet difficult decisions and eliminating heavy paying positions. To make this more problematic, we have created a society of "entitlement" where individuals believe they should receive free services at no cost to them. I have yet to get a house repair done at no cost nor have I taken my car that is out of warranty for repair for free repair expecting the government to pay for it even though it is the second largest investment one makes in their life besides purchasing a home. Yet, we continue to hear verbal and aggressive abuse from the consumer who expects free services and have to reward them as a result of HCAHPS surveys which we have no influence over as it is 3rd party required by CMS. Peel the onion and get to the root of the problem...you will find that society has created the problem and our current political landscape and not the people who were fortunate to lead healthcare in the right direction before becoming distorted. As a side note, I had a friend sit in an ED in Canada for nearly two days prior to being evaluated and then finally...3 months later got a CT of the head. You pay for what you get...

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