Manufacturers

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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Sale of signature game Phase 10 sent Fundex into ditchRestricted Content

September 29, 2012
Greg Andrews
The nightmare that culminated with the Plainfield-based company’s recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing began in the depths of the financial crisis, when the company’s lender yanked its more-than-$10-million line of credit.
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Judge dismisses whistleblower suit against Rolls-Royce

September 27, 2012
Scott Olson
A former senior project engineer at Rolls-Royce's Indianapolis plant accused the company of selling parts to the government that it knew did not meet contractual specifications.
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Remy International getting prepared for another attempt at IPO

September 27, 2012
Scott Olson
The Pendleton-based auto-parts manufacturer is offering 40,000 shares to employees and immediate family members to boost its number of stockholders before a broader public offering.
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$1B fertilizer plant proposed for southwest Indiana

September 27, 2012
Associated Press
A $1 billion nitrogen fertilizer plant proposed for southern Indiana's Spencer County would create 1,200 construction jobs over three years and about 80 full-time jobs.
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Sun King brewing another round of growthRestricted Content

September 22, 2012
Greg Andrews
After just three years in business, Sun King finds itself the second-largest brewer in Indiana, behind only Three Floyds Brewing Co. in Munster, which produces about 23,000 barrels and also is growing quickly.
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State's largest private company on verge of IPO

September 19, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Bloomberg News
Berry Plastics Group Inc., the largest private company in Indiana, may set terms for its initial public offering as soon as this week, said two people with knowledge of the matter.
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Allison, two others partner on new transmissions

September 13, 2012
Dan Human
Allison Transmission Inc. has entered a partnership with two other companies to produce high-efficiency NuVinci CVP transmissions.
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Rushville manufacturer to add up to 45 jobs in $26M expansion

September 11, 2012
J.K. Wall
Intat, a subsidiary of Japan-based Aisin Takaoka Co. Ltd., makes metal casting pieces for use in auto manufacturing. It employs about 230 people in Rushville, about 40 miles southeast of Indianapolis.
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Auto parts manufacturer plans plant, 47 jobs in Shelbyville

September 11, 2012
Faeza Alloyers USA, a metal alloys manufacturer and fabricator, said it will invest nearly $7.6 million to construct and equip a 36,000-square-foot facility in Shelbyville, its first in the United States for the Mexico-based company.
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Food-equipment maker closing state plant with 235 workers

September 10, 2012
Manitowoc Foodservice said it will eliminate 235 jobs with a Fort Wayne plant closure slated for April 30. The company gave no reason for its decision.
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Cummins starts hiring freeze as sales slow

September 6, 2012
Associated Press
Engine maker Cummins Inc. says it has instituted a global hiring freeze for at least the rest of this year with an uncertain impact on announced expansions of Indiana operations.
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Carbon Motors still part of plan to revive Connersville plant

September 5, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
The maker of high-tech police cars would occupy about a third of the plant if buyer of facility makes good on $4 million purchase offer.
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Cummins distributor plans to add 75 jobs in Indianapolis

September 5, 2012
Indianapolis-based Crosspoint Solutions LLC, a manufacturer of electric auxiliary power units, plans to hire the workers by 2016 as part of a $935,000 expansion.
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Strong Subaru sales might boost Indiana plant work

September 5, 2012
Associated Press
Subaru reported August sales up more than 35 percent from a year ago, joining other automakers in pushing U.S. sales to their highest level in three years. That could lead to increased production at its central Indiana factory.
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EnerDel charged up over utility marketRestricted Content

September 1, 2012
Dan Human
Locally based EnerDel, maker of fuel-efficient lithium-ion batteries, is steering away from the disappointing electric-vehicle market. Its new strategy: batteries for utilities—especially in emerging markets where electric grids can be unreliable, which increases the need for backup power supplies.
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New company focuses on making football helmets that reduce concussionsRestricted Content

September 1, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
Bill Simpson, famous for pioneering multiple advances in auto-racing safety, has turned his attention to a new sport. His new company, SGH Helmets, is making a football helmet that Simpson hopes will help prevent concussions.
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Shelbyville factory in trouble again, faces record IOSHA fines

August 23, 2012
Dan Human
Pilkington North America faces $453,000 in proposed penalties after state inspectors detected 29 new safety violations at the plant, according to agency documents.
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Florida firm takes majority ownership in Remy

August 20, 2012
Dan Human
A Florida title insurer and mortgage service has increased its ownership of Pendleton-based manufacturer Remy International Inc. to 50.2 percent.
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Violations persist after fatality at Shelbyville glass factory

August 18, 2012
Dan Human
A Shelbyville glass factory has had almost two years to address safety violations resulting from a worker’s death, but the state says the plant still has a lot of the same problems. Pilkington North America faces $150,000 in fines after an Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection in March and April.
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Anderson seeking new Nestle production line

August 17, 2012
Associated Press
Leaders of a central Indiana city are trying to persuade Nestle to pick it for a new production line at an existing plant that could add about 100 jobs.
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