Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

City becomes hub of 'cryo-cooling' for truck trailers

October 1, 2009
Chris O'Malley
Indianapolis is the new operating headquarters of a Ukrainian-American venture producing refrigeration units for semi trailers. The move comes with the naming this spring of Thomas Roller as president and CEO of Ukram Industries. Roller is known locally as former CEO of Indianapolis-based Norwood Promotional Products and of Fruehauf Trailer, which was based here in the 1990s.
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Carmel company plans to expand, add employees

September 28, 2009
Dealer Services Corp. announced Monday morning that it plans to create up to 60 jobs by the end of 2012 and invest $6.4 million in its Carmel headquarters.
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Pennsylvania city not giving up Harley without a fightRestricted Content

September 26, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
The motorcycle manufacturer is considering a Shelby County site at the same time that it's pushing for concessions from the union in York, Pa.
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Sisters start new trucking firm

September 26, 2009
 IBJ Staff
Two former executives of Carmel-based Performance Marketing Group have launched Rapid Freight Solutions.
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IndyGo ends commuter bus route from Greenwood

September 22, 2009
 IBJ Staff
Due to low ridership, the IndyGo Commuter Express route from Greenwood to downtown Indianapolis will end Dec. 1.
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Is Indianapolis big enough for 'car sharing' concept?Restricted Content

September 19, 2009
Chris O'Malley
An urban advocacy group is trying to bring a big-city concept to Indianapolis: car sharing. People for Urban Progress cites environmental benefits as well as cost savings for urban dwellers who might find it practical to ditch their seldom-used vehicles.
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FedEx trying to fend off reclassification of its workforce

September 19, 2009
 IBJ Staff
FedEx brass have been trying to counter legislation pending in Congress being pushed by arch rival United Parcel Service and the Teamsters union.
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Airport considering privatizing parking operations

September 18, 2009
Scott Olson
The Indianapolis Airport Authority agreed at its monthly meeting this morning to explore turning over management of the airport’s parking operations to an outside company.
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Commission OKs Ameriplex, Rexnord tax abatements

September 16, 2009
Scott Olson
The Metropolitan Development Commission this afternoon approved two requests for property tax abatement, including one for a mammoth development known as World Connect at AmeriPlex.
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Airport memo: Republic could bring 750 jobs to Indianapolis

September 15, 2009
Chris O'Malley
Locally based Republic Airways Holdings, which earlier this month said it could move up to 400 jobs gained through its Frontier Airlines acquisition to Indianapolis or Milwaukee, has hinted it may move nearly twice that number to its headquarters city.
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Adesa parent takes first step to becoming public company

September 15, 2009
Scott Olson
KAR Holdings Inc., parent of the Carmel-based auto-auction firm Adesa Inc., has announced its intentions to become a publicly traded company. KAR filed its registration statement for the initial public offering yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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After comeback, former United maintenance facility faces challengesRestricted Content

September 12, 2009
Chris O'Malley
The mammoth facility near Indianapolis International Airport now employs as many people as it did when United Airlines abandoned it six years ago, but its new tenants are contending with struggles of their own.
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Airport looking for college students to serve as greeters

September 12, 2009
 IBJ Staff
Indianapolis International Airport is looking for a new class of “airport ambassadors,” those helpful volunteers in the red vests who help passengers and visitors get their bearings.
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Raytheon lays off 77 at local avionics center

September 10, 2009
Chris O'Malley
Raytheon Technical Services Co. LLC today eliminated 77 jobs at its avionics development center at 6125 E. 21st St. in Indianapolis.
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Lithium-ion battery maker names new president

September 10, 2009
 IBJ Staff
EnerDel, an Indianapolis-based producer of automotive lithium-ion batteries, has named a new president, the company announced today.
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Local truck dealer strikes deal for big daddy of hybrids

September 9, 2009
Chris O'Malley
Indianapolis truck dealer Utility-Peterbilt leased its first hybrid medium-duty truck this summer after enduring months of tire-kicking but no action from fleet buyers and plenty of interest from television-news types.
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Auto supplier set to accelerate with seat-control software

September 4, 2009
Chris O'Malley
A company founded by a Westfield chiropractor is in talks to license to automakers software that’s designed to produce a less-fatiguing ride. Comfort Motion Technologies also wants to make aftermarket versions of the software as add-on modules that could be used in most any car with a power seat.
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Republic's purchase of Frontier could mean more local jobs

September 4, 2009
 IBJ Staff
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. is considering shifting as many as 250 jobs to its home base of Indianapolis as a result of its pending acquisition of Frontier Airlines Holdings Inc. in Denver, according to a news report.
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Auto parts supplier coming to Plainfield, plans to create 30 jobs

September 4, 2009
 IBJ Staff
Chicago-based LKQ Corp., a supplier of replacement and aftermarket automotive parts, will establish a distribution center in Plainfield with plans to create up to 30 jobs by 2011, the company announced this morning.
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Former business owner Hockett sentenced for bank fraud

August 31, 2009
Scott Olson
A federal judge this morning sentenced a former Indianapolis business owner to 18 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to bank fraud in May.
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Delaware County latest to join public-transportation group

August 31, 2009
 IBJ Staff
Delaware County has become the 10th county to join the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority, the quasi-governmental organization announced today.
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HICKS: Clunkers popularity went beyond consumers

August 29, 2009
Mike Hicks
The Cash for Clunkers program has seriously challenged my high-mindedness. It is time for a bit of soul searching.
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Airport axes five directors in cost-cutting move

August 21, 2009
Scott Olson
Five executives are among seven employees let go by the Indianapolis Airport Authority as part of its efforts to cut expenses amid declining airport revenue.
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Phoenix Group expands, may add 200 jobs

August 18, 2009
Scott Olson
The Phoenix Group, a Greenwood-based supply-chain services company, said yesterday that it has added 15 employees within the past month and plans to hire about 200 more workers by the end of 2010.
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Airport taxi times improve

August 17, 2009
 IBJ Staff
Passengers at Indianapolis International Airport are spending less time on the ground since the opening of the new midfield terminal.
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