Indianapolis Business Journal

APRIL 13-19, 2018

Can you name one defining characteristic of each of the three men running in the GOP primary for Joe Donnelly’s U.S. Senate seat? Can you name any of the three men? The Republican rivals are scrambling to stand out as the primary approaches. Lindsey Erdody gives Mike Braun, Luke Messer and Todd Rokita the profile treatment. Also in this week’s issue, Hayleigh Colombo explains how the surplus cash in Indianapolis’ downtown TIF district has dried up. And Samm Quinn has a preview of Live Nation’s burgeoning concert lineup at its outdoor venues in Noblesville and Indianapolis.

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Manufacturers struggle to go digital in supply chains

Even as manufacturers pursue digital supply-chain strategies and technologies, most companies in a recent survey said they don’t expect to have a fully integrated digital supply chain anytime soon. According to the JDA 2018 Intelligent Manufacturing Survey, 46 percent of companies surveyed said they are actively pursuing strategies and technologies to digitize their supply chains […]

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Cummins has record number of patents in 2017

Cummins Inc. received 287 patents from the United States and other countries in 2017—a record for the manufacturer. Last year marked the fifth straight increase in the number of patents the company received, starting in 2013 when Cummins earned 156 patents. Cummins got its start as a diesel-engine maker, but today the company is working […]

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Medical-device maker expands in Shelbyville

Medical-device maker PMC Smart Solutions is wrapping up a $5 million expansion at its Shelbyville manufacturing plant that will triple its current medical-manufacturing space. The project, which is expected to be complete this month, adds another 10,000 square feet to the facility, bringing its total size to 80,000 square feet. Production is to start in […]

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Calumet acquires startup

Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP announced that it has acquired Irvine, California-based startup Biosynthetic Technologies LLC. Terms were not disclosed. Biosynthetic Technologies has developed a proprietary process for converting the fatty acids in plant and animal oils into high-performance synthetic oils that can be used in industrial lubricants, personal-care items and other chemical sectors. […]

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Open offices aren’t for everyone

Thank you for featuring Liz Malatestinic’s article, “Open work spaces: Does your company fit?” in your March 23 issue. Since I’m passionate about optimizing office spaces to best support employees, Malatestinic’s perspective struck a chord. As Malatestinic noted, “don’t simply jump on the bandwagon of the latest trend without doing your research.” The office environment […]

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