If the manufacturer and drugmaker can come to an agreement, Rolls-Royce would lease the space formerly occupied by Eli Lilly and Co. and relocate some of its 2,500 employees to the downtown campus on South Meridian Street. Discussions are expected to last several months.
The decision holds potential bad news for Indianapolis engine maker Rolls-Royce, which produces the engines. Rolls-Royce is the region’s second-largest manufacturer, behind Eli Lilly and Co., with about 4,300 local employees.
British firm’s Indianapolis manufacturing facility will provide engine management and repair services, as well as logistics
and on-site technical support for Canadian military transport aircraft.
The new "focused factory" in Plainfield will produce lift fans for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The fan allows
one version of the aircraft to make helicopter-like landings.
The recession decimated Indiana’s auto-parts makers, but many other manufacturers in the state survived. After a year
adrift in the recession, they see signs of land ahead.
The good news continues for Rolls-Royce Corp.’s Indianapolis operations, which this week received an $11.1 million contract
to make gas turbine engines for the Army’s OH-58D Kiowa reconnaissance helicopters.
Rolls-Royce Corp. said Monday that the U.S. Air Force has awarded its Indianapolis operations an $8.5 million contract to
provide spare engine parts for the C-130J military transport aircraft.
Despite a vaguely worded veto threat by President Barack Obama, the House on Thursday easily adopted a major defense
policy bill that calls for continued development of a costly alternative engine for the Pentagon’s next-generation fighter
The measure holds potential bad news for Indianapolis engine maker Rolls-Royce because it does not contain funding for a key
jet engine the company produces, but lawmakers are expected to restore funding when the Senate and House combine bills into
a final version.
While military contractors scramble to protect big projects from Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ budgetary ax, Indianapolis
engine-maker Rolls-Royce is sitting pretty.