Vincennes University is receiving $2.3 million from the U.S. Department of Education to support its TRIO Upward Bound program. The university says the funding will help serve populations of first-generation and income-eligible high school students who want to pursue a college education.
VINCENNES, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) - Knox County is working with several other counties in southwest Indiana to better understand the region’s supply and demand of childcare. Knox County Indiana Economic Development says it has joined the Southern Indiana Gateway region to support the efforts.
ELKHART, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) - Elkhart-based Tepe Sanitary Supply Inc. has been acquired by Imperial Dade, a distributor of food service packaging and janitorial supplies located in New Jersey. While financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, Imperial Dade says customers will benefit from the expanded product and service offerings.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) - Evansville-based Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE: BERY) is boosting its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The company says it has committed to reducing its Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2025, after surpassing its initial goal of 8% four years ahead of schedule.
ELKHART, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) - Elkhart-based Dexter Axle Co. has acquired Premium Supply Ltd. in Texas, a company specializing in custom trailer hoists, hydraulic kits, pumps, controls, and accessories. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) - The Purdue for Life Foundation is launching a new division in support of Purdue University’s diversity, inclusion and belonging priorities. The foundation says the division, led by Assistant Vice President of Advancement for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Jacqueline Gatson, will develop alumni engagement and fundraising strategies to create connections with volunteers, mentors, industry partners and donors.
STATEWIDE (Inside INdiana Business) - Texas-based CenterPoint Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNP) is planning to further modernize its natural gas distribution system. The utility, which has a major presence in Indiana, has contracted with Washington-based Itron Inc. (Nasdaq: ITRI) to install three million natural gas ultrasonic smart meters.
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) - Plainfield-based Duke Energy Indiana is awarding nearly $120,000 in grants to 26 economic development organizations. Duke Energy says the funding is intended to catalyze job creation and investment throughout the state.
COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) - The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $222 million contract to ERAPSCO in Columbia City and Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) in Virginia. The contract is a price modification to a previously-awarded contract which calls for the production of 18,000 sonobuoys for the U.S. Navy.
CENTRAL INDIANA (Inside INdiana Business) - The U.S. Economic Development Administration is awarding a $1.7 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Northwest Central Indiana Community Partnerships Inc. in West Lafayette. The funding will be used to expand broadband access in central Indiana in support of the region’s manufacturing, agricultural and technology industries.