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Hoosier Gasket Corp. Acquires Swedish Company

Indianapolis-based manufacturer Hoosier Gasket Corp. has acquired Brickpack AB, a gasket and fabrications provider based in Sweden. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Terre Haute ‘Staple’ Reopens for Business

The historic bar in Terre Haute has reopened its doors. The Copper Bar celebrated its grand reopening last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce.

Kraege to lead Heritage Group Accelerator

Co-Founder and former Chief Executive Officer of MOBI Scott Kraege is joining Techstars as managing director of The Heritage Group Accelerator, powered by Techstars in Indianapolis. Kraege, who is also a co-owner of The Vogue in Broad Ripple says his goals in the new position include driving exposure and leveraging resources for startup founders.

Howard County councilman, Kokomo restaurant and funeral home owner, dies at 55

The owner of Cone Palace in Kokomo has died. Jeffrey Stout was also owner of Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory as well as a Howard County councilman up for re-election this year. He was 55.

ProTeam Tactical opens second facility in Grand Park

ProTeam Tactical Performance has opened its second location inside Grand Park’s Pacers Athletic Center in Westfield. The new 3800-square-foot facility provides rehab and recovery practices to Hoosier firefighters and police officers.

16 Tech seeks designers for bridge project

Indianapolis-based 16 Tech Community Corp. is seeking applicants for a major addition to its Innovation District. The company will accept RFQ submissions for the new $14.5 million bridge design and construction project on the northwest side of downtown Indianapolis through March 10.

New Talent Initiative launching in Kosciusko County

The Kosciusko Economic Development Corp. is launching a new initiative to promote talent attraction and retention in the county. The organization is currently developing services to streamline commutes and help workers reach their career goals.

NE Indiana Partnership launches Mural Fest

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne Inc. have established Make It Your Own Mural Fest, an initiative to engage the areas counties and boost tourism. The 11-day event calls for regional, national and international artists who will create 11 murals one in each of the 11 counties of Northeast Indiana.

INDOT invests $120M for infrastructure improvements

The Indiana Department of Transportation is announcing a major investment in local road and bridge improvements and sidewalk projects. The department is awarding $120.8 million in federal transportation funding to 52 cities, towns and counties in rural Indiana.

Conboy named president of Saint Mary’s College

Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame has named its new president. Katie Conboy succeeds Nancy Nekvasil, who has served as Interim President since 2018.