Despite a late freeze and the potential for Brood X cicada damage at the beginning of the wine grape growing season, experts believe Indiana will see a high yield this year. Purdue University viticulture extension specialist Miranda Purcell says wine grape harvesting begins in late August and runs through early October.
Indianapolis-based Premium Audio Co. and Sharp Corp. in Japan have created a joint venture and acquired the audio/video business of Japan-based Onkyo. PAC says it owns 75% of the joint venture and will manage all product development, engineering, sales, marketing and distribution of Onkyo's home entertainment business.
The state distributes the Community Development Block Grant funding for various community projects through the Office of Rural and Community Affairs.
The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has awarded more than $438,000 in planning grants to seven Indiana communities. OCRA says the grants will be used to develop specific plans to begin economic development projects.
Indiana American Water (NYSE: AWK) has kicked off a more than $24 million campaign to replace water mains in Gary. The utility says says the project will retire about five miles of water mains and add nearly 11 miles of new water mains over the next three years.
Travelers looking to head west will have new options beginning today as Indianapolis International Airport has added more nonstop flights. American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL) has added a nonstop to Austin, Texas and United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAL) has brought back a nonstop flight to San Francisco.
Lafayette-based Wabash National Corp. (NYSE: WNC) has announced a plan to expand its national footprint in the cargo van and truck body upfitting space with a new facility in Groveport, Ohio. The company says the new location will allow for greater speed and innovation to meed needs in the areas of cold chain, home delivery and parts and service.
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch have announced COVID-19 impact grants to help low-income communities prevent, prepare for and respond to the pandemic.
Ivy Tech University is expanding a partnership that began last year with Martin University in Indianapolis to address the advancement of minority students overcoming racial gaps. The schools will share Ivy Tech Vice President of Academic Quality and Assessment Dr. Marcus Kolb as an Executive on Loan.
American Sealants has announced plans to invest nearly $3 million into its Fort Wayne facility and add nearly 30 jobs by end of 2024. The company makes package adhesives and sealants for several markets, including construction, manufacturing and automotive aftermarket.