Friday, August 7, 2009

Sports Channel, Pet Care, Life Sciences and Amtrak in Indy!!

Cable Company Introduces New Sports Channel

Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is launching a new channel devoted exclusively to Indiana high school, college and professional sports. HomeTown Sports Indiana is available to digital cable customers around Indiana. The programming will be available on channel 81 and also through On Demand. HomeTown Sports Indiana is produced by Noblesville-based HomeTown Television Corp.

Pet Care Company Targets Central Indiana

A national pet care franchising company says it plans to create 100 jobs in central Indiana over the next few years. It's part of nationwide expansion plans for FETCH! Pet Care. The company says it drives business to local franchisees through partnerships with major corporations that promote the pet care service as a perk to employees

Groundbreaking Set For New Life Sciences Facility

Indianapolis-based Dow AgroSciences LLC and Browning Investments Inc. will hold a ground breaking ceremony August 17 for a new research and development building. The facility is being built on Browning's Northwest Technology campus adjacent to Dow AgroSciences' headquarters on the city's northwest side. The building will house laboratories and offices for approximately 100 researchers. It's expected to be completed in mid 2010

EnerDel to Double Size of Indiana Headquarters

Indianapolis-based Enerdel Inc. says $118.5 million in federal stimulus money will enable it to immediately launch plans to double the size of its headquarters on the northeast side of the city. The grant, which was announced as part of President Barack Obama's visit to Elkhart County today, will have an immediate impact on EnerDel's plans to become a major manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles. Ener1 Inc. Chief Executive Officer Charles Gassenheimer tells Inside INdiana Business "we plan to grow from 150 jobs today to 3,000 jobs or more by 2015." EnerDel is also in the process of selecting a site for a second, much larger manufacturing operation, targeting a Brownfield site in Indiana. Gassenheimer says a decision will be made before the end of the year.

Amtrak rebuilds 1st car in Beech Grove
INDIANAPOLIS — Work has been completed on the first of 21 Amtrak passenger railcars to be rebuilt under the federal stimulus program at an Indiana maintenance facility.
Amtrak’s president joined workers today at its Beech Grove repair shop on the south side of Indianapolis to mark the car’s return to service.

Amtrak is using $19.3 million in stimulus money to rebuild the passenger cars, plus $13 million to rehabilitate 15 diesel locomotives. Amtrak says it has hired 108 people at the Beech Grove facility because of the additional work

....compiled from INside Indiana

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