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Cardinal IG receives VPP Star Certification

FREMONT — Cardinal IG is one of only 90 businesses in the state of Indiana to receive the Voluntary Protection Program Star Certification award from the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A ceremony was held Wednesday at Cardinal IG, 301 McSwain Drive, honoring the plant with a certificate and a flag identifying them as a VPP Star work site. Indiana Deputy Commissioner of Labor Tim Maley made the presentation to Cardinal Plant Manager Mike Connell and a room full…

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Vestil breaks ground for newest facility

KPC News Service Apr 30, 2018 Updated May 1, 2018 ANGOLA — Vestil Manufacturing, a fourth-generation business based in Angola, broke ground today expanding its operations and plans to create up to 100 new jobs by 2021. “Indiana has worked diligently to build one of the top business climates in the country, where one in five Hoosiers works in manufacturing,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. “We are proud that Vestil Manufacturing, a fourth-generation manufacturer,…

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Cintas gets OSHA certification

KPC News Service Apr 30, 2018 Updated May 1, 2018 ANGOLA — The Angola location of Cintas, the uniform rental company, received a Voluntary Protection Program Star certification from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration last week. Announcement of the award took place during a special ceremony at Cintas with both Angola Mayor Richard Hickman and Angola Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jeff Rhodes in attendance. Rhodes said from his perspective it was a great…

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Trine to Launch Entrepreneurial Leadership Doctorate

Trine to Launch Entrepreneurial Leadership Doctorate Posted: Apr 27, 2018 10:59 AM EDTUpdated: Apr 27, 2018 10:59 AM EDT By Alex Brown, Multimedia Journalist ANGOLA - Trine University in Angola has announced plans to launch its second doctoral degree program. The Higher Learning Commission has approved the Ph.D. in entrepreneurial leadership program, which will begin enrolling students this fall.  The program will be offered online and the university says it will not restrict…

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Miller Poultry named Whole Foods Supplier of the Year

KPC News Service Apr 25, 2018  AUSTIN, Texas — Miller Poultry was named the Supplier of the Year in the perishable foods category for Whole Foods Market at the sixth annual Supplier Awards Night on April 19 in Austin, Texas. The event spotlighted producers that exemplify the grocer’s mission and core values through their commitment to quality, environmental stewardship, ethical sourcing and culinary innovation. Miller Poultry began in the 1940s in northern Indiana as a company…

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Carson to address graduates at Trine’s 133rd commencement

KPC News Service Apr 10, 2018 Updated Apr 11, 2018 ANGOLA — Benjamin S. Carson Sr., M.D., Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will deliver the address at Trine University’s 133rd commencement ceremony in May. “Dr. Carson’s life is a shining example for Trine graduates and the community of the success that results from hard work and dedication,” said Earl D. Brooks II, Trine University president. “We look forward to his insights from his distinguished…

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Blume named to 2018 class of Forty Under 40

FORT WAYNE — Jason Blume, executive director of Innovation One, was honored with members of the 2018 class of Business Weekly’s Forty Under 40 on Thursday, March 29. Members of the class were honored at a special awards dinner at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum Conference Center. The Forty Under 40 Awards honor 40 individuals 39 years of age and younger who go above and beyond at work and in the community to make a difference. KPC Media Group, which sponsors the awards, said the…

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Angola receives 2018 street project bids

By Ashlee Hoos ahoos@kpcmedia.com March 20, 2018  ANGOLA — Bids were opened Monday night at the Angola Common Council meeting by Street Superintendent Doug Anderson for the 2018 Street Improvement Project. The project is for reconstruction on Redding Road, South Elizabeth Street and Woodard Avenue. Reconstruction includes the roadway, asphalt paving, concrete curbing, gutter, sidewalk and driveway approach as well as site restoration. Originally, the project was estimated at…

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HCI Forum hears discussion, ideas from the Angola community

By Ashlee Hoos  ahoos@kpcmedia.com Mar 16, 2018 Updated Mar 17, 2018 ANGOLA — Three rounds of discussion about the paths of placemaking, local economy and local leadership led the way during the Angola Hometown Collaboration Initiative Forum held Thursday night at Angola High School. The forum was held as part of the initiative to get citizens’ input and let them express their feelings and thoughts about what should be done to improve the community. With the forum complete, facts…

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Angola HCI forum will address placemaking, leadership, economy

By Ashlee Hoos  ahoos@kpcmedia.com Mar 12, 2018 Updated March 13, 2018 ANGOLA — The registration numbers are in, and 97 people signed up to attend Thursday’s Hometown Collaboration Initiative Community Forum at Angola High School. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and the forum kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria common area at the high school, 350 S. John McBride Ave. The initiative is a partnership between the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, Purdue…

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