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RES Polyflow ties up loose ends with county

By Mike Marturello mmarturello@kpcmedia.com Jul 19, 2018 ANGOLA — It’s getting to be crunch time for RES Polyflow in its quest to obtain financing for its proposed waste-to-fuel production operation slated to be built near Ashley. Representatives of the Ohio-based company and its key financial backer went before the Steuben County Board of Commissioners on Monday to tie up loose ends as they head toward finalizing financing for the $130 million project east of Ashley in Steuben…

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Plan commission recommends rezoning of property

By Ashlee Hoos ahoos@kpcmedia.com Jun 13, 2018 ANGOLA — The Angola Plan Commission is forwarding a favorable recommendation to the Angola Common Council to amend the city zoning map for the property at 907 S. Wayne St., which passed by a 6-5 vote. The current zoning for the property, which houses the Steuben Enterprise Center, is low intensity industrial district, traditional residential and small to medium general commercial. The applicants, Brightpoint and Keller Development,…

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Vestil lands $8M tax credit for latest expansion

By Mike Marturello mmarturello@kpcmedia.com May 25, 2018 ANGOLA — Vestil Manufacturing received an $8 million federal tax credit through a Fort Wayne entity that recently expanded to serve northeast Indiana. Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry on Thursday announced the City of Fort Wayne New Markets Revitalization Fund anticipates investing in six projects located throughout northeast Indiana. Of the six, only Vestil was outside of Allen County. This was the first time the allocations could…

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Steuben OKs $1.5M loan to Ashley for industrial infrastructure

By Mike Marturello May 22, 2018 -  ANGOLA — Steuben County has approved an agreement to provide a $1.5 million loan to Ashley for infrastructure for RES Polyflow. In their meeting Monday, commissioners approved an agreement that will enable the Ohio-based manufacturer of plastics-to-fuel energy recovery systems to close on its lending through the Indiana Bond Bank. RES Polyflow spokesman Michael Dungan said the company plans to finalize its lending in about six to eight weeks then…

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Trine, IU McKinney ink law school partnership

Herald Republican May 22, 2018 - ANGOLA — Trine University and the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law have reached an agreement that will allow Trine students to complete a juris doctor degree through IU McKinney in a combined six years of undergraduate and graduate work. The agreement also creates the Trine University Law Scholar program, which provides one exceptional Trine student or alumnus each year a minimum half-tuition scholarship and a guaranteed experiential…

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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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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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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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State of city: Hickman wants to set the bar, not raise it

By Mike Marturello  mmarturello@kpcmedia.com Feb 19, 2018 ANGOLA — Mayor Dick Hickman doesn’t want to raise the bar for the community, he wants Angola to set the bar by which other cities aspire to achieve. That was one of the many accolades the mayor presented in his 18th State of the City report presented Monday night to the Angola Common Council. “My goal for the City of Angola is not to just keep raising the bar. I want the City of Angola to be the bar that other communities…

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