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IFN has more in mind for region’s broadband

By Doug LeDuc dleduc@kpcmedia.com Aug 15, 2018 Indianapolis-based Indiana Fiber Network has even more in store for northeast Indiana than the infrastructure it just built out for low-cost, high-speed broadband along the U.S. 30 corridor in Allen and Whitley counties. The new infrastructure now serving companies at the Park 30 Business Center in Columbia City and other businesses along U.S. 30 “went live with multiple customers prior to July and had a general blowout in July,” said…

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Cardinal IG receives tax abatement approval

By Ashlee Hoos ahoos@kpcmedia.com Aug 23, 2018 FREMONT — Cardinal IG has received approval from the Fremont Town Council on a 10-year tax abatement for a $4.3 million project that will add 10 jobs to the 300 already at the facility. Mike Connell, plant manager for Cardinal IG, said the project, which is $4 million for building expansion and $300,000 for equipment, is required to get additional resource power for organic growth as well as to give the company a platform for additional,…

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Rezoning ordinance for apartments passes on final reading

By Ashlee Hoos ahoos@kpcmedia.com Jul 19, 2018 ANGOLA — Rezoning of an Angola property for apartments geared toward entrepreneurs and artists received its final approval from the Angola Common Council Monday. The property, 907 S. Wayne St., was originally zoned low-intensity industrial, traditional residential and medium general commercial. It was changed to planned unit development. This will allow Keller Development and Brightpoint to construct a 50-unit affordable housing…

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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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