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Greene honored with first Outstanding Asphalt Industry Educator Award

Nov 2, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS — The Board of Directors of the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana has announced that Gary Greene, associate professor of civil engineering at Trine University, is the recipient of the association's inaugural "Outstanding Asphalt Industry Educator Award." Greene will be presented with this recognition at the organization's annual meeting in Indianapolis on Dec. 20 at the Indianapolis Marriot East Conference Center. This award is not meant to be presented…

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Trine sees rise in career fair participation

KPC News Service Oct 24, 2018  ANGOLA — With a record number of students on its main campus and area businesses competing for quality employees in the face of historically low unemployment, Trine University has seen a huge jump this fall in career fair participation by students and employers. The fairs and the university’s career bootcamp are part of the strategy that helps Trine boast an employment rate of more than 99 percent for its graduates. “Career events aren’t just for…

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Unemployment takes a big drop in northeast Indiana

KPC News Service Oct 23, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS — Northeast Indiana continues to have some of the lowest unemployment rates in Indiana after all four counties in the extreme northeast corner experienced declines in September, says data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. DeKalb, Noble and Steuben counties experienced declines of 0.7 of a percentage point and LaGrange 0.6 of a percentage point in September compared to August, the data says. At 2.2 percent unemployed,…

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Planners give green light to insurance building

By Lee Sauer news@kpcmedia.com ANGOLA — The Angola Plan Commission has approved a plan to build an insurance office building in a vacant lot a few blocks north of downtown. The commission met Monday in City Hall. Wagler and Associates intends to build an office building for Northwest Mutual Insurance on two back-to-back properties that stretch between North Wayne and Elizabeth streets. City Planner Vivian Likes told the council the proposed address for the property is 417 North Wayne…

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Orland doing depot work with grant

By Amy Oberlin aoberlin@kpcmedia.com Oct 10, 2018 ORLAND — A historic Orland building is getting a new roof. The work was made possible through a $5,000 grant from the Orland Fund at the Steuben County Community Foundation. “Thanks to the very hard work of Robin Sears,” added Orland Clerk Treasurer April Sanders during Monday night’s Orland Town Council meeting in the Orland Community Building. Sears is one of the three members of the town council. Work on a new dark gray roof at…

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Hamilton students take Manufacturing Day tour

By Dave Kurtz dkurtz@kpcmedia.com Oct 6, 2018 Updated Oct 6, 2018 HAMILTON — Junior and senior students from Hamilton High School visited a hometown factory Friday as part of nationwide Manufacturing Day. Triton Metal Products products gave the students tours of its high-tech plant on the town’s west side. The company promoted a message that jobs with high pay levels are available in manufacturing. A brochure given to students carried the slogan, “College pay without the college…

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Cardinal IG expanding its Fremont plant

KPC News Service Oct 6, 2018 Updated Oct 6, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS — Cardinal IG in Fremont was one of 22 companies that announced plans to locate or expand in Indiana in conjunction with National Manufacturing Day, which was Friday. The companies are committing to invest more than $154 million in their Hoosier operations and create up to 1,090 new jobs over the next several years. “Each day, Hoosiers across the state are developing new solutions and creating crucial products that are…

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Hickman shares optimism for Innovation Park

By Mike Marturello mmarturello@kpcmedia.com Sep 28, 2018  ANGOLA — Mayor Dick Hickman hinted that big things are ahead for the development known as Innovation Park during an update given to members of the Angola Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. The development, at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Interstate 69, is more than a decade in the making, its roots dating to 2003, just two years after Hickman took over the mayor’s office. While the conclusion of his talk might have…

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Biomedical firm receives funding from Angola board

By Lee Sauer news@kpcnews.com Sep 27, 2018  ANGOLA — A company that hopes to develop and sell a device that performs multiple blood tests in real time will receive a $12,500 grant from the Angola Investment Fund. On Tuesday, AIF’s Account Board met in City Hall with representatives of Blaire Biomedical. The company was formed by Trine University Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Melanie G. Watson, Ph.D., who is working on the device. Because of proprietary…

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Local Industries hosting tours for National Manufacturing Day

(Angola, IN) September 24, 2018 – In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2018, four Angola manufacturers will open their doors on Saturday, September 29th to the public as part of an effort to change people’s perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide. In addition to the open houses and facility tours, a tent area will host booths from additional manufacturers and local…

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