FCA Expansion to Create 200 Jobs in Kokomo

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says its previously-announced $400 million investment in Kokomo will create nearly 200 jobs and retain 1,000 more. The automaker plans to repurpose an idled transmission plant in the Howard County city into what will now be known as the Kokomo Engine Plant. The facility will produce the GMET4 engine, which is used…

Duke Energy Cautions Customers Regarding Utility Scammers

Duke Energy is warning its Indiana customers to be on guard against phone calls from utility scammers who are demanding that customers pay their electric bill immediately or risk having their electric service disconnected within the hour. “We’ve noticed an increase in customer reports of scam calls recently,” said Duke Energy Indiana President Stan Pinegar.…

Business Spotlight: Jim’s Heating And Air Conditioning

Jim’s Heating and Air Conditioning was started in 2011 by Jim Scott. Co-owner and son Tyler Scott now helps lead the company.  Jim’s is in the process of installing a major HVAC renovation in one of the largest buildings in Clinton County, Wesley Manor Retirement Center. Like all nursing homes in Indiana, Wesley Manor is…

Police: Don’t Push Your Luck. Drive Sober This March

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. That’s the important reminder coming from The Boone County Traffic Safety Partnership with two of the heaviest drinking events of the year around the corner: St. Patrick’s Day and the NCAA tournament. All throughout March, officers will be conducting overtime patrols and sobriety checkpoints to prevent dangerous and impaired…

Boone County Gets Out The Crystal Ball In State Of The Community Breakfast

Boone County Chamber of Commerce, Zionsville Chamber of Commerce and the Boone County Economic Development Corporation held its third annual State of the Chamber Breakfast attracting about 175 Boone County leaders and stakeholders to the 4-H Fairgrounds on the south side of Lebanon. Panelists included: Jeff Wolfe: Boone County Commissioner Elise Nieshalla: Boone County Council…

Coronavirus: Potential Impact on Indiana Manufacturing

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that even without one human case of coronavirus within Indiana’s borders, the Hoosier state could feel a deep impact from the disease as it starts to impede manufacturing, according to an IUPUC professor. Stocks plunged last week amid escalating fears of the coronavirus’ spread and the damage it could inflict…

Remembrance Day Set in Honor of Jacob Pickett

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement on Monday. “Today, we remember the life of our fallen brother, Deputy Jacob Pickett. Two years ago today, we tragically lost our deputy, husband, father and friend. March 2 will always be a humble and somber day to the people of Boone County. Deputy Pickett succumbed…

Judy Sheets Sworn-In as New Frankfort Mayor

Judy Sheets was officially sworn-in as the new Mayor of Frankfort on Saturday morning before a standing-room only crowd at Old Stoney. Sheets, who was beginning her fourth term as Frankfort Clerk-Treasurer, was elected to the position in a three-way mayoral caucus against Board of Works member Kenny Estes and Frankfort City Councilman Eric Woods…

Automotive Supplier Plans Clinton County Expansion

NHK Seating of America Inc. (NHK Seating), a manufacturer of automotive seats and related safety units and a supplier for Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA), announced plans today to expand its Clinton County manufacturing operations, constructing a new facility that will more than triple the company’s footprint. To support its growth, NHK Seating plans to…