Skill Precast Expanding in Knox County

Vincennes-based Skill Precast LLC is planning to build a new manufacturing site in Knox County. The company, which makes precast concrete wall panels and pole bases, says it will invest $2.2 million to construct the facility and create up to 15 jobs.... Read More

Boat Maker Expanding in Elkhart

A manufacturer of pontoon and deck boats has broken ground on a $10 million expansion in Elkhart. Godfrey Marine says the expansion to its manufacturing facility will add more than 50 jobs over the next 18 months.... Read More

Cummins, Daimler Collaborate on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks

Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and Daimler Truck North America, a heavy-duty truck manufacturer based in Oregon, are partnering to install Cummins' hydrogen fuel cell powertrain on Freightliner Cascadia trucks. The partners say the collaboration will support their shared goal to reduce emissions.... Read More

Auto Supplier Growing in Huntington

Michigan-based Teijin Automotive Technologies will Thursday break ground on a $110 million expansion at its manufacturing plant in Huntington. The automotive components manufacturer says the project will add 164,000 square feet of space and create up to 225 jobs over the next several years.... Read More

LCI Industries Reports Q1 Profit

Elkhart-based LCI Industries (NYSE: LCII) is reporting first quarter net income of $196.2 million, up $122.1 million during the same period last year. LCI Industries’ President and Chief Executive Officer Jason Lippert says the company achieved record revenue and EBITDA during the quarter.... Read More

FireKing Workers Strike Over Wages, Healthcare Costs

Nearly 90 union workers at FireKing International LLC in New Albany went on strike Monday after rejecting a "best and final proposal" for a new collective bargaining agreement. The Teamsters Local 89 claim the company's offer "failed to keep wages up with inflation or the industry standard" and "failed to address serious inadequacies in the company’s healthcare plan."... Read More

Patrick Completes Diamondback Towers Acquisition

Elkhart-based Patrick Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: PATK) has completed the acquisition of Diamondback Towers LLC, a Florida-based manufacturer of wakeboard and ski towers and accessories for marine original equipment manufacturers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.... Read More

Grand Design Debuts Customer Service Facility

Middlebury-based Grand Design RV has unveiled its 300,000-square-foot customer service facility. The Elkhart Truth reports the facility is part of a larger growth initiative that Grand Design says will create up to 700 jobs.... Read More

Yonkman: New Indy Plant Represents ‘Holistic Approach’

Bloomington based Cook Medical’s new Indianapolis manufacturing plant could mean 200 jobs over the next several years, but the jobs and the $15 million investment are only part of the story. Employees at the plant, which officially opened last week, will come from the neighborhood around East 38th Street and Sheridan Avenue, which has been struggling economically for years. ... Read More

Toyota, Cornell to Launch Forklift Learning Studio

Columbus-based Toyota Material Handling and Cornell University’s College of Engineering are forming a partnership to provide hands-on engineering experience. Toyota says the Forklift Learning Studio will incorporate Toyota equipment to provide an immersive education that connects theory with application.... Read More

Cook President Hopes Indy Plant Becomes Model for Future

The president of Bloomington-based Cook Medical Inc. says a new manufacturing plant on the near northside of Indianapolis is a win-win for everyone. The company, along with Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana and the Central Indiana Community Foundation, this morning marked the opening of the facility, which will ultimately employ 100 area residents. ... Read More

Distribution Company Opens Lebanon Facility

A global distribution company headquartered in New York is setting up shop in central Indiana. PCA Group, which provides logistics and digital marketing services for the beauty and wellness sector, has opened a distribution facility in Lebanon and plans to add more than 100 jobs.... Read More

Logistics Company Details Plainfield Change

A Switzerland-based logistics company is detailing plans to lay off more than a dozen employees in central Indiana. In a notice to the state, Kuehne+Nagel Inc. says it will cease operations for Rolls-Royce Corp. at its facility in Plainfield.... Read More

Patrick Industries Reports Q1 Growth

Elkhart-based Patrick Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: PATK) is reporting first quarter net income of $112.7 million, a 137% increase over the same period last year. Chief Executive Officer Andy Nemeth attributes the results to improved scheduling and more consistent material procurement, as well as strong production levels across all end markets.... Read More

Welch Packaging Expanding in Indy

An Elkhart-based packaging company is expanding its corrugator operations to Indianapolis. Welch Packaging says it is installing a new corrugator line in an existing facility on the city's northwest side and plans to create at least 50 jobs.... Read More

Fort Wayne Pump Maker to be Acquired

Ohio-based The Gorman-Rupp Co. (NYSE: GRC) says it will acquire the Fill-Rite business of Tuthill Corp. in Chicago in a $525 million deal. Fill-Rite, based in Fort Wayne, manufactures the Fill-Rite and Sotera brands of liquid transfer pumps, meters and related products at facilities in Allen County and Lenexa, Kansas.... Read More

Incentives Approved for Plymouth Distribution Center

The Plymouth Common Council has approved a tax abatement for South Bend-based Holladay Properties, which is building a $3.1 million distribution center in the Marshall County city. The building will serve as the northern Indiana headquarters for Carmel-based replacement window company Renewal by Andersen.... Read More

Metal Recycler Investing in Fort Wayne

A newly-formed international metal recycling firm is bringing a major project to Fort Wayne. The city says Exurban USA Inc. will invest $300 million to build a new facility in the Adams Township Industrial Park and create about 200 full-time jobs.... Read More