Indiana Technology & Science

Evergreen Packaging® and KidsGardening Name Winners of Carton 2 Garden™ Contest
Evergreen Packaging® and KidsGardening Name Winners of Carton 2 Garden™ Contest

2017-05-12

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 12, 2017 — Evergreen Packaging, a global leader in creating fiber-based packaging solutions, today announced the winners of the third annual Carton 2 Garden™ contest. The competition, administered by KidsGardening, gives students across the country a hands-on experience in repurposing empty milk and juice cartons to build or enhance their school gardens.  This project promotes life skills such as creativity, leadership, and teamwork, along with teaching students about healthy eating and the eco-friendly benefits of cartons. This year’s Carton 2 Garden winner categories include a $5,000 grand prize, three $2,500 specialty prizes, and ten $1,000 grade level prizes. The three specialty prize winners are awarded for their efforts in the following areas: STEM, the best use...

Winners Announced for NASA, Orbital ATK Rocketry Challenge
Winners Announced for NASA, Orbital ATK Rocketry Challenge

2017-05-12

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — For the first time in four years, a new team has won NASA’s Student Launch, the agency’s high-powered rocketry challenge, hosted by and held near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, April 5-8. The River City Rocketry team from the University of Louisville, in Louisville, Kentucky, captured top honors. They’ve proven hard work and determination pays off, literally, taking home a cash prize of $5,000, offered by Orbital ATK of Promontory, Utah, longtime corporate sponsor of the challenge. No stranger to success, this team from the bluegrass state placed second last year. Since 2011, they’ve earned 10 awards, including Best Vehicle Design, Safety Award, Project Award and more. In second place, after a record-setting “four-peat” as champions, is Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee....

Wayne Homes Attends 2017 Innovation Summit in Denver
Wayne Homes Attends 2017 Innovation Summit in Denver

2017-05-12

Learning more about our customer and what they are looking for in a new home is always an extremely valuable experience. Uniontown, OH May 12, 2017 — Last month, the Housing Innovation Alliance held their semi-annual Innovation Summit at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, CO. Wayne Homes team members George Murphy, President, and Maurie Jones, Vice President of Marketing, attended the conference. The mission of the Housing Innovation Alliance is to foster collaborative innovation, idea sharing and relationship building around topics in the housing industry. Attendees participated in a number of discussions, exchanging ideas and insights. Among the topics that were discussed were, evolving household dynamics affecting housing design, construction, and sale; new and improved finance and...

New MRI Data from Asterias' Ongoing SCiStar Clinical Study Indicates AST-OPC1 Cells Prevent Formation of Damaging Lesion Cavities in Patients Suffering Severe Spinal Cord Injury
New MRI Data from Asterias' Ongoing SCiStar Clinical Study Indicates AST-OPC1 Cells Prevent Formation of Damaging Lesion Cavities in Patients Suffering Severe Spinal Cord Injury

2017-05-11

FREMONT, Calif., May 11, 2017 — Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AST), a biotechnology company pioneering the field of regenerative medicine, today announced new positive serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data from its ongoing AST-OPC1 SCiStar Phase 1/2a clinical trial in patients with severe spinal cord injury, including: For the five AIS-A patients in the SCiStar study treated with 10 million AST-OPC1 cells (Cohort 2) who also received a serial MRI scan at six months of follow-up, the serial MRI scans at six months indicated no sign of lesion cavities in any patient.  These fluid-filled cavities typically form by about three months following severe spinal cord injury and prevent significant recovery of motor and sensory function.    For the three patients in Cohort 2 that have also completed 12 months of follow-up, serial MRI scans at 12 months continued to indicate no signs of lesion cavities. All three AIS-A patients who received a low dose of 2 million...

NiSource Finance Corp. Announces Cash Tender Offers for Certain Notes
NiSource Finance Corp. Announces Cash Tender Offers for Certain Notes

2017-05-11

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., May 11, 2017 — NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) announced today that its finance subsidiary, NiSource Finance Corp., has commenced cash tender offers (the “Tender Offers”) for four series of its outstanding debt securities. The tender offers are being made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase, dated May 11, 2017 (the “Offer to Purchase”), which sets forth a comprehensive description of the terms of the offers. NiSource Finance intends to fund the purchase price of the notes accepted in the offers with a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of long-term debt securities in a public offering announced separately today. Any and All Tender Offer for 6.125% Notes due 2022 Upon the terms and subject to the conditions described in the Offer to Purchase, NiSource Finance is offering to...

AT&T Invests Nearly $1.7 Billion Over 3-Year Period to Enhance Local Networks in Indiana
AT&T Invests Nearly $1.7 Billion Over 3-Year Period to Enhance Local Networks in Indiana

2017-05-11

INDIANAPOLIS, May 11, 2017 — At AT&T1, we’ve invested nearly $1.7 billion in our Indiana wireless and wired networks during 2014-2016. These investments drive a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first responders. In 2016, AT&T made more than 1,200 wireless network upgrades in Indiana. We added new cell sites, additional network capacity, and new wireless high-speed Internet connections.  Following the passage of recent state legislation, AT&T will continue its investment in Indiana with additional upgrades. “Gov. Eric Holcomb recently signed Senate Enrolled Act 213, which encourages companies to invest more in wireless infrastructure. We’re now speeding our wireless buildout plans in Indiana with tens...

Marsh Supermarkets, LLC Initiates Marketing Process for Remaining Stores
Marsh Supermarkets, LLC Initiates Marketing Process for Remaining Stores

2017-05-11

INDIANAPOLIS, May 11, 2017 — Marsh Supermarkets, LLC, today announced that it has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the District of Delaware, a step the Company has taken to enable its business operations to continue normally as it seeks a buyer for all or part of the 86-year-old grocery store chain. All of the Company’s 44 locations will continue normal operations throughout this process. “While today’s decision was extremely difficult, we believe this action is necessary to preserve the value of the business as we seek a sale,” said Chief Executive Officer Tom O’Boyle. “After reviewing every alternative, we concluded that Chapter 11 clearly provides the most effective and efficient means to ensure the best recovery for the Company’s stakeholders.” The Company has retained Peter J. Solomon Company as investment bank to market its assets. The Chapter 11 filing permits daily operations to continue...

Intermedix Brings Over 400 Health and Safety Professionals to…
Intermedix Brings Over 400 Health and Safety Professionals to…

2017-05-11

This year’s summit was one of our best to date since it allowed us to obtain a considerable amount of valuable industry expertise from our highly-regarded speakers… NASHVILLE, Tenn. May 11, 2017 — Intermedix Corporation brought over 400 physicians and disaster preparedness officials from the local, state and federal levels to Nashville this week for the company’s 2017 summit conference which took place Tuesday through Thursday at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Each year, Intermedix organizes this three-day event which includes numerous networking opportunities, breakout sessions to exchange pioneering ideas and information sessions that focus on various timely and pertinent subjects within the overall health and safety ecosystem. “The...

Schweickart, Inc. Announces Acquisition of OnHoldUSA
Schweickart, Inc. Announces Acquisition of OnHoldUSA

2017-05-10

We couldn’t be more excited to work with such an awesome team, and are honored to now be part of their future growth. May 10, 2017 — Schweickart, Inc. announced today its recent acquisition of OnHoldUSA, a 30 year-old media company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, which has provided full-service voice and telecom messaging services over the past three decades to clients such as Wal-Mart, Sears, Midas and Verizon. In a move designed to diversify and enhance its growing portfolio of companies, Schweickart, Inc. now serves as the parent company for OnHoldUSA, LLC, video content and technology solutions provider...

Generational Equity Announces Sale of Safis Solutions to PharmaLex Group
Generational Equity Announces Sale of Safis Solutions to PharmaLex Group

2017-05-10

DALLAS, May 10, 2017 — Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce the sale of its client, Safis Solutions LLC, to the PharmaLex Group. The acquisition closed April 7, 2017. Details were not disclosed. Safis Solutions, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, assists pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech companies around the globe in gaining and retaining product approvals with regulatory bodies in the U.S. and internationally.  “We are delighted to be joining the PharmaLex Group,” said Safis Solutions founder Ping Poulsen. “Not only can we expand our breadth and depth of expertise by being part of a global multinational company but a more mature infrastructure will allow us to offer our clients...

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