Jennings County factory announces expansion

first_imgPhoto Courtesy of: County, In. — Decatur Plastic Products has announced an expansion in Jennings County that will create 40 new jobs by 2019.“Geographically, Indiana is a great location with access to multiple major metropolitan areas and shipping lanes,” said Robert Riley, president and chief financial officer for Decatur Plastic Products. “In addition, there is significant manufacturing within and around Indiana, the state government seeks out mutually-beneficial partnerships with businesses in order to foster growth opportunities, and there are a number of great academic institutions within the state such as Purdue, Indiana and Notre Dame.”The expansion to the facility will include equipment upgrades and training totaling $3 million. The plan includes improved safety, leadership and career training.Founded in 1983, the company provides injection molding, flocking, assembly and finishing services, as well as engineering and material assistance for its customers, including PK USA, Heartland Automotive and Faurecia. In addition, the company offers supply chain services, providing its customers with inventory management programs as well as warehousing and shipping services. Decatur Plastics Products was one of the first 200 organizations in the world to implement IATF 16949:2016, which is the new and most widely used international quality management systems standard in the automotive industry, completing the transition from the previous standard one year before required.last_img read more

More of the same from Sturridge

first_img Press Association “We do still want another striker but that will depend on the availability. Sunday was about winning and we got there.” Despite the critics predicting a tough time for Southampton after a summer exodus of players and their manager, they performed well and during the second half especially looked capable of repeating last season’s victory at Anfield. “I think we played a great second half, after 1-1 I think there was one team on the pitch playing and it was Southampton,” said new boss Ronald Koeman. “We had a chance to score the second one, two great opportunities but the quality of Liverpool, they don’t need many opportunities to score and that makes the difference. “The way we played I think brings us a lot of confidence.” Last season the pair scored 52 league goals between them but following the Uruguayan’s £75million departure to Barcelona his former team-mate came to the fore with the winner in a 2-1 victory over Southampton. It was Sturridge’s 36th goal in 50 appearances for the club and only George Allan, with 41 in the late 19th century, scored more in that period. “For Daniel, it was just a continuation, showing he can get goals,” said Rodgers. “That is 36 goals in 50 appearances which is (almost) the best of any striker in Liverpool’s history. That shows the level he is at. “He always looks like he will score. It was a poacher’s goal, one of those where you anticipate a knockdown.” The knockdown came from Raheem Sterling, who had scored the first-half opener after a brilliant through-ball by Jordan Henderson with the outside of his weaker left foot. Full-back Nathaniel Clyne smashed home the equaliser as Southampton seized the initiative after the break only for Sturridge to ensure Suarez was not missed – for now at least. The Uruguayan may have gone but he is still never far from a mention where Liverpool are concerned and Rodgers revealed the striker had not yet forgotten about his former team-mates. “He sent us a lovely text wishing us all the best, which was a great gesture. He is a friend now of Liverpool,” added the Reds boss. “I texted him back. He’s a great boy but he is gone now. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects striker Daniel Sturridge to maintain his brilliant early form for the club and so lessen the impact of Luis Suarez’s departure. last_img read more

Explaining the Syracuse basketball scholarship situation for the next 2 seasons

first_imgWith the commitment of 7-foot-2 Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu, Syracuse’s scholarship situation is a bit more complicated since the NCAA has yet to rule on the Orange’s appeal. As part of the sanctions, SU lost three scholarships a year for four years, which means SU can only have 10 scholarship players on the roster each season instead of the standard 13 scholarship players.Chukwu’s commitment brings SU’s total number of scholarship players on the 2015-16 roster to 11, but since the NCAA has yet to rule on Syracuse’s appeal of the scholarship reductions, SU is allowed to begin carrying only 10 scholarship players in the 2016-17 season if the appeal does in fact fail.In the scenario that Syracuse wins the appeal and gets one scholarship back, the sanctions will begin in the 2015-16 season since 11 scholarship players won’t be over the limit.And yes, this means Syracuse doesn’t have an open scholarship for the likes of Class of 2016 prospects Tyus Battle or Alterique Gilbert. However, offseason movement such as an early NBA Draft entry or a transfer — SU had both this year — could open up a spot.Here’s a breakdown of the complicated scenarios:AdvertisementThis is placeholder text2015-16 scholarship players (11):Michael Gbinije, seniorTrevor Cooney, seniorDaJuan Coleman, juniorTyler Roberson, juniorChinonso Obokoh, juniorKaleb Joseph, sophomorePaschal Chukwu, sophomoreMalachi Richardson, freshmanFrank Howard, freshmanMoustapha Diagne, freshmanTyler Lydon, freshmanOnce again, if Syracuse is at 11 – one over the limit – when the NCAA hypothetically denies the appeal, the sanctions will begin in 2016-17 and not next season.2016-17 scholarship players, assuming no transfers or early departures (10):DaJuan Coleman, seniorTyler Roberson, seniorChinonso Obokoh, seniorKaleb Joseph, juniorPaschal Chukwu, juniorMalachi Richardson, sophomoreFrank Howard, sophomoreMoustapha Diagne, sophomoreTyler Lydon, sophomoreMatthew Moyer, freshmanIf either A) a player transfers, B) someone leaves early for the draft or C) Syracuse gets a scholarship back in the appeal, a spot will open up for another Class of 2016 prospect.But unless one of those happens, Moyer will be the lone freshman on scholarship for the 2016-17 season. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 28, 2015 at 3:12 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Fired-up Ravens beat Steelers 26-6 without Rice

first_imgBaltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) gets a hand on, but does not catch, a pass as Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen (28) defends during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)BALTIMORE (AP) – A short and tumultuous work week for the Baltimore Ravens ended with a surprisingly lopsided victory.Playing three days after running back Ray Rice was released, the Ravens got a pair of touchdown passes from Joe Flacco and rolled past the rival Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 on Thursday night.Rice was reaching the end of a two-game suspension for domestic violence when a video of him striking his then-fiancee surfaced Monday. By the end of the day, the three-time Pro Bowler had been cut by Baltimore and suspended indefinitely by the NFL.The media immediately descended upon the team’s training complex, and the line of questioning had little to do with this heated AFC North rivalry.The Ravens (1-1) shrugged off the distraction to bounce back from a season-opening loss at home to division rival Cincinnati.Bernard Pierce took over for Rice to gain 96 yards on 22 carries as part of a ground game that finished with 157 yards. Flacco went 21 for 29 for 166 yards and two TD throws to tight end Owen Daniels, and Justin Tucker kicked four field goals.Pittsburgh (1-1) managed only two field goals and committed three turnovers – one that halted its opening drive, another that set up a fourth-quarter field goal by Tucker, and an interception by Ben Roethlisberger with 1:51 remaining.It was only the second time in the last 11 regular-season meetings between the teams that the outcome was decided by more than three points.Roethlisberger completed 22 of 37 passes for 217 yards. It was the first time since Nov. 26, 2006, that Baltimore held Pittsburgh without a touchdown.After Tucker kicked a 23-yard field goal for a 20-6 lead, Steelers tight end Heath Miller fumbled on a hit by rookie C.J. Mosley, who took the loose ball to the Pittsburgh 20.That led to a 22-yarder by Tucker with 11:14 left.Although the Rice video and the reaction was the talk of Baltimore for much of the week, a few fans showed their loyalty to the banished running back by wearing his No. 27 jersey.But the crowd of 71,181 was quick to turn its attention to on-field action at the opening kickoff.Aided by a roughing the passer call against Courtney Upshaw on the third play of the game, Pittsburgh held the ball for more than eight minutes before Justin Brown fumbled and Baltimore recovered at its own 15.The Ravens then moved 85 yards in 12 plays with the help of two Pittsburgh penalties, the last a 23-yard pass interference call against Cortez Allen that set up a 2-yard touchdown pass from Flacco to Daniels.Pierce and Justin Forsett combined for 32 yards on Baltimore’s next series, which ended in a field goal for a 10-0 lead.Pittsburgh finally broke through with 2:50 left in the half, getting a field goal to cap an 11-play, 73-yard drive.It was 10-6 before Flacco connected with Daniels on a 1-yard touchdown pass to cap an 80-yard drive highlighted by Flacco’s 24-yard completion to tight end Dennis Pitta.___AP NFL website: and read more