The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

Local Business

March 30, 2013

Business Briefs: March 31

Duke Energy begins rolling out new logo

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  — Duke Energy is ready to roll out its new logo.

The logo with light blue, dark blue and green arcs and the company name in all capital letters represents Duke Energy’s merger with Progress Energy last year. Duke Energy spokeswoman Ginny Mackin says the logo is one of many steps to creating the unified company.

Duke Energy will begin placing its logo on buildings, utility trucks, bills and other items Monday in areas that were served by Duke Energy before the merger. Areas that were served by Progress Energy before the merger will begin seeing the new logo in late April.

The new Duke Energy serves more than 7 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The company now has almost 28,000 employees.

Cardiac Lab earns accreditation

MUNCIE — Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital Echocardiography Laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in the Adult Transthoracic area of Echocardiography.

Accreditation by the IAC means that IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Echocardiography Laboratory has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.

IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operation as well as the submission of actual case studies for review. The case studies are crucial in determining the facility’s compliance with the standards, and are the basis for judgment of the quality of work that facilities perform..

IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to Echocardiography, which include physicians, technologists and medical physicists.

SCORE Workshop Starts April 4

ANDERSON —  SCORE repeats their successful Business Planning Workshop that focus on your customer. The five-week workshop will help potential entrepreneurs and current business owners lay the groundwork for profit and growth.  With one on one mentoring, you will have a business plan to present to bankers at the final meeting.  The sessions will be at the First United Methodist Church in Anderson, for five consecutive Thursdays, starting April 4 and ending May 2.

Structural casting manufacturer expands in Delaware County

MUNCIE —  Delaware Dynamics, LLC, a provider of die casting services,announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 13 new jobs by 2015.

The homegrown-Hoosier company will invest $4.9 million to renovate and equip its current 155,000 square-foot facility located at 700 South Mulberry St. in Muncie. As part of the project, Delaware Dynamics will update its software and technology for the production of a new market line of structural thin-wall die cast aluminum.   

Delaware Dynamics, which currently has 112 full-time employees in Indiana, has already begun hiring additional CNC machinists and die cast assembly personnel.

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