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June 8, 2014

Business briefs, June 8, 2014

Farm Credit breaks ground for new office

Farm Credit Mid-America, an agriculture lending cooperative serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, broke ground April 29 for a new office in Kokomo, to be located at the intersection of Indiana 22 and County Road 300 East.

“We’re currently in a rented space here in Kokomo,” said Brian Troyer, senior financial services officer at Farm Credit. “This new office will be a permanent investment in the community. When complete, the office will be approximately 6,400 square feet with 20 total desk spaces. This convenient location with updated technology will offer a lot of benefits to our customers. We look forward to serving our Cass, Howard, Miami and Tipton county customers from this new office.”

Farm Credit will continue to build and renovate offices across its four-state territory. The new Kokomo Farm Credit office is expected to be completed by late fall.

International Paper breaks safety mark

International Paper’s Midwest Sheets Plant in Tipton recently achieved a significant safety milestone. The 65 team members at the plant surpassed three years without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordable safety incident.

The IP Midwest Sheets plant, part of the company’s Container The Americas (CTA) business, was recognized by IP Senior Vice President, CTA, Bill Hoel.

“Your commitment to working safely is successful because the Midwest Sheets team consistently displays safety leadership and has the right behavior to immediately act on a safety solution,” Hoel said.

A recordable incident is defined as a work-related accident resulting in the use of prescription medication, medical treatment beyond first aid, loss of consciousness, days away from work restricted work, or transfer to another job.

Comcast rolls out new WiFi hotspots

Hoosiers and visitors alike across Indiana will soon be able to access more than 80,000 Xfinity WiFi hotspots as Comcast begins rolling out Wi-Fi access points in Indiana this month. Fort Wayne became the first market in Indiana to launch this new service by lighting up 13,000 hotspots, and the communities of Lafayette, Bloomington, Kokomo and Indianapolis launched this week.

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