• Lifeline Data Centers Open House

    Lifeline Data Centers in Fort Wayne is hosting another Open House to tour their facility and meet the owners and would like to invite NIDIA members.

    If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Rick Howard by sending an email to Richard.howard4@baesystems.com

    When:
    Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Noon (12:00 pm)

    Where:
    7601 S. Anthony Blvd.
    Fort Wayne, IN 46816
    (Please come through the barrier gateway and park on the North side of the parking lot. The entrance s on the Northern side of the building.)

    Event Description:
    Lifeline Data Centers Ft. Wayne Data Center will be the first commercially available EMP (electromagnetic pulse) CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) shielded data center in the United States. The facility will house 84,000 square feet of colocation and private cloud space that is protected through a reinforced structure with a custom, state of the art, electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) shield.

    Get a sneak peak into this historic facility. Co-owners Alex Carroll and Rich Banta will be available to discuss any questions you may have regarding the technology behind the data center and why Lifeline selected Fort Wayne as its newest location.

  • NIDIA Member Team Quality Services Receives SDVOSB Status

    In September, NIDIA Member, Team Quality Services (TQS) received certification from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). TQS is headquartered in Auburn, IN and helps companies identify and prevent quality issues. TQS’s geographic coverage of Field Quality Representatives across North America allows for a faster and more cost-effective way to better service your customers.

    “We are there, so our customers don’t have to be.” says Chris Straw, President of TQS. In June, TQS launched a manufacturing division to respond to customers’ needs for quick prototype-to-production capabilities. This division is now performing work for Freightliner, Isuzu and Nucor.

    For more information visit teamqualityservices.com

  • Gen. Bunch Luncheon Recap

    Gen. Bunch Luncheon

    From the Chair – We had an excellent luncheon and presentation by General Bunch at Ceruti’s on 21 October. A big thank you to Doug Schwartz, Nick Darrah, and Carl Huber (Carl is the new NIBCC chair) for their help in planning and pulling off the event. We were able to adeptly handle last minute changes caused by the General’s travel restrictions due to State of Ohio travel restrictions. pivoting to a zoom meeting and carrying on without a hitch.

    Thanks to all the members who attended, I hope you found the event worthwhile.

    An article posted by the Journal Gazette is available at the link below:
    https://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/20201022/air-forcegeneralleads-talkfrom-ohio

    Rick Howard

  • Luncheon with General Arnold W. Bunch (UPDATE: NOW VIRTUAL-HYBRID)

    Due to the recent travel advisory implemented by the state of Ohio, Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr. is unable to join us in-person for the luncheon scheduled for October 21st at Ceruti’s in Ft. Wayne. However, the General will still present and engage in a question and answer session with Northeast Indiana stakeholders in a hybrid Zoom format. We will still host the luncheon in-person at Ceruti’s and encourage all ticket holders to wish to attend in-person to join us.

    If you have already registered and would prefer to attend virtually we will provide you with the link and password to the Zoom meeting.

    We appreciate your patience and understanding and look forward to an excellent conversation with Gen. Bunch.

    Event Details
    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)
    Ceruti’s Catering, Inc. in the Diamond Ballroom
    6601 Innovation Boulevard
    Fort Wayne, IN 46818

  • NIDIA Member GovParts, LLC Achieves Milestones

    Fort Wayne business and NIDIA member GovParts, LLC, has achieved recent milestones to help solidify its position as a top defense contract manufacturer and broker, including becoming HUBZone Certified by the SBA, and Higher Quality Certified by the U.S. Defense Contract Management Agency. The firm is owned by Northeast Indiana SBDC clients James L. Jackson and Chad M. Ross, who serve as mentors to many Hoosier small businesses seeking to work in defense contract manufacturing.

    For details on the milestones, please read the press release here