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Apr '15

Stryke Industries Announces New Account Executive

Stryke Industries, a highly specialized business development firm, is excited to announce their newest member of the team, Aaron Pence, as a global Account Executive. “Aaron will be focusing on growth strategies, creative collaboration, and providing outstanding support across a rich portfolio of valued clients.” stated Van Flamion, President of Stryke Industries. “Our current growth path has necessitated the move to bring aboard this caliber of talent. Aaron is very excited to be on the Stryke Team, and as expected, has hit the ground running.” Prior to joining Stryke, Aaron was an Integrated Product Team Lead for BAE Systems, focusing...

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02
Apr '15

NIDIA Website Receives Major Update to be Briefed at the April 17th Mega Conference

Fellow NIDIA Members, when I think of NIDIA I think of an agile, fast moving organization that is reflective of the needs of our membership. Our second major enhancement to our website by our amazingly talented Web Designer, Wes DeKoninck, the Digital Marketing Manager for Saal Advertising, Inc. is now live. What is referred to as Version 1.2, it includes performance enhancements, style adjustments and an all new member organization enrollment and management system. Website enhancements include: New backend framework structure to allow for better mobile responsiveness and improved performance. Addition of new subtle animations to several elements of the...

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24
Mar '15

Purdue launches program to assist small to mid-sized defense contractors grow and diversify

In 2008, the Department of Defense (DOD) spent $8 billion on contracts that were performed by companies and organizations across Indiana. Last year, contracts across the state amounted to $2.5 billion. This drop in government spending has severely impacted manufacturing firms in the defense supply chain and communities where defense contractors are located. In response, the Purdue Technology Assistance Program (TAP) along with the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) have announced the Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program (DMAP). DMAP is a partnership of the Universities of Michigan, Ohio State and Purdue and is being funded as part of a $2.4...

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20
Mar '15

Free OSHA Training Available with INSafe Scholarships

Hoosier companies and public works departments in need of health and safety training for their employees now have an opportunity to save money with INSafe scholarships available through a partnership between Team Quality Services,Inc., of Auburn, and the Indiana Department of Labor (DOL). The courses are being offered at five locations around the state to help Hoosier businesses create and maintain safe and healthy workplace environments that are compliant with the standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Both 10-hour and 30-hour OSHA training is available in the areas of construction or general industry. For more information on...

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20
Mar '15

NSWC Crane Advanced Planning Briefings for Industry Meeting

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) is excited to be hosting its Advanced Planning Briefings for Industry (APBI) meeting on 1 April 2015 at the WestGate Academy. This year’s theme is “Collaborating for Innovative, Lasting Solutions”. The purpose of the APBI meeting is to provide industry and academia with information on future NSWC Crane technology efforts, requirements, potential contract opportunities, and how to do business with NSWC Crane. The APBI forum provides presentation and discussion on how industry/academia and NSWC Crane can collaborate and build thriving partnerships to ensure future Warfighter success. The meeting will include presentations from...

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17
Mar '15

Fort Wayne Base Community Council Member & Guest Luncheon

The Fort Wayne Base Community Council cordially invites you and your guests to the Member and Guest Luncheon and Program with a full and engaging agenda, to include FWBCC updates and opportunities to get involved, local military updates, networking, and our guest speaker: COLONEL L. KIP CLARK (Commander of the 181st Intelligence Wing) Intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, disaster response and fatalities search and rescue — these are a few of the missions of the brave members of the 181st. You won’t want to miss this event! COL Clark will highlight the Airmen supporting today’s Fight with Intelligence and Air Support Operations,...

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13
Mar '15

Inaugural ‘Race for the Warriors’ kicks off at the Airport

The Fort Wayne Base Community Council will be hosting the inaugural ‘Race for the Warriors’ 5k/10k charity fundraiser race and walk, May 23, 2015, at the Fort Wayne International Airport.   Race day registration starts at 7:30 a.m., with the race at 9 a.m., and will follow a course through the airfield’s taxiways, runways and cargo ramp. Timing for runners will be provided by Fleet Feet, Inc. from Fort Wayne. Free event parking, check-in and pre / post-race activities will all take place at the Fort Wayne International Airport’s Air Trade Centre. A $25.00 registration fee for the 5K and $30.00...

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13
Mar '15

Don’t Miss Next Week’s Steering Committee Meeting

We will be holding our quarterly Membership/Steering Committee meeting next week, on the March 19th at 8:00am, in the Cole Auditorium at the NIIC (3201 Stellhorn Road in Fort Wayne).  This quarterly meeting is an opportunity to address your issues, determine concerted NIDIA plans to address and track them and integrate with our Executive Steering Committee from across Indiana.  We hope to see each of you there! As a reminder, we encourage any/all NIDIA members to attend our Steering Committee meetings, as they are not just for the core Steering Committee, but for all members.  Also, please sign up on our Eventbrite page...

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11
Mar '15

Lightweight Tactical Vehicles Summit

Come see speakers with more than 300 years of combined military experience at the Lightweight Tactical Vehicles Summit – March 16-18, 2015 at the MGM Grand Detroit in Detroit Michigan. Benefits of Attending Exposure and understanding of the next generation of lightweight tactical vehicles Understand and influence requirements in order to provide “best value” parts and components Gain clarity on the limitations of offensive weaponry and terrain Learn best practices to increase speed to market View Event Overview Document Get directions to the MGM Grand in Detroit, MI

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24
Feb '15

Small Technology Firms and Innovators, America’s Largest Seed Fund is Coming to a City Near You

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Over the course of this year individual program managers from the 11 participating agencies representing $2.5 billion in early stage funding will embark on a 20 state road tour, participating in a series of events alongside technology entrepreneurs and innovation supporters from across the United States. If you’re an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, or small technology firm, don’t miss this opportunity. Every SBIR Road Tour stop provides an in-depth understanding...

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