A company with local ties is partnering to design another wine bottle.

Ardagh Glass Packaging – North America announced this week that it is collaborating with Constellation Brands to design and manufacture a win bottle for its Craters Union brand.

The new 750-milliliter bottle will feature “tattoo-style” illustrations designed by One Design of Auckland, New Zealand. They were replicated into the glass bottle design using Ardagh’s sculptured embossing software.

“Ardagh Glass Packaging is passionate about innovation through glass decoration and enjoys pushing the technological boundaries of what we can achieve for brands such as Crafters Union,” said Ardagh North American vice president of food, wine and spirits Darrell Wineman in a press release. “We continue to focus on innovations in complex bottle texturing, as well as new design techniques and manufacturing capabilities, to create an extra dimension of creativity and branding for customers like Constellation Brands.”

Ardagh operates glass manufacturing facilities in Dunkirk and Winchester.



Save the dates

Jay County Chamber of Commerce has announced dates for two of its annual events.

The Jay County Community Awards are scheduled for the evening of May 21 at Jay County Event Center. Sponsorships and table reservations will become available during early April.

The chamber’s annual golf outing has been scheduled for July 22 at Portland Golf Club.



CrossRoads helps

CrossRoads Financial Federal Credit Union is working with a Driver Middle School of Randolph County to provide access to a remote financial literacy program.

The sponsorship from CrossRoads gives more than 300 students at the school free access to Banzai, an online financial literacy program.

“Banzai is a web-based financial literacy program. Kids get their own accounts, and they work through assignments that are based on real life,” said Morgan Vandagriff, co-founder of Banzai. “But because Crossroads Financial FCU is sponsoring it, local schools get it for free. More than ever, it’s important that kids develop sound financial skills to prepare them for the real world, and Crossroads Financial FCU realizes that and they’re doing something about it.”



Partnership names

East Central Indiana Regional Partnership has named Trevor Friedeberg as its new president and CEO.

Friedeberg is certified through National Development Council as an economic development finance professional. He previously served as director of business development projects for Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

“After an extensive search, the board of directors is pleased to welcome Trevor Friedeberg to lead East Central Indiana’s regional economic development efforts,” said Ashley Savieo, past chair of the organization’s board of directors, in a press release. “Trevor brings rich economic and business development experience and a level of professionalism needed to further build collaboration among the 9 county region,” she continued.



Purdue pushing

Purdue University has taken the next step in supercomputing.

Purdue’s Anvil supercomputer is now running at full capacity, which will allow the university “to contribute to the nation’s 21st- century research agenda by simultaneously powering scientific computational and data-driven tools at multiple universities.” Anvil, which began operations in November, was funded by a $22 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

“Anvil is not only the largest capacity system Purdue has ever built, it’s the most diverse,” said Carol Song, senior research scientist for ITaP Research Computing and principal investigator and project director for Anvil, in a press release. “As Anvil grows, it is also able to take on much more heterogeneous workflows that are more common in the research happening today at Purdue.”



Keever to lead

Paxton Media Group this week named Jared Keever as executive editor for five of its newspapers.

Keever will oversee news operations at the Marion Chronicle-Tribune, Peru Tribune, Frankfort Times, Huntington Herald-Press and Wabash Plain Dealer. He follows Andrew Maciejewski, who recently accepted a newspaper job in Colorado.

“Jared brings with him the experience we need to continue to grow our readership and business model,” said Kelly Miller, group publisher for Paxton’s central Indiana news group. “Jared has most recently been our editor in the Peru, Indiana market. His exceptional work at that property will provide a seamless transition for our group. We are thrilled to have someone of Jared’s caliber leading our newsrooms.”



Airport honored

Indianapolis International Airport (IND) has been awarded the Airports Council International’s Airport Service Quality Award for Best Airport in North America.

The awards are determined based on passenger feedback collected independently. Each facility is rated on 34 performance indicators, including check-in, security, food and cleanliness.

“It’s the love and relentless dedication that our staff has put into this place that has made us the top airport in North America again and again — more times than any other airport in the country,” said Indianapolis Airport Authority executive director Mario Rodriguez in a press release. “This is a tremendous honor, and we are incredibly proud of all the people who make this airport an example that all others can aspire to.”