DuPont Pioneer and INTAT Precision Plan Expansions and Job Growth

RUSHVILLE, IN – Great things are happening in Rush County!  Two of its major employers, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. and INTAT have recently announced plans to expand their facilities.  INTAT, a global manufacturer of OEM cast and machined precision castings serving the automotive industry will make at a minimum, a $26 million investment.  This includes a 3rd casting line and is targeted to begin and be completed in 2013. With this expansion, projected new jobs created could be as high as 45. “We could not be more happy for the INTAT family and what this means as a commitment to the future of INTAT within our community,” shared Mayor Mike Pavey.

DuPont Pioneer produces and supplies hybrid or improved varieties of maize, soybean, sunflower, canola, rice, sorghum, alfalfa, cotton and wheat to farmers in more than 90 countries. They will invest $12.6 million to build 18,700 square feet onto its Rushville facility, adding up to 21 new positions. “Rush County is excited to have a prestigious company like DuPont Pioneer expanding and building their future in our community,” said Gerald Mohr, president of the Rush County Council. “The expansion of DuPont Pioneer and hiring of additional employees is always a great economic boost to Rush County.”

Trane Company Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation!

The Trane Company, local manufacturer of air handling systems, celebrated its 100th anniversary with an Open House on April 19th.  Tours of the Rushville plant were conducted by employees who explained they make several versions of the VAV (variable-air-volume) units here.  This plant opened in 1971 with 7 employees; today the nearly 150 highly skilled workforce help to make this company a leader in the industry.

Rush Memorial Hospital earns ACR accreditation

RUSHVILLE — Rush Memorial Hospital has been awarded accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

According to Rush Memorial’s Imaging Department director Terry Aker, “With the purchase of our new digital mammography system, our highly trained staff including our board certified radiologist, Dr. Fields and our radiographic technologists recently completed advanced training in digital mammography in order for our department to pass the accreditation standards.”  Aker added, “All of our technologists are licensed by the State of Indiana and are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.”

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

“Our staff is committed to always improving patient care at Rush Memorial Hospital. Congratulations to Terry Aker, Dr. Fields and staff who have worked very hard to accomplish this accreditation goal,” said Rush Memorial Hospital President/CEO Brad Smith.

– Rushville Republican, March 12, 2013