Judge allows Peabody Energy to pay property taxes – AP – Michigan City News Dispatch –

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday agreed to let Peabody Energy go ahead and pay nearly $30 million in property taxes in four states while the coal company goes through bankruptcy reorganization.

The decision in federal court in St. Louis should help end uncertainty for communities in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Indiana.

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Illinois-Based Manufacturer Expanding in Lake County – 6/28/2016 – IN.GOV

Indianapolis Indiana Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith and Hobart Mayor Brian K. Snedecor joined executives of NB Coatings, a Japan-owned manufacturer of automotive coatings for plastics, today as the company broke ground on its new northwest Indiana facility, creating up to 22 new jobs by 2018. Among all U.S. states, Indiana has the largest amount of Japanese investment per capita with more than 250 Japan-based businesses operating in Indiana today, said Governor Mike Pence. As a state, we’ve made it a top priority to establish a pro-growth business environment that is attracting job creation from across the globe, and today Im proud to welcome yet another international business to the Hoosier state.

Source: Illinois-Based Manufacturer Expanding in Lake County – 6/28/2016 – IN.GOV

Construction to Start on Mega Park Shell Building – Inside Indiana Business – Dan McGowan

A groundbreaking ceremony is set Monday for a shell building at a Wabash Valley industrial property. The $3.3 million project at Vermillion Rise Mega Park is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

Terre Haute-based Garmong Development Company LLC purchased the site from the Newport Chemical Deport Reuse Authority and it will locate the 50,000 square-foot facility on parts of 32 acres. Park officials say plans call for it to be expandable to more than 200,000 square-feet. Plans for the project have been progressing more than two years.

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Firm Brings 100 Jobs To City – Daily Journal – Annie Goeller

A building supplies manufacturer is bringing 100 jobs to Franklin in the next three years and remodeling a facility that has been vacant for years.

84 Lumber Co. plans to invest $5.6 million to remodel a facility on Graham Road and then will manufacture wood roof trusses, floor trusses and wall panels, according to a state news release.

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Lake County Notices Are Out For 61,000 Parcels, Are You Over-assessed?

More than 61,000 Lake County property owners should have received notices by now in the mail detailing the changes to their assessed values for 2015.  Although Lake County does not always send notices, about one fourth of the county’s parcels have already gone through the first year of the general reassessment and their values have been adjusted accordingly.

Is your commercial or industrial property being over-assessed?  Now is the time to act.  If you received a notice from the assessor’s office don’t wait until the tax bills come out.  It will be too late.  Give us a call to have a risk-free review and analysis performed on your property.  You could be over-paying valuable tax dollars that could be used toward your bottom line.

The deadline is coming up November 30th for all Lake County tax payers that received a notice on their property.