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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, October 28, 2018 1:00 am


Jaguar to build plant in Slovakia

Staff, news services

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Jaguar Land Rover is opening a new, $1.6 billion plant in Slovakia, the luxury car maker's first in continental Europe.

The U.K.-based company, owned by India's Tata Motors, built the plant near Nitra, about 65 miles east of Bratislava, to initially produce 150,000 cars a year. The Slovak government is giving the carmaker investment subsidies of up to 130 million euros, or $148 million.

Road builders group honors Brooks

Brooks Construction won a first-place safety award in a national contest.

The Fort Wayne company was one of four recognized in three categories this month during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association convention in New York.

Winners were selected based on demonstration of key principles of safety excellence, including management commitment, employee participation, incident investigation, auditing, planning and risk assessment, a news release said.

National group recognizes Labov

Labov Marketing Communications and Training received two awards from the American Business Awards, a prominent recognition program.

Labov was honored in the categories of Employer of the Year and Human Resources Executive of the Year.

The Employer of the Year entry required submitting an essay detailing chief accomplishments over the past year. The Human Resources Executive of the Year award required an essay focusing on the individual achievements of Labov's vice president of human resources and operations, LuAnn Erickson.

Gibson revamps its leadership team

Famed guitar maker Gibson is changing its corporate leaders as the company plans to emerge from bankruptcy protection Thursday.

Gibson Brands Inc. said last week that James “JC” Curleigh will become president and chief executive officer. Nat Zilkha will be board chairman under the new majority ownership group, global investment firm KKR.