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Friday, September 27, 2019 1:00 am


Winner of $20,000 is announced

Staff, news services

Matt Anderson has been named champion of Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne's New Venture Competition, winning $20,000 for his business, Anderson Manufacturing Inc.

The college made the announcement Thursday.

Anderson Manufacturing designs and manufacturers “work holding solutions” for CNC machine shops. The Serra Jaw allows machine shops to begin the machining process right away without the need to design complicated fixtures or purchase special jaws to hold their parts, a news release said.

“Anderson saw small to medium sized machine shops struggling to stay competitive against larger manufacturing solutions and started Anderson Manufacturing Inc. to combat the problem in May 2018,” the release said. Since then, the company has sold 303 sets of Serra Jaws for a total of $23,000.

Zantac distribution halted worldwide

GlaxoSmithKline Plc, the original branded maker of Zantac, halted global distribution of the popular stomach medicine, adding momentum to actions aimed at stopping access to drugs that are tainted with a potential human carcinogen.

Glaxo will also recall the drug in India, where it's known as Zinetac, and Hong Kong. The recalled medicine is made with an active ingredient from two suppliers in India, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. and Saraca Laboratories Ltd., Kristen Neese, a spokeswoman for Glaxo, said in an email Wednesday.

McDonald's to test faux-meat up north

McDonald's picked Beyond Meat's faux-meat patties for the test of a new experimental burger in Canada.

The fast-food giant said it will sell the new product, featuring a plant-based burger crafted exclusively for McDonald's, at 28 restaurants in Ontario.

The new sandwich will be assessed for 12 weeks to “learn more about real-world implications of serving the P.L.T.,” which stands for plant, lettuce and tomato.

Rival Burger King has picked the faux-meat market's other prominent startup, Impossible Foods, for a veggie burger in the U.S.

McDonald's announcement came a day after Nestle started shipping a new plant-based burger to American supermarkets.

3Rivers FCU opens its new branch

3Rivers Federal Credit Union opened its new full-service branch, about a $5 million investment, in the Stellhorn Crossing development on Fort Wayne's northeast side.

The 16,448-square-foot, two-story building, which includes a mortgage center, is at 9112 Stellhorn Crossing Parkway on Stellhorn Road.

The new branch replaces one in leased space in the Chapel Ridge Shopping Center on Maysville Road, a Thursday news release said.

Prairie Farms to add cottage cheese

Prairie Farms Dairy is launching Small Batch Cottage Cheese products, part of the brand's expansion into the snacking category.

Cottage cheese is experiencing “a renaissance due to the popularity of snacking and foods” offering protein and nutrition, Prairie Farms said in a Thursday news release.

Andrew Kuehnert, a Fort Wayne dairy farmer, is one of the milk suppliers for Prairie Farms products.

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