December 15, 2013

Business news in brief, week of Dec. 15, 2013


---- — McCord's hires new business supply managers

Mike McCord, owner of McCord’s INCOM Wholesale Supply, recently hired two new managers for the company's business supply division.

Matt Reef has been hired as the new Sales Manager and Judy Fultz as the Customer Support Manager. Reef is a 2008 graduate from Logansport High School and 2012 graduate from Hanover College. Fultz previously worked 16 years at Green Power/Tri Green Tractor.

Current co-managers Joe and Deb Heilman have announced that after being part of the McCord team for 17 and a half years, they will be moving to Fort Wayne to be closer to family. Deb joined the McCord’s INCOM Wholesale Supply staff soon after Wells Wagner Surendorf was purchased by the McCord’s in 1997.

A cake and punch reception will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday so customers and friends may stop by to wish the Heilmans well and to meet the new managers.

Alec Ely will continue his role with the team as a customer service representative.

McCord’s INCOM Wholesale Supply is located inside the McCord’s Do it Best store in Eastgate Plaza – 2865 E. Market St. INCOM provides janitorial and office supplies to businesses primarily in Cass, Fulton, Pulaski, Miami and White counties. Staff can be reached by phone at 574-722-2442 and the online catalog is at

MCF passes audit

BUNKER HILL — The Miami Correctional Facility received high praises recently after passing an internal audit by the Indiana Department of Correction audit team.

The audit team, which normally visits the correctional facility for two days, was able to do the work electronically. The audit system has been computerized allowing individuals to work from their own offices reviewing needed information to determine compliance with the 528 mandatory and non-mandatory standards developed by the American Correctional Association.

Each state correctional facility is required to pass 100 percent of the 62 mandatory standards and 98 percent of the non-mandatory standards. Every department in the facility is responsible for showing proof they are meeting those standards through its practices.

The facility's official score is 98.43 percent.

Miami Correctional Facility was first accredited by the American Correctional Association in 2004. With this accreditation comes the responsibility of meeting the standards and passing a reaccreditation audit every three years. The facility passed its last reaccreditation in 2012. This is the first year of the next cycle. MCF will go through its next accreditation in 2015.

DNR welcomes Monticello officer

Seven new Indiana Conservation Officers officially joined the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Law Enforcement during graduation ceremonies this month at the Indiana Government Center South.

Jarred E. Coffing, Monticello, was among the new officers, who represented the 33rd recruit class of the oldest law enforcement agency in the state. He has been assigned to District 4 in Delaware County.

The DNR employs 214 Conservation Officers who in addition to enforcing state laws are often called upon to help during emergencies and natural disasters. They also engage in non-law enforcement activities such as outdoor instructional programs, including boater, hunter, snowmobile, and trapper education.