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Danville getting an app all its own

DANVILLE — Smartphone users have a multitude of mobile applications to choose from, and now there's even an app for Danville.

Joe Massey with ATD Marketing, a Vermilion County-based business, decided to design an app for the Danville area that features information about restaurants, parks, museums, cultural and civic organizations, schools, churches and more.

DACC trustees to consider adding mechatronics program

DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College soon could offer a new program that would prepare area residents to step into some high-skill, high-paying jobs.

Trustees on Tuesday will discuss and then vote on whether to approve a 24-credit-hour certificate program in mechatronics.

THQ touts Volition's 'Saints Row'

CHAMPAIGN — Volition's parent company, THQ Inc., this week hailed "Saints Row" as the most successful video-game franchise to which it owns intellectual property rights.

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004 Technologies cited as 'best new company'

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign-based 004 Technologies USA recently won the 2012 Best New Company award from the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest.

The mobile application development firm is a subsidiary of 004 Beratungs Dienstleistungs GmbH, an e-commerce services firm in Aschaffenburg, Germany.

Champaign firm's peeling equipment in demand

CHAMPAIGN — Rick Martin and Steve Bray can peel a cantaloupe in 10 seconds flat.

So can you, if you can afford one of their $30,000 peelers.

Dole, Del Monte, Chiquita and other processors of fresh-cut fruit have looked to Martin and Bray — and their company, Pre-Pack Machinery of Champaign — for automatic peelers and custom processing equipment.

Orthopedic implant company lands in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — A company that makes surgical implants has decided to base its U.S. headquarters in Champaign.

CarboFix Orthopedics Ltd., which makes orthopedic trauma implants from carbon fiber, plans to base its U.S. subsidiary — CarboFix Inc. — at 3362 Big Pine Trail in the Pinehurst Commons office park in north Champaign.

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Sprint store in Urbana to close

URBANA — Midwest Communications Group announced Friday that it will close its Sprint retail store at 510 N. Cunningham Ave., U, on March 31.

Panel urges approval of Time-O-Matic, Meijer requests

DANVILLE — Plans for an expansion at Time-O-Matic Watchfire will position the digital sign company for three to five years of growth that could lead to the creation of 150 to 200 jobs, according to company officials.

Wisconsin administrator to head UI College of Business department

CHAMPAIGN — Aric Rindfleisch has been named head of the Department of Business Administration in the University of Illinois College of Business, effective in August.

Rindfleisch is the department chairman for marketing at the University of Wisconsin School of Business. He is also the McManus-Bascom Professor in Marketing there.

Pavlov launches high-speed technology for apartments

CHAMPAIGN — Pavlov Media has launched a new technology in the Champaign-Urbana market that will allow apartment communities to get Internet content at "multi-gigabit" speeds, the company announced Monday.