Business briefs

84 Lumber opens truss facility

Greenwood-based 84 Lumber, a building materials supplier, recently opened a new truss manufacturing facility in Franklin.The new facility manufactures wood roof trusses, floor trusses and wall panels and is estimated to create up to 100 jobs by 2019, according to a statement by the company.

In addition to the new components manufacturing facility in Franklin, 84 Lumber operates six stores in Indiana. This month, the company is also celebrating openings of a Dunn, North Carolina, components manufacturing plant and new store locations in Riviera Beach, Florida, St. Augustine, Florida and Savannah, Georgia.

84 Lumber recently was named on Forbes’ 2016 List of America’s 250 Best Mid-Size Employers and ranked as the fifth largest professional building product dealer on this year’s ProSales 100 list, according to the statement.

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VisionQuest doctor earns fellowship

VisionQuest Eyecare recently announced that Dr. Jenna Liechty recently obtained her fellowship in the College of Optometrists of Vision Development.To obtain the fellowship, Liechty’s knowledge and abilities were evaluated. She achieved qualifications that included completing three years of patient management. Liechty also had to have a minimum of 100 hours of post-doctoral education, three peer-reviewed case reports and six papers written on examination, diagnosis and treatment of functional vision disorders. She also completed a written and an oral examination in front of the international examination board.

Liechty specializes in vision therapy and pediatric eye care and also has had extensive training in primary care for adults, ocular disease and providing personalized contact lens solutions for her patients.

Liechty is a southside native, graduating from Center Grove High School.

Appointments can be made at the southside office at 1160 N. State Road 135, Greenwood, 865-6829, or at

Firm honored for marketing prowess

Financial Center First Credit Union was recently awarded two Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MAC) Awards, which recognize exceptional marketing within the credit union industry.Financial Center won a MAC for its direct mail series featuring VIP concert experience giveaways tied to debit card activity and a second MAC award for an online and print campaign featuring a tiered certificate product.

The awards were presented by the Marketing Association of Credit Unions Marketing & Business Development Council, a national network of more than 1,200 credit union marketing and business development professionals.

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Credit Union hires service manager

Teachers Credit Union has announced that Ann Hall was hired as the service center manager at the new branch at 18 Providence Drive, Greenwood.She manages and trains employees and develops and grows the branch by strengthening relationships with current and new members. She has more than 28 years of experience in the financial industry and is a member of the Greenwood Chamber.

She also is actively involved at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, where she is a member of the board of directors and chairs the stewardship committee.

Express names 2 staffing specialists

Greenwood-based Express Employment Professionals has named Angie Petrow the office’s new employment specialist for commercial staffing.In her new position, Petrow will work with job seekers to place them in positions offered by client companies.

Petrow graduated from Indiana Business College with an associate’s degree in administrative assistance.

The company has also named Keith Fechtman the new professional recruiter of accounting and finance. In this position, Fechtman will work with local applicants by trying to place them in accounting and finance positions offered by client companies.

Keith grew up in Franklin. He holds a degree in organizational leadership from the University of Indianapolis.

For more information or to apply with Express, contact the office at 317-888-5700 or visit

Loans to help small businesses

Flagship Enterprise Center announced it has received a $1.25 million loan from the Small Business Administration.The funds will be used to provide small business loans up to $50,000 throughout a 24 county region in central Indiana including Johnson County.

Since beginning the microloan program in 2010, Flagship closed 280 loans totaling more than $7 million. Approximately 50 percent of these loans have gone to startups less than two years old, and more than 160 loans have gone to minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses.

Flagship Enterprise Center is a technology-based business incubator and SBA microlender in Anderson.

St. Francis named as among best hospitals

Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis was recently recognized in the 2016 edition of Becker’s Hospital Review “100 Great Community Hospitals.”Hospitals on the list were included based on rankings and awards from organizations including iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades, CareChex, the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Leapfrog Group.

In March 2016, Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis was named by Truven as being among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals. And over the years, both the Indianapolis and Mooresville hospitals have earned numerous accolades from Healthgrades, including in 2016.

Franciscan St. Francis Health also made the Becker’s listing in 2012. The publication defines a community hospital as one with fewer than 550 beds that have minimal teaching programs.