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The Galen School of Nursing, which has its headquarters in Louisville, has opened a new 36,000-s.f. facility in Tampa, Fla., that nearly doubles the size of the existing facility there. In addition to expanded multimedia classrooms and science, computer and clinical-learning labs, the facility will also feature a new clinical simulation center that will open in April. Galen said the goal of the new expansion is to help address the growing shortage of nurses in Florida. In addition to its campuses in Louisville and Tampa, Galen also has locations in Cincinnati and San Antonio.

Louisville-based Donan Engineering Co. Inc. has expanded its forensic engineering and fire investigation operations with a new office in Chicago. With the Chicago opening, the 63-year-old company now has 24 offices in 12 states and more than 160 employees.

Louisville-based River Road Asset Management has been acquired by Aviva Investors, a global asset management company that is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, and has offices in New York; Chicago; Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Toronto, Canada. Aviva said River Road’s management team will remain unchanged and the business will remain in Louisville.

Norton Neuroscience Institute, a part of Norton Healthcare, has opened The Headache & Concussion Center, the region’s first center dedicated exclusively to the treatment of headache and concussion pain. The new center is housed at Norton Suburban Hospital and is designed to help individuals who suffer from headache pain not relieved by over-the-counter medications.

ISCO Industries, a Louisville-based pipe systems solutions company, has opened a 55,000-s.f. distribution facility in Martinsburg, W.Va. The plant is a major hub in the area for ISCO Industries, servicing most of the U.S. Northeast. The facility currently employs 10 people, but the company anticipates that number growing to 50 in the near future.

Ford Motor Co. has officially announced its plans to move production of the Ford Explorer SUV from its Louisville Assembly Plant to the Chicago Assembly Plant. Shifting production of the next-generation Explorer to Chicago Assembly paves the way for Louisville Assembly to undergo transformation to a flexible, fuel-efficient small car plant from a truck-based SUV plant. Ford will begin producing new vehicles at Louisville Assembly based on its global C-car platform in 2011. The specific models will be named at a later date.

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