Business briefs: Drive-thru oil change coming to State Street


GREENFIELD — Valvoline is bringing a drive-thru oil change location to the northwest corner of State Street and Green Meadows Drive.

The Advance America building currently on the site will come down.

The Valvoline outlet, which will be on a property of about a half-acre, will have three service bays. There will be a small waiting area for customers getting their tires rotated. Otherwise, customers will not leave their vehicles.

The site won’t have direct access to State Street or Green Meadows Drive, but rather to the surrounding Green Meadows Shopping Center property.

A sidewalk will go in along the south side of the property.

Company to invest in natural gas infrastructure

EVANSVILLE — CenterPoint Energy, Inc.’s Indiana-based natural gas business, CenterPoint Energy Indiana North, has filed a request with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to continue its natural gas infrastructure improvements during the next five years to comply with federal pipeline safety rules.

The natural gas system improvements are a continuation of efforts over the last seven years to upgrade and maintain portions of CenterPoint Energy’s 13,000-mile network of distribution mains and transmission pipelines through its pipeline replacement and transmission line integrity management programs. The work will primarily consist of replacing 341 miles of bare steel and cast-iron distribution mains with new mains, most of which will be plastic, as well as inspecting and upgrading transmission pipelines. Together, the efforts will call for an estimated $1.2 billion in investments.

If the plan is approved as filed, customer bills will not reflect the investments until 2023. Additional improvements will adjust bills modestly in subsequent years as the infrastructure projects are completed, according to a news release from CenterPoint Energy.

Credit union helping children’s hospital

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Members Credit Union will serve as the 2021 Title Sponsor for Friends of Riley, which supports Riley Hospital for Children.

The partnership includes an exclusive debit card for Friends of Riley, Presenting Sponsor of the RISE Event to benefit the Child Life Program at Riley Hospital, and a $7,500 donation to the Riley Foundation.