Southern Indiana Living

MAR-APR 2018

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Mar/Apr 2018 • 15 sadors of the arts, is just one of the inno- vators in ScoĴsburg. At 112,000 square feet, the Mid-America Science Park (MAS- Park) is constantly adapting to the needs of a variety of occupants. According to its website, MASPark "is one of the most comprehensive science parks in the coun- try" and is able to accommodate everyone from "entrepreneurs, military person- nel, researchers, visitors and students" with everything from "customized labs" to spaces for conferences, events and of- fices. "This could be a conference facility; we have a presentation hall; we have sev- eral conference rooms; we have executive board rooms; we have breakout rooms, and then we have a large banquet hall," said Joe Pearson, MASPark's executive di- rector. MASPark was even able to house Henryville High School students after the 2012 tornado. The center also caters to training people in various industries. "If you were someone here who wanted to be trained, whether you were in high school, in in- dustrial technology, or industrial main- tenance or CNC machining, we have a training center," Pearson said. This center houses Amatrol training equipment (from Jeffersonville, Indiana), a welding labora- tory and a large area for CNC machining. Five manufacturers are currently using the area for training. Pearson also stresses the importance of making sure people are well-equipped to not only do their current job, but other jobs going forward. "We know today that you'll do several differ- ent things in your lifetime," he said. Many Americans are feeling the ef- fects of many industries giving way to the times, yet many are experiencing a shift in career choices by sheer exploration of cir- cumstances, just like one ScoĴsburg fam- ily. When Jim and P.J. Jonas' family first began cultivating uses for goat milk, they

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