By: Tara Whitehead—
Meeting Brings Together Manufacturing Leaders from All Areas of the State and Highlights Continued Growth of Indiana Manufacturing Sector
Muncie, IN – On October 4, 2017, manufacturers, business leaders, and policymakers from across the state met in Indianapolis to honor those companies that have made outstanding contributions to the development of a healthy, dynamic environment in Indiana, and to the state’s overall economic well-being. Mid-West Metal Products is excited to be among the select group of companies acknowledged at this prestigious event, and honored to have been selected as an inductee into the Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame.
According to Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA) President Brian Burton, “Manufacturing is one of the main drivers of Indiana’s economy, representing 30% of Indiana’s gross domestic product. Mid-West Metal Products is a perfect example of a company that has not only demonstrated its long-term dedication to Indiana manufacturing, but also through its continued support of the IMA, with its overarching goal to protect, support, and grow manufacturing. We are pleased to induct Mid-West Metal Products into our Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame.”
The Hall of Fame Luncheon was attended by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb. In addition, Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP, along with IU professors Dr. Mark Frohlich and Dr. Steve Jones, presented The 2017 Manufacturing Survey results. The results indicate that the Hoosier manufacturing sector remains healthy, although regulatory and workforce challenges continue to blunt its potential growth.
About the Indiana Manufacturers Association
Formed in 1901, the Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA) is the second oldest manufacturers association in the country and the only trade association in Indiana that exclusively focuses on manufacturing. The IMA is dedicated to advocating for a business climate that creates, protects and promotes quality manufacturing jobs in Indiana. Indiana is one of the top manufacturing states in America in wealth and jobs created, sustained and supported. More than 50 percent of all employment in Indiana has some connection to manufacturing. For more information, visit www.imaweb.com.
About Mid-West Metal Products
Mid-West Metal Products began in 1921 as a wire and sheet metal fabricating business. In the 1960s, Mid-West Metal utilized its skills to enter into the pet industry by manufacturing wire pet crates. Today, Mid-West Metal is ‘the world’s largest home builder for dogs and cats.’ In recent years, numerous other pet products have been added to the pet product line. Mid-West Metal Products continues to maintain its more than 90-year tradition of quality and excellence in producing wire-formed and fabricated sheet metal and fabricated and tubular metal products for its customers worldwide.