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Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing technology is integral to many southwest Indiana companies. The region has a long history in high-tech manufacturing, including automotive products, plastics, metals, chemicals, and packaging of food products.

Business Facilities magazine rated Indiana’s business climate 6th best in the U.S. in 2012. The state ranks 8th in the country for automotive manufacturing strength.

Southwest Indiana advanced manufacturing businesses also benefit from their optional participation in the Tri-State Manufacturers Alliance.

Several area universities offer programs in related fields of study:


Download Advanced Manufacturing Case Study – Toyota (PDF)
Download Advanced Manufacturing Overview

Advanced Manufacturing Companies in the Region

Company Products Number of Employees
AK Steel Flat-rolled steel 110
Alcoa Warrick Operations Aluminum manufacturing 2,000
AmeriQual Foods Meals, ready-to-eat 900
Anchor Industries Tents, canopies, and canvas accessories 307
Berry Plastics Injection-molded plastics 2,235
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing 300
DSM Engineering Reinforced plastic compounds 210
Evana Tool & Engineering Conveyor and Instrument Manufacturing 346
Evansville Courier & Press Newspaper 300
Faultless Caster Casters 249
Guardian Automotive Trim, Inc. Automotive Injection-molding 510
Hansen Manufacturing Timing motors, clock movements 425
Indiana Tube Corporation Steel tubing 251
Koch Enterprises Industrial and auto parts manufacturing 2,119
Lewis Bakeries Bread and buns 350
Mead Johnson Nutrition Pediatric nutrition 950
Mid-States Rubber Rubber products 340
PGW Pittsburgh Glass, LLC Automotive glass 595
Red Spot Paint and Varnish Coatings for automotive plastics 345
Rio Tinto Aluminum smelting: billet, small-form foundry, t-foundry, and remelt operations 500
SABIC Engineered thermoplastics materials 1,200
Silgan Containers Caps and closures for bottles 235
SRG Global Color & Chrome Plastics Manufacturing 650
Toyota Boshoku of America Automotive seating 850
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana SUVs and vans 4,100
Vuteq Corporation Automotive Interior parts 450
Whirlpool Corporation Engineering laboratory 300