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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 1925
AmeriQual Foods Meals, ready-to-eat 550
Anchor Industries Tents, canopies, and canvas accessories 291
Berry Plastics Injection-molded plastics 2,833
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing 586
DSM Engineering Reinforced plastic compounds 140
Evana Tool & Engineering Conveyor and Instrument Manufacturing 100
Evansville Courier & Press Newspaper 245
Guardian Automotive Trim, Inc. Automotive Injection-molding 510
Hansen Manufacturing Timing motors, clock movements 306
Indiana Tube Corporation Steel tubing 251
Koch Enterprises Industrial and auto parts manufacturing 1,409
Lewis Bakeries Bread and buns 350
Mead Johnson Nutrition Pediatric nutrition 925
Mid-States Rubber Rubber products 130
PGW Pittsburgh Glass, LLC Automotive glass 554
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 500
Toyota Boshoku of America Automotive seating 915
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana SUVs and vans 4,500
Vuteq Corporation Automotive Interior parts 630