"Made In Indiana Program" Spotlights Manufacturers

West Lafayette, Ind. -- In less than a year, Purdue University's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has registered 124 Indiana companies in its "Made in Indiana" program.

Made in Indiana, launched in March, highlights the contributions Indiana manufacturing makes to the state's economy and raises awareness of the products made in Indiana.

The program includes a spotlight page on MEP's website and social media platforms.

"Indiana is one of the top manufacturing states in America," said Dave Snow, Purdue MEP director. "Indiana manufacturing contributes to the state's economy, and we're proud to feature these companies that are customer focused, forward thinking, continuously improving their productivity, and aiming to grow. We hope to double the number of companies featured through Made in Indiana during 2013."

Indiana manufacturers can be included in Made in Indiana with a profile page at no cost. The page features the company's products and services with photos and contact information. MEP also will feature an Indiana manufacturer each week on the page, which can be found at http://www.mep.purdue.edu/made/default.aspx

Companies can sign up to be listed on the website at http://www.mep.purdue.edu/made/register.aspx

LinkedIn and Facebook sites allow members to discuss issues that affect their fields, stay informed about industry news and network with one another. The LinkedIn group can be found at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Made-in-Indiana-4266708?trk=myg.ugrp.ovr

Purdue MEP, a part of Purdue's Technical Assistance Program, served more than 500 Indiana companies through workforce, productivity and business growth awareness, education and implementation services from July 2011 to June 2012. Its programs assist Indiana companies with advanced manufacturing efforts and continuous improvement principles as core strategies.

Source: Purdue University