During the 2019 Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame Luncheona panel discussed manufacturing issues, concerns and the outlook for the future. Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP and the IU Kelley School of Business also unveiled the 2019 Indiana Manufacturing Survey: Labor Shortages Hit Home 

Members of the Honda Manufacturing of Indiana team accept the Community Impact Award at the IMA Manufacturers Hall of Fame Luncheon on October 16. This year's event included the newly instituted Manufacturing Excellence Awards. Next year's award nominations will be announced in Spring 2020, so stay tuned! 


The IMA Board of Directors heard from Gloria Sachdev, CEO of the Employers’ Forum of Indiana, regarding the Rand 2.0 study on hospital costs. Indiana ranks the highest in relative price for hospital care among all 25 states included in the study. The IMA is forming a committee to study the issue in hopes of passing legislation that will reduce costs for Indiana businesses and consumers.

The Indiana Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (INFAME) held its latest event at Steel Dynamics Inc., in Fort Wayne, on July 12. The event attracted area business leaders and educators to learn more about the Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) Program and how companies can work with other area manufacturers to open a local chapter and help build a pipeline of available workers for the manufacturing industry. 


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As Indiana’s leading governmental affairs association for industry, the Indiana Manufacturers Association provides expertise to our membership through state, federal and executive branch lobbying, regulatory oversight, legislative monitoring, grassroots and political advocacy. Our team of professionals have the relationships and experience to advocate for our members at the state and federal level on policies that will help Indiana manufacturers compete at home and around the globe. 


Formed in 1901, the Indiana Manufacturers Association is the second oldest manufacturers association in the country and the only trade

association in Indiana that

exclusively focuses on

manufacturing. The Indiana 

Manufacturers Association

is dedicated to advocating 

for a business climate that 

creates, protects and promotes quality manufacturing jobs in Indiana.


CPI: 1-19: unchanged
Unemployment Rate: 1-19: 4.0%
IN Unemployment 11-18: 3.6%
Payroll Employment 1-19: +304,000 (p)
Avg. Hrly Earnings 1-19: +$0.03 (p)
Producers PI 12-18: -0.1% (p)
Emp. Cost Index 4th Qtr: '18: +0.7%
Productivity 3rd Qtr: '18: +2.2%

U.S. Import Price Index: 12-18: -1.0%

US Export Price Index: 12-18: -0.6%
UI Claims 2-9-19: 239,000
UI 4-Week Avg: 2-9-19: 231,750

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IMA Hall of Fame Luncheon

Honda was one of a several companies inducted into the Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame at the IMA's recent luncheon. Read about the event.

IMA's Workforce Initiative

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The Indiana Manufacturers Association’s initiative, INFAME, is driven to assist manufacturers throughout Indiana in developing their own personalized programs to ensure a pipeline of well-qualified and educated workers for the next generation. INFAME is your one-stop resource for building your future workforce from the ground up.

Transforming Indiana’s manufacturing workforce to ensure the economic success of the manufacturing industry.

INFAME will work closely with educational institutions to establish and endorse programs and curricula that develop the skill-sets students need for Indiana’s manufacturing jobs.

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