Tri-State Manufacturers’ Alliance

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Tri-State Manufacturers’ Alliance is a collection of more than 140 businesses and hundreds of professionals who represent the region’s dynamic manufacturing sector.

Companies participating in Tri-State Manufacturers’ Alliance work collaboratively to create a vibrant and attractive manufacturing environment in Southwest Indiana that results in improved revenue and profitability and an increase in manufacturing sector jobs. Tri-State Manufacturers’ Alliance hosts quarterly events, coordinates plants tours, facilitates peer group discussions and networking sessions and provides an outlet for best practice sharing.

A 16-member Executive Committee works alongside Southwest Indiana Chamber team members to develop programs and events targeted to manufacturers in the broader Southwest Indiana region.

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Tri-State Manufacturers’ Executive Committee

Chris Brack – Vice Chair
George Koch Sons, LLC

Shannon Brewer, CPA
Vice President
Harding, Shymanski & Co., P.S.C.

John Burant – Chair
Vice President, Innovation

Stephani Catt
Vice President, Operations
Uniseal, Inc.

Dave Conner
Anchor Industries, Inc.

Tim Dolletzki
Central Services Manager
Alcoa Warrick Operations

Thad Goings
GM, Assembly and Conveyence
Toyota Motor Mfg., Indiana, Inc.

Jim Heck
Executive Director
Grow Southwest Indiana Workforce

Joe Castrale
GM, Mt. Vernon Site

Matthew Nix – Peer Group Chair
Nix Companies

Matt Weinzapfel
Vice President, Engine Manufacturing
Jasper Engines & Transmissions

Over the years, the Tri-State Manufacturers’ Alliance has focused on topical quarterly events, coordinating best practice plant tours, and facilitating peer group discussions; all designed to provide outlets for best practice sharing and learning. The TSMA is excited about adding the next stage of supporting the manufacturing community in its launch of our Shared Learning Program. The Learning initiative is designed to allow manufacturers of all sizes to share training and learning resources with one another in this one of a kind unique and game changer initiative.


  • Sharing training will give the region a competitive edge
  • Reduce training costs by working collectively with other manufacturers
  • Development of our workforce is of paramount importance to the continuing success of our organizations


  • Develop learning plans for individuals in your organization
  • Attend “TSMA Shared Learning Program” at TSMA host location to fill empty seats at a nominal rate (free during this opening program launch)
  • Attend “TSMA Shared Learning Program” via USI or Purdue MEP tracks to improve soft and hard skills in academic environment
    – Soft Skills track (i.e., Communications, coaching skills, management/leadership etc.)
    – Hard Skills track (i.e., Lean training and implementation, Six Sigma, Quality/ISO,
    Technology Introduction)
    – TSMA members may provide subject matter expert to bring real life experience to training sessions


  • TSMA driven
  • Offerings will be posted on TSMA website.  Click on the url listed and contact the Host Company contact or click on the link to Purdue MEP or USI for details.
  • COMING SOON:  “TSMA Shared Learning Program” registration managed through TSMA website

Alcoa University»
Anchor Industries»
Jasper Engines
Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership»
University of Southern Indiana – Outreach & Engagement»


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