Celebrate Manufacturing Month! Manufacturing Top Fact #16

Foreign direct investment in manufacturing exceeded $1.6 trillion for the first time ever in 2017. Across the past decade, foreign direct investment has jumped from $569.3 billion in 2006 to $1,607.2 billion in 2017. Moreover, that figure is likely to continue growing, especially when we consider the number of announced ventures that have yet to come …

Celebrate Manufacturing! Uniseal Inc. acquired by LG Chemical

Uniseal Inc., an Evansville-based manufacturer of specialty adhesives and sealants, was recently acquired by LG Chemical of Seoul, South Korea. Brandon Willis, Uniseal President, said its parent company, Koch Enterprises, believes that LG Chem has the capabilities and international footprint to help Uniseal expand its global footprint and become a key player in the automotive …

Carpenter Court ribbon-cutting celebrates transformation of former Catholic school into innovative affordable housing

On Monday, October 22, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and other area community and business leaders will gather for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Carpenter Court Apartment building at 607 E. Iowa Street. This innovative affordable housing development represents the complete transformation of the former St. Joseph Catholic School building. The school was previously owned by …

Celebrate Manufacturing! Midwest Motion, Inc. Leading the Way in Industrial Automation

Midwest Motion Inc is an industrial automation company specializing in robot programming and machine vision systems for almost any industrial application. They are often called to provide software development for complex uses where the customer needs the robot to perform difficult tasks for a particular process. Midwest Motion provides services for any size job – …

A message from President and CEO, Tara Barney

Manufacturing: Much to Celebrate…Much to Do Don’t miss the 23-day series on “All Things Manufacturing” that will be posted on the Southwest Indiana Chamber website during the month of October at swinchamber.com. October is Manufacturing Month so the Chamber’s website and social media will feature stories of our manufacturers, vendors, logistics partners and all the complex …

Celebrate Manufacturing! CountryMark provides local impact and opportunity in Mt. Vernon

CountryMark is an American-owned oil exploration, production, refining and marketing company. The company’s complete line of premium quality liquid fuels begins with light, sweet crude oil, which is refined to the highest specifications at the CountryMark refinery in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. Fuel quality is protected as it travels north along a 238-mile private pipeline. State-of-the-art blending …

Celebrate Manufacturing Month: Manufacturing Fact #17

U.S. affiliates of foreign multi-national enterprises employ more than 2 million manufacturing workers in the United States, or almost one-sixth of total employment in the sector. In 2012, the most recent year with data, manufacturing sectors with the largest employment from foreign multi-nationals included motor vehicles and parts (322,600), chemicals (319,700), machinery (222,200), food (216,200), primary …

CELEBRATE MANUFACTURING MONTH: MANUFACTURING FACT #18

Manufacturers in the United States perform more than three-quarters of all private-sector research and development (R&D) in the nation, driving more innovation than any other sector. R&D in the manufacturing sector has risen from $126.2 billion in 2000 to $229.9 billion in 2014. In the most recent data, pharmaceuticals accounted for nearly one-third of all manufacturing …