Tri-State Manufacturers’ Alliance

About This AllianceAlliance NewsParticipating BusinessesSteering CommitteePast EventsShared Learning ProgramSITI Pathways BrochurePhoto Gallery

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 Steering Committee works alongside Southwest Indiana Chamber team members to develop programs and events targeted to manufacturers in the broader Southwest Indiana region.

Now Accepting TSMA Excellence Award Nominations>>

TSMA 101 Video Conference>>

Loading Alliance News…

Tri-State Manufacturers’ Steering Committee

Matthew Nix – Chair
Nix Companies

Jim Alexander
Vice President EH&S
Berry Global

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

Dave Conner
Anchor Industries, Inc.

Josh Gilberg
General Manager
George Koch Sons, LLC

Thad Goings
GM, Paint, Plastics & Plant Engineering
Toyota Motor Mfg., Indiana, Inc.

Holly Hawkins
Operational Excellence Director

Constance Hermann
HR Manager, ESC and NA Quality

Jake Ward
Vice President of Manufacturing
Anchor Industries, Inc.

Matt Weinzapfel
Vice President, Engine Manufacturing
Jasper Engines & Transmissions

Sara Worstell
Executive Director
Grow Southwest Indiana Workforce

Past Events

2021 Q4 Event: State of Manufacturing – Seven Mega Trends Impacting Manufacturing

2021 Q3 Event: Industry 4.0 – Revolutionizing Your Business

2021 Q2 Event: Harness the Power of Purpose to Engage Your People

2021 Q1 Event: Drive Sustainability Improvements in your Organization

2020 Q4 Event: State of Manufacturing – American Manufacturing Policy Outlook for 2021
Scott Paul – American Manufacturing Policy Outlook for 2021
Zoom Recording:

2020 Q3 Event: Leadership – Look In The Mirror
Jamie Parker – A Look In The Mirror: Find the Path to Sustainable Improvement
Look in the Mirror Handout
Best Practice Sharing: Anchor Industries
Zoom Recording:

2020 Q2 Event: Leading During Crisis
Sean Georges – Shoe Carnival – Leading in the Time of COVID-19
Zoom Recording:

2020 Q1 Event: Leading and Coaching for Superior Performance
Joe McMurray – Purdue University

2019 Q4 Event State of Manufacturers’: Additive Manufacturing
Peter Zelinski – Additive Manufacturing for Scale Production

Jesse Roitenberg – The Workforce Development Challenge:
Bridging the Additive Manufacturing Skills Gap with the Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Certification

2019 Q3 Event Lean Practical Applications – People, Process, Clarity
Art Byrne – The Lean Turnaround

2019 Q2 Event Human Deception: Online, Everywhere – Beware!
Levers of Human Deception
Best Practices and Future Direction of Security Awareness Training
Ivy Tech Community College Cyber Security Classes
Ivy Tech Cyber-security Class

2019 Q1 Event Work-Based Learning
Indiana Department of Workforce Development Work-Based Learning
Toyota Manufacturing Skills Development Program

Today’s Indiana
TSMA Q1 Event Work-Based Learning
TSMA Q1 Event Work-Based Learning Panel Discussion


Mfg Industry Snapshot
No HS Diploma 18 to 64
Work Based Learning Story
Mfg Job Posting Analytics
SITI Pathways Brochure

2018 Q4 Event State of Manufacturers’ Trends, Tariffs & Trade
Steve Menaker ‘The Power of Being Understood’

2018 Q3 Event Lean Personal Accountability
Dan Markovitz ‘A Factory of One’
Millie Marshall ‘Welcome to TPS’
Josh Jacob ‘Indiana Furniture & Continuous Improvement’
Dan Markovitz ‘A Factory of One’
Millie Marshall ‘Welcome to TPS’
Josh Jacob ‘Indiana Furniture & Continuous Improvement’

2018 Q2 Event & Tour
Train & Develop Your Future Mfg. Workforce

Next Level Jobs
Our communities Work – Ivy Tech Workforce Alignment in Evansville, Princeton & Tell City
Jasper Engines & Transmissions Leadership Training
Alcoa University
Toyota Community College Partnership
Sabic/Ivy Tech Partnership
Q&A Panel Session

2018 Q1 Presentation
Download: Lead with an Impact

2017 Q4 Presentation
Download: “Leaders for Today – Prepared for Tomorrow”

2017 Q3 Presentations
Download: “Getting to the heart of it”
Download: Uniseal LEAN Efforts
Download: Lean Leadership Principles

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. TSMA is excited about expanding support for the manufacturing community in our Region with the launch of the Shared Learning Program!  This program is designed to allow TSMA members with outstanding internal training programs to share “open seats”, making their internal trainings available to employees from other TSMA companies.  Registration is quick and easy!


  • 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.
  • Registration managed through TSMA website

Alcoa University»
Anchor Industries »
IVY Tech Community College»
Jasper Engines»
Koch Enterprises Inc»
University of Southern Indiana – Outreach & Engagement»
Vincennes University»

Loading Photo Gallery…