Meeting Draws Industry Leaders and Highlights Strength of Indiana Manufacturing Sector
HAMMOND, Indiana, Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 19, 2016, manufacturers, business leaders, and policymakers from across the state met in Indianapolis to honor those companies that have made outstanding contributions to the development of a healthy, dynamic environment in Indiana, and to the state's overall economic well-being. Hammond Group, Inc. is excited to be among the select group of companies acknowledged at this first-of-its-kind event, and honored to have been selected as an inductee into the newly created Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame.
According to Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA) President Brian Burton, "Manufacturing is one of the main drivers of Indiana's economy, representing 30% of Indiana's gross domestic product. Hammond Group, Inc. is a perfect example of a company that has not only demonstrated its long-term dedication to Indiana manufacturing, but also through its continued support of the IMA, with its overarching goal to protect, support, and grow manufacturing. We are pleased to induct Hammond Group, Inc. into our Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame in this inaugural year."
"It is truly an honor for Hammond to be welcomed into the Indiana Manufacturer's Hall of Fame," said Terrence Murphy, Hammond Group's President & CEO. "We are proud of what our company has achieved in its 86-year history and are excited to help shape the future of energy storage."
The Hall of Fame Luncheon was keynoted by former Indiana Governor and current Purdue University President Mitch Daniels. In addition, Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP, along with IU professors Dr. Mark Frohlich and Dr. Steve Jones, presented the 2016 Manufacturing Survey results. The results show that although manufacturing performance remains stable and the business climate is exemplary in the Hoosier state, regulatory burdens and a shortage of skilled workers continue to be a major concern for Hoosier manufacturers.
About the Indiana Manufacturers Association
Formed in 1901, the Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA) is the second oldest manufacturers association in the country and the only trade association in Indiana that exclusively focuses on manufacturing. The IMA is dedicated to advocating for a business climate that creates, protects and promotes quality manufacturing jobs in Indiana. Indiana is one of the top manufacturing states in America in wealth and jobs created, sustained and supported. More than 50 percent of all employment in Indiana has some connection to manufacturing. For more information, visit www.imaweb.com.
About Hammond Group, Inc.
Hammond Group is a global manufacturer of technically supported Lead Oxides, Expanders, and specialty chemicals to automotive, industrial, and telecom battery manufacturers. Hammond Group has more than 86 years of experience in the formulation and production of lead oxides and their associated chemistries; with products that include red lead, litharge, lead silicates, carbonates, and sulphates. The company is focused on serving the world's battery industry and enabling the lead acid battery for advanced energy storage applications for renewable energy and automotive electrification. For more information, visit www.hmndgroup.com.
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