Purdue MEP launches Made in Indiana program for manufacturers

March 5, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has launched Made in Indiana, a program that highlights the contributions Indiana manufacturing makes to the state's economy and raises awareness of the products made in Indiana.

The program includes a spotlight page on MEP's website and social media platforms.

Indiana manufacturers can be included in Made in Indiana with a profile page at no cost. The page will feature the company's products and services with photos and contact information. MEP also will feature an Indiana manufacturer each week on the page, which can be found at http://www.mep.purdue.edu/made/default.aspx

Companies can sign up to be listed on the website at http://www.mep.purdue.edu/made/register.aspx

"Manufacturing has a key role in Indiana's economy," said Dave Snow, Purdue MEP director. "It is important to recognize those manufacturers who provide jobs and products vital to Indiana. MEP is proud to support their efforts."

LinkedIn and Facebook sites allow members to discuss issues that affect their fields, stay informed about industry news and network with one another. The LinkedIn group can be found at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Made-in-Indiana-4266708?trk=myg_ugrp_ovr

Purdue Technical Assistant Program's Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Purdue-Technical-Assistance-Program-TAP/135119776531584

For more information about Made in Indiana, contact Purdue MEP at 317-275-6820 or amaddy@purdue.edu or visit http://www.mep.purdue.edu/made

Purdue MEP, a part of Purdue TAP, served more than 500 Indiana companies with workforce training and production needs from July 2010 to June 2011. Its programs assist Indiana companies with advanced manufacturing efforts and continuous improvement principles as core workforce training and production strategies.

Writer: Judith Barra Austin, 765-494-2432, jbaustin@purdue.edu

Source: Dave Snow, 317-275-6811, davesnow@purdue.edu