INDIANA – The Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA) held its 2022 Manufacturers Hall of Fame Luncheon today at the Biltwell Event Center, in Indianapolis. The event is held each year to honor and recognize the manufacturing community and highlight those companies and individuals who have made substantial contributions to the industry.
Headlining the event was keynote speaker Pete Yonkman, President of Cook Medical and Cook Group, Inc., based in Bloomington, Indiana. Yonkman has been with Cook for more than 20 years and has been the key driver of the new medical device manufacturing facility run by Goodwill Commercial Services in Indianapolis. The facility is owned by Cook and staffed by Goodwill Commercial Services.
Today’s event included the presentation of the Manufacturers Hall of Fame Inductions and the Manufacturing Excellence Awards.
2022 Manufacturers Hall of Fame Inductees include:
- Boyer Machine & Tool Company, Inc., Columbus
- Caterpillar Inc., Lafayette, Muncie & Franklin
- Functional Devices, Inc., Sharpsville
- Heritage Environmental Services, Indianapolis
- Konrady Plastics, Portage
- Munster Steel Company Inc., Hammond
- My-te Products Inc., Indianapolis
- Stone City Products, Inc., Bedford
Winners of the 2022 Manufacturing Excellence Awards include:
- Community Impact Winners: Cook Medical, Bloomington; and Goodwill Commercial Services, Indianapolis;
- Emerging Leader Winners: Angie Holt, Rathburn Tool & Manufacturing, Auburn; and Bill Kennedy, Kennedy Tank & Manufacturing Co., Inc., Indianapolis
- Innovation Excellence Winner: bp America, Whiting
- Manufacturing Talent Champion Winners: Magna, Muncie; and the Northeast Indiana FAME Chapter, Fort Wayne
- Lifetime Achievement Winner: Mike Lunsford, Dart Controls, Inc., Zionsville
“Today, we are proud to honor these amazing companies and individuals who make Indiana manufacturing work, and who strive to continually grow, change and evolve,” said IMA President/CEO Brian Burton. “Our industry has seen incredible change over the past few years, and we applaud and celebrate the accomplishments of those who have been instrumental in reaching for new goals to improve and advance Indiana manufacturing.”
Congratulations to all of the inductees and winners and thank you to those who submitted nominations.
Event sponsors and exhibitors:
Event sponsors include:
Title Sponsor: KSM CPAs & Advisors
Gold Sponsor: Purdue University College of Engineering
Silver Sponsor: Cook Medical and Purdue MEP
Bronze Sponsors: Caterpillar Inc., FCCI Insurance Group, and IDI Composites International
Copper Sponsors: Frost Brown Todd LLC, Goodwill Commercial Services, and Hoosiers Work for Health
Patron Sponsor: Magna and Winthrop Capital Management
Exhibitors: FCCI Insurance Group, Franciscan Working Well, Goodwill Commercial Services, JM Tax Advocates, KSM CPAs & Advisors, Lincoln Financial Group, Purdue MEP, Purdue University College of Engineering