BizVoice -- January / February 2018

4 BizVoice/Indiana Chamber – January/February 2018 28 42 2 President’s Message 5 Tweet Street 6 HR Column – Creating a Talent Engine 8 Guest Column – Manufacturing Talent 10 Go To It 12 Business Resources 14 In Pictures – Chamber events 28 Hoops History Our Road Trip Treasures series kicks off with visits to three iconic basketball venues – all within a short distance of each other in Henry County. Series Sponsor: 36 Industrial Strength Indiana’s manufacturing prowess may never have been more evident than during World War II. Relive the transitions that took place in factories statewide. 70 At the Center of It All The jet engine dominating today’s aviation world is assembled in three places – one of them being GE Aviation in Lafayette. Learn about the processes and the results. 76 Luxurious Approach A helipad and hot tub on a recreational vehicle; a 14-foot-tall human-piloted racing machine. That’s some of the work taking place at Furrion in Elkhart. 16 Legislatively Speaking Reince Priebus went from his Midwest roots – in Wisconsin – to the national stage with the Republican Party and the Trump administration. He will keynote the 2018 Indiana Chamber Legislative Dinner. • Indiana General Assembly priorities . . . . . . . . . 20 • Tech policies and their impact . . . . . . . . . . . 22 • Progress on federal regulations . . . . . . . . . . 24 • Column: Next steps on water policy . . . . . . . . . 26 35 Salute to Manufacturing In addition to the three feature stories (at left), we explore the past, present and future of Indiana’s manufacturing strength. • Business Profile: Brinly-Hardy . . . . . . . . . . . 35 • Tops in steel production 40 • Early auto empire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 • Business Profile: Wolf Mattress 45 • Trio of Elkhart companies tops list . . . . . . . . . 48 • Musical maestros at Conn-Selmer . . . . . . . . . 50 • Found Elsewhere: Statistical snapshot . . . . . . . . 54 • Special scents at Warm Glow Candle . . . . . . . . 58 • Cross Cut Vintage Designs: A carpenter and his barn 62 • Lighting the way at Inscope Medical Solutions . . . . . 64 • Analyzing manufacturing’s future 66 • Composite work at the Indiana Manufacturing Institute . . . 74 FEATURE STORIES FURTHERMORE DEPARTMENTS CONTENTS Winner of 84 national, state awards since 1999 Indiana’s Leading Statewide Business Magazine Cover photos: Automobiles have been part of the Indiana manufacturing story for many years. The Auburn (top) came from a 1.5-million-square-foot Connersville plant capable of producing 400 bodies and 250 completed cars a day (Indiana Historical Society, M0159; photo is cropped) . The first Honda rolled off the line in Greensburg in 2008. Shown is the 2017 Honda CRV (Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC). Indiana Historical Society, P0359

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