Advanced Manufacturing

It is no secret that Indiana’s history is in manufacturing. In Northeast Indiana, we also believe that it is our future. The Indiana companies already working in the advanced manufacturing industry have found a solid workforce that suits their specific needs, an extensive transportation network ready to deliver products to their customers, and low business costs.

In Whitley County, we understand that Indiana companies competing in the manufacturing market must be specialized, flexible and high-tech. We know that advanced manufacturing requires not only understanding the history and practices of manufacturing, but also embracing new technologies and ideas. Whitley County companies stand on deep industrial roots as they develop innovative ideas and cutting-edge products, to compete in the global marketplace.

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Whitley County Major Employers

Steel Dynamics Inc.
644
C&A Tool Engineering
541
80/20
411
Ultra Electronics- USSI
386
Advanced Assembly, LLC
356
BRC Rubber Group
267
Micropulse
250
SKF Reelcraft
210
Warner Electric
207
Shindigz
165

 

Whitley County Wages

Occupation
Average Wage
Electrical Engineers
$68,234
Industrial Engineers
$63,966
Mechanical Engineers
$64,228
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters
$46,800
First-line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers
$55,280
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
$28,866
Team Assembers
$33,303
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
$20,898
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
$31,049
Source: EMSI 2015.2 Class of Worker, QCEW

 

Workforce Development

We know that education is essential in advanced manufacturing and our local universities and colleges offer certifications and degrees to meet your needs.

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) offers undergraduate degrees in Industrial Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology and certification in advanced manufacturing managament. IPFW also recently opened the Haas Technical Education Center providing students with a hands-on learning opportunity.
  • Indiana Tech offers undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, and Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering. In addition, Indiana Tech offers a graduate degree in Engineering Management.
  • Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne offers an Associate’s degree in Advanced Manufacturing and certificates in Industrial Technology and level 1 Mechatronics.

 

 

 

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