Spiceland, Indiana – 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. Draper, 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. Draper, 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 Draper, Inc. into our Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame in this inaugural year.”
“We are deeply honored to be one of the 18 inaugural members of the Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame,” according to Draper President John Pidgeon, “and sincerely appreciate this recognition.”
The Hall of Fame Luncheon was keynoted by former Indiana Governor and current Purdue University President Mitch Daniels.