Advanced Industries Council
Collectively Growing Indiana’s Make-and-Move Economy
The Conexus Indiana Advanced Industries Council is a statewide group of leaders representing the advanced manufacturing and logistics (AML) industry, education, philanthropy and the public sector. By joining the council, you’re becoming part of a network that has the experience to identify opportunities for AML growth and is in the unique position to effect change.
Quarterly meetings bring partners together to discuss how to sustain the long-term economic growth of AML. Our council partners also participate in Working Groups, which dig deep on collective priorities such as talent development, economic development, and industry research.
Join our network of statewide leaders—and help us drive Indiana AML to global leadership.
Conexus Indiana Advanced Industries Council Partners
The Advanced Industries Council includes companies of all sizes across a range of industry sectors. We purposefully engage companies big and small from communities around the state to help develop a broad perspective of our state’s advanced manufacturing and logistics landscape. The council is led by an Executive Committee, a group of industry leaders from AML companies around the state.
How Indiana’s AML Measures Up
Indiana is at an inflection point—to maintain our leadership in AML and reach global prominence, we must evolve. Conexus has commissioned a high-level report to accompany the development of our dashboard that outlines where we stand and where we must adapt as an industry. See where there are opportunities to become a driving force for the prosperity and success of Indiana today.
Executive Committee Leaders
Andrew Ball and Nick Hoagland chair the Advanced Industries Council. Andrew is co-CEO of Henriott Group and previously served on the boards of the Greater Lafayette Commerce, Indiana Workforce Development and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s Region 4 Workforce Board.
Susan Carlock and George Ellis are the co-vice chairs, both having helped lead our Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics Councils in the past. Susan brings more than 20 years of business experience to her role as co-owner and vice president of Business Development at Mursix Corporation.
Meet our Council Partners
With representation across the state, our council represents more than 130 industry organizations.
Our council partners are represented on the map below. To see only Executive Committee members, toggle the list for Executive Committee members in the top left corner of the map.
HDR is an employee-owned design firm specializing in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. We’re ranked No. 6 among the world’s design firms and we’re the largest healthcare design firm. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible.
Dayton-Phoenix Group is a railroad manufacturer specializing in auxiliary generators, cab cooling and heating systems. They supply quality electrical and locomotive components to the industrial and railroad markets
Winndeavor is a manufacturer of highly precision components for a variety of industries including aerospace, defense, industrial, medical and commercial. The Company meets and exceeds the tightest required tolerances and is well respected for high quality, speed and modern technology. Winndeavor is both AS9100D and ISO9001 certified.
Copper Mountain Technologies
Copper Mountain Technologies develops innovative RF test and measurement solutions for engineers worldwide. Copper Mountain Technologies provides vector network analyzers for thousands of clients in close to 100 countries around the world.
API Alliance Inc
API Alliance is a manufacturer of custom electronics, electronic controls and electro-mechanical assemblies offering a full array of services including engineering and project management.
INCA Renewtech develops and produces bio-composite materials for industrial use. Plant genomics, hemp farming, fibre processing and composites are all products they offer. They supply materials to the transportation, consumer goods and construction materials industries.
5 Rivers Automation
5 Rivers Automation is an Indiana based IT company delivering robotic process automation and software testing automation solutions to small and medium sized companies.
DEEM is a commercial and industrial mechanical and electrical company. DEEM offers HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Refrigeration, Industrial Piping, Building Automation and Sheet Metal Installation and Services.
V2X is a provider of critical mission solutions and support to defense clients globally to aid in mission support. V2X delivers integrated solutions across the operations and logistics, aerospace, training and technology markets to national security, defense, civilian and international clients.
Novilytic is a molecular-recognition company that utilizes nanotechnology to monitor the quality of lifesaving medicines.
ClearObject is a digital transformation company that works to enhance efficiency and output across a range of industries and technologies, including edge-based artificial intelligence (AI), generative AI, Computer Vision, Machine Learning (ML) Ops, Internet of Things (IoT), and Cloud.
Lippert Components manufactures and supplies highly engineered, high-quality components to the RV industry, marine industry, automotive industry and beyond.
Toyota Material Handling
Toyota Material Handling, Inc., also referred to as Toyota Forklift, is an American manufacturer and distributor of forklifts, warehouse equipment, tow tractors and more.
Kendal Logan Logistics
Kendal Logan Logistics is an Indianapolis-based 3PL which assists small and mid-size companies in fully executing their supply chain needs. Their services include fulfillment and distribution, warehousing, transportation and more.
Conversight.ai is a platform that uncovers actionable business insights for enterprises through natural language conversation.
Evonik is one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies. It develops approximately 4,000 innovative and sustainable solution used by many industries including automotive and pharmaceuticals.
Wabash National is a leading manufacturer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems in North America.
South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership
The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership is a collaboration of the economic development partners from 47 communities in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan.
MITO Material Solutions
MITO Material Solutions is a materials technology company with proprietary additives which can be infused directly into resin systems and then applied to composite components used to manufacture planes, cars, trains, wind turbines or even sporting goods.
Lilly Endowment Inc
Lilly Endowment is a private philanthropic foundation supporting the causes of religion, education, and community development.
Flexware Innovation leverages technology to solve business problems by providing software development, automation engineering, manufacturing systems integration, business intelligence solutions, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and specialized product development.
Beulah Inc. is an EMP manufacturer specializing in fluid applicators for automotive markets. The firm has launched BuelahWorks for innovation and startup projects.
Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (AIM)
AIM represents cities and towns statewide with more than 460 municipal members.
IBC Materials & Technologies LLC
IBC Materials & Technologies LLC specializes in research and development of surface engineering solutions.
Ice Miller LLP is a full-service law firm with over 340 legal professionals in seven offices that advises clients on all aspects of complex legal issues across more than 20 practice areas.
Indiana Corn Marketing Council
The Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) consists of 17 farmer-directors who are elected and charged with overseeing the investment of state corn checkoff funds.
Indiana Department of Transportation
The Indiana Department of Transportation plans, builds, and maintains safe and innovative transportation infrastructure that enhances quality of life, drives economic growth, and accommodates new modes of transport.
Indiana Economic Development Corporation
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is charged with growing the State economy, driving economic development and helping businesses launch, grow and locate in the state.
Indiana Furniture Industries Inc
Indiana Furniture is a furniture manufacturer of products for the office environment, such as private office settings, open office settings, and conference rooms.
Indiana Motor Truck Association
The Indiana Motor Truck Association serves. represents, and promotes the interests of the trucking industry.
Indiana Soybean Alliance
The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) manages the Indiana soybean checkoff program and has a separate membership and policy committee to represent soybean farmers on policy and regulatory issues affecting the soybean industry.
Indiana State University
Indiana State University, a doctoral research university, offers 100+ academic programs and combines a strong undergraduate and graduate education with a focus on community and public service.
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI enrolls more than 30,000 students from all 50 states and 122 countries and includes 20 schools and academic units which grant degrees in more than 200 programs from both Indiana University and Purdue University.
Indianapolis Airport Authority
The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) owns and operates the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), the Downtown Heliport, Eagle Creek Airpark, Hendricks County Airport-Gordon Graham Field, Indianapolis Regional Airport, and Metropolitan Airport.
Innovative 3D Manufacturing
Innovative 3D Manufacturing is a full service manufacturing company specializing in metal and plastic additive manufacturing.
Integrated Distribution Services
Integrated Distribution Services delivers a mix of supply chain logistics services including warehousing, distribution, order fulfillment and asset and non-asset transportation services to customers in diverse industries.
The Kelley School of Business at IUPUI
The Kelley School of Business at IUPUI is a full-time undergraduate program with five graduate programs, including a graduate certificate for healthcare professionals, master’s programs in accounting and taxation, the Business of Medicine Physician MBA, and the Evening MBA.
Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution, offering degree programs and trainings that align with the needs of its community and courses and programs that transfer to other Indiana colleges and universities.
JASPER Engines & Transmissions
JASPER Engines & Transmissions, a major mass remanufacturer of a line of drive train components, produces gas and diesel engines, transmissions, differentials, rear axle assemblies, diesel air and fuel components, and marine products.
Hoosier Gasket Corporation
Hoosier Gasket Corporation designs and manufactures advanced sealing and stamping solutions, including metallic, elastomeric seals, high temperature, complex assembly, and fiber sealing products.
Jeco Plastic Products LLC
Jeco Plastic Products uses new materials and designs to solve recurring problems in material handling. They make products for automotive, commercial printing, industrial manufacturing, scientific, and military applications.
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, one of five Honda automobile assembly plants in the United States, produces the Civic sedan, the CR-V sport utility vehicle, and the Insight hybrid vehicle.
Katz, Sapper & Miller
KSM (Katz, Sapper & Miller) is an advisory, tax, and audit firm. Their team helps businesses at all stages of their lifecycles – from start-up, to growth and expansion, to exit.
HNTB is an infrastructure solutions firm delivering a full range of infrastructure-related services, including planning, design, program management, and construction management.
Hitachi Astemo provides advanced mobility solutions in the areas of electric powertrains for automobiles, advanced chassis, autonomous driving/advanced driver assistance systems, and systems for motorcycles.
Kem Krest LLC
Kem Krest manages and markets customer branded parts and chemicals, from suppliers to dealership networks and production facilities, on behalf of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) within the automotive, agriculture/industrial, and defense industries.
Hillenbrand is a global industrial holding company with multiple market-leading industrial businesses including Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, Mold-Masters, and Batesville Inc, a leading supplier of burial and cremation products.
Kimura Foundry America
Kimura Foundry America specializes in quality castings produced by optimizing 3D printing technology. They specialize in castings made of iron, steel, and numerous specialty alloys for rapid prototyping, small volume production, and service parts.
Henry Schein is a worldwide distributor of medical and dental supplies including vaccines, pharmaceuticals, financial services, and equipment.
Henriott Group is an insurance agency serving the state of Indiana. They provide consulting and assistance with human resource services, employee benefits, commercial insurance, health and wellness, Medicare, life, and personal lines of insurance.
Helmer Scientific designs, integrates, manufactures, markets, and distributes specialized medical and laboratory equipment to clinical and life science customers in over 125 countries.
Langham Logistics is a door-to-door 3PL and freight management company offering supply chain management, domestic and international freight services, airport logistics services, and warehouse and fulfillment services in the Midwest and Southeastern United States.
Heartland Automotive is a tier one automotive parts manufacturer dedicated to serving the automotive industry by offering designs and features for interior and exterior trim parts.
LDI is an Indianapolis-based family office with experience operating high-potential, middle-market companies. LDI seeks investments in manufacturing, distribution, and logistics businesses.
Lenex Steel is a design and build steel fabricator with a manufacturing capacity of up to 30,000 tons, serving hospitals, convention centers, educational facilities, office buildings, and warehouses.
Liteauto GmbH is a German company specializing in incorporating the use of magnesium for automotive applications.
Lite Magnesium Products Inc.
Lite Magnesium Products Inc. provides end-to-end solutions in magnesium-based products/components from designing to production phases.
LHP Engineering Solutions
LHP provides engineering services and technology integration within the transportation industry.
Lochmueller Group is a full-service survey, planning, engineering, and environmental firm with an emphasis on planning and designing state and local infrastructure improvements.
Major Tool & Machine Inc
Major Tool & Machine is a contract manufacturer specializing in large CNC milling and turning machining, manual and robotic welding, engineering, program management, inspection and assembly services.
MBC Group’s Staffing & Logistics Division provides associates to various businesses for positions ranging from light industrial to highly skilled jobs.
Merchandise Warehouse provides temperature controlled storage and quick freezing to food and pharmaceutical companies.
Meyer Distributing is an automotive specialty products marketing and distribution company. Through numerous warehousing facilities, Meyer serves thousands of customers nationwide via Meyer Logistics direct ship.
Milestone Contractors is a fully integrated highway, heavy construction, asphalt paving, concrete paving, and site-development general contractor providing construction services throughout the state of Indiana and beyond.
Mursix Corporation specializes in stamping and component manufacturing, serving a wide range of customers whose applications range from hospital beds to automotive safety to hybrid electric vehicles.
NASCO manufactures protective outerwear for a variety of industrial applications, including general industrial use, food processing, logging, electric utilities, petrochemical, transportation, and public safety.
Novo Logistics is a third-party logistics company that provides warehousing, on-plant and manufacturing solutions, value-add services, yard and shuttle management, delivery and transportation support, and contingent labor solutions.
OFS is a family-owned contract furniture manufacturer that provides furniture and logistics solutions for office, healthcare, education, lifestyle, hospitality, government, and home office markets worldwide.
Oscar Winski Company
Oscar Winski Company is a fabricator of steel and aluminum-based components and assemblies, primarily serving commercial trailers and industrial equipment.
Perfecto Tool & Engineering
Perfecto Tool and Engineering builds custom machinery and parts, and manufactures build-to-print customer designs.
Photon Automation Inc
Photon Automation Inc. provides engineering, development, manufacturing, and deployment of automated machines that incorporate state-of-the-art industrial laser technology.
Ports of Indiana
The Ports of Indiana is a statewide port authority that operates a system of three ports on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan.
Praxair Surface Technologies
Praxair Surface Technologies (PST), a Linde company, offers a comprehensive array of high-performance coatings and technologies to the aviation, energy, and other industries.
Purdue University is a major research institution that is supported by top-ranking disciplines in pharmacy, business, engineering, and agriculture. More than 39,000 students are enrolled, representing all 50 states and 130 countries.
Quality Connection is a labor management partnership representing 100 union NECA electrical contractors and 2,500 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) #481 workers, helping to build many of Central Indiana’s premier education, health care, utility sites, and logistics projects.
Rev Up Manufacturing
Rev Up Manufacturing offers a range of engineering and manufacturing integration services to area manufacturers, including CNC machining, assembly, welding, laser cutting, and 3D printing. They also offer strategic integration solutions for data collection and analysis, e-commerce, production systems, and technology adoption.
Riverside Mfg LLC
Riverside MFG manufactures electrical systems and products for harsh environment vehicles and equipment. This includes custom product development, printed circuit board assembly, electronics assembly, industrial labels, metal fabrication, plastic injection molding, over molding, cable, and wire harness assembly and instrumentation
Roche Diagnostics is part of the world’s largest biotech company. The company develops diagnostics products for cancer, cardiac health, infectious diseases, women’s health, and in diabetes management.
Rolls-Royce manufactures highly-efficient integrated power and propulsion solutions. Its power systems are used in aerospace, naval marine, energy, and off-highway applications.
Samtec is a privately held, global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, including IC-to-Board and IC Packaging, High-Speed Board-to-Board, High-Speed Cables, Mid-Board, and Panel Optics, Flexible Stacking, and Micro/Rugged components and cables.
Sirmax North America
Sirmax North America is a leading manufacturer of polypropylene compounds, engineering polymers, postconsumer compounds, and bio-compounds used across all major sectors including automotive, household appliances, power tools, electronics, construction, and furniture.
Stellantis is one of the world’s leading automakers and a mobility provider. Its brands include Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroën, Dodge, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Ram, Vauxhall, Free2move, and Leasys.
Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc
Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc., part of the Subaru family of companies, is home of North American production for the Ascent, Impreza, Legacy, and Outback.
Team Cruiser Conversion Company
Team Cruiser Conversion Company is a procurement and logistics company that provides heavy-duty automotive and industrial equipment manufacturing, customization, and up-fitting solutions for various commercial and municipal specifications.
Telamon Corporation specializes in solutions for telecommunication networks and industrial assembly. The company designs, builds, and installs telecommunication networks enabling connectivity in all forms.
The Heritage Group
The Heritage Group is a family-owned business managing a diverse portfolio of companies specializing in heavy construction and materials, environmental services, and specialty chemicals.
THG Automation is a technology provider focused on robotic automation. Their proprietary solution is a robotic welding package for the US market to combine the collaborative capabilities of Universal Robots and the industry leading capabilities of Fronius welding systems.
TOA serves the automotive and housing markets. The company manufactures automobile body structural parts and underbody functional parts as well as main components for housing.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana uses high-tech manufacturing systems to assemble Toyota vehicles including the Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, and Sienna Hybrid.
Tri-Pac is a contract filling and packaging firm that contracts with multinational manufacturers of liquid cosmetics and chemicals to fill and package custom orders.
Operating in more than 220 countries and territories, UPS is a transportation and logistics leader for customers of all sizes.
Venture Logistics is a full-service logistics company providing trucking and logistics services throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
Wood-Mizer is a global-leading sawmill and woodworking equipment manufacturer with an extensive line of equipment, serving sawmilling and woodworking hobbyists and professionals all over the world.
Greater Indianapolis Foreign Trade Zone (INzone)
INzone is the non-profit organization that administers the federal Foreign-Trade Zone program throughout 41 counties in Central Indiana.
Fred Smith Store Fixtures
Fred Smith Store Fixtures is a laminate component parts supplier for companies in the hospitality and office furniture industries.
Fort Wayne Metals
Fort Wayne Metals manufactures precision wire-based materials and components for medical devices and other critical applications.
Ferguson Construction Co
Ferguson Construction Company provides commercial construction services for both small and large-scale projects from conception to completion in Ohio and Indiana.
FedEx is a global organization that provides shipping, transportation, e-commerce, and business services.
Evansville-Vanderburgh Airport Authority District
The Evansville-Vanderburgh Airport Authority District is the owner and operator of Evansville Regional Airport and accompanying properties.
Endress+Hauser is a leader in industrial flow measurement technology for liquids, gases, and steam. The company provides advanced, tailored measurement instruments.
Eli Lilly and Company
Eli Lilly and Company is a global healthcare company that advances new discoveries to treat diseases including diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, immune system disorders, and cancers.
Elanco Animal Health Clinton Laboratories
Elanco Animal Health innovates and delivers products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets.
Drug Plastics designs and manufactures plastic medical containers and pill bottles for healthcare, wellness, and lifestyle companies.
Don Wood Foundation
The Don Wood Foundation provides grants to nonprofit partners that seek to grow and strengthen the manufacturing and entrepreneurship sectors in the Midwest.
Distributors Terminal Company
Distributors Terminal Company provides end-to-end supply chain services including transportation, warehousing, and logistics services and solutions.
Cummins Inc. specializes in diesel and alternative fuel engines and generators, and related components and technology.
Creative Works Inc
Creative Works designs, fabricates, installs, and runs immersive amusement experiences for theme parks, restaurants, sports complexes and more.
Corteva Agriscience is a global pure-play agriculture company with a diverse portfolio, from crop protection to seeds.
Cook Medical develops technologies that eliminate the need for open surgery, including medical devices, biologic materials, and cellular therapies.
Cook Group Inc
Cook Group’s diverse business portfolio includes companies working in life sciences, business services, resorts, property management, and medical devices.
Cook Biotech develops advanced tissue-repair products from site-specific tissue and other extracellular matrice-based biomaterials.
CEVA Logistics provides end-to-end supply chain solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies.
Caterpillar Inc. is a leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives.
C & R Racing/PWR North America
C&R Racing, or PWR North America, provides design and engineering services with on-site manufacturing of high-performance aluminum radiators, intercoolers, and oil coolers.
Buchanan Hauling and Rigging Inc
Buchanan Hauling and Rigging is a full service logistics company, handling all types of commodities, projects, and freight moves throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Bolder Industries Inc
Bolder Industries Inc. provides solutions for rubber, plastic, and petrochemical supply chains by converting end-of-life tires into sustainable carbon black, petrochemicals, steel, and power.
Baylor Trucking utilizes transportation technology to provide high payload opportunities for shippers including third-party logistics services, dedicated fleets, and customized reporting.
Batesville Tool & Die Inc
Batesville Tool & Die is a global supplier of precision metal stamping components and assemblies with a wide range of capabilities, including tooling, metal stampings, welding, and assembly.
Batesville Inc. offers burial and cremation products, memorial keepsakes and business and technology solutions that meet the needs of families and licensed funeral professionals across North America.
BAE Systems is a leading technology-led defense, aerospace, and security solutions provider in the production of military equipment.
Backhaul Direct is a major third-party logistics provider delivering freight solutions domestically and internationally.
Arcamed provides case and tray systems and precision machined products to orthopedic OEMs.
Antique Candle Co
Antique Candle Co. is a candle manufacturer that produces hand poured, artisan soy wax candles and ships to customers across North America.
Ameri-Can Engineering is the maker of luxurious events and commercial grade restroom trailers.
Amatrol is the global leader in online career and technical education (CTE) courses with training solutions deployed in all 50 states and over 50 countries.
AM General designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies, and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide.
Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses.
Allegion provides security products with a range of solutions for homes, businesses, schools, and institutions.
AES Indiana provides retail electric service to more than 500,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Indianapolis and other Central Indiana communities.
Aegis Sales & Engineering Inc
Aegis Sales & Engineering is dedicated to machining high quality precision parts to customer specifications and drawings.
AECOM is an infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services from planning, design, and engineering to program and construction management.
1st Source Corporation
1st Source Bank delivers a comprehensive range of banking services for a convenient, secure, and personal banking experience.
Becoming a council partner gives you a lot of advantages. You’ll not only get to network with other leaders in your industry, you’ll be able to share best practices and help determine programs and initiatives that will strengthen the manufacturing and logistics industries. If you’re interested in getting involved, fill out the form below to let us know.