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Manufacturing Program Highlights Ind. Companies

By Arthur Foulkes

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – Three long-time Terre Haute companies – Clabber Girl, Emery Winslow Scale and Glas-Col – are participants in a federally backed manufacturing partnership program.

The Purdue University-based Manufacturing Extension Partnership last March launched “Made in Indiana,” a program designed to call attention to Hoosier manufacturing companies.

More than 100 Indiana companies are on the Made in Indiana list and that number is expected to grow, said Dave Snow, Purdue MEP director.

“We’re really doing it to promote and say, with great pride, that Indiana is a manufacturing state and here are some of the companies that want to be known about,” Snow told the Tribune-Star. Indiana manufacturers must sign up to be a part of the program, he said.

Companies can sign up through the Purdue MEP webpage, www.mep.purdue.edu/register.aspx. There is no cost, and each company receives a profile page on the website.

“Emery Winslow Scale Co. is pleased to be recognized by Purdue as a ‘Made in Indiana’ manufacturer,” said William Fischer, company president, in an email to the Tribune-Star. “We have a long history in Indiana and we are proud that scales made in our Indiana facility are in service all around the world.”

Emery Winslow Scale’s roots date back to 1896 with Marlon Winslow’s small machine shop in Terre Haute. The company now employs about 35 people at a plant on North 25th Street near Haythorne Avenue. Among other things, their highly durable scales – known as Hydrostatic load cells – measure everything from killer whales and railroad cars to trucks and molten steel and chicken breasts. Their customers include Nestle, General Mills, Pfizer, Boeing, Coca Cola, Republic Services and many more.

All three Made in Indiana companies have deep roots in Terre Haute, dating back several decades.

“We have a great, rich history,” said Teresa Shaffer, executive director of corporate communications at Hulman & Co., maker of Clabber Girl products, including baking powder, baking soda and cornstarch.

Being associated with an elite university such as Purdue helps people understand Clabber Girl is also a leader in manufacturing innovations, she said.

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