Introduced Version





SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Indiana Manufacturers Association.



HARRISON




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Introduced

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Indiana Manufacturers Association.

    Whereas, the Indiana Manufacturers Association was founded in 1901 by employers who understood the critical importance of being involved in the decisions of government that would impact the manufacturing enterprise;

    Whereas, the year 2001 marks the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Indiana Manufacturers Association;

    Whereas, while acting as an able accurate and aggressive advocate for manufacturers in the State House, the members of the Indiana Manufacturers Association have also proved to be a valuable information resource to the Indiana General Assembly for over 100 years;

    Whereas, the Indiana Manufacturers Association is the largest and oldest trade association in Indiana and the second oldest organization of its kind in America;

    Whereas, Indiana is the most manufacturing intensive state in America and has the highest percentage of manufacturing employment in the nation - almost 1/4 of all Hoosier workers work in manufacturing while the national average is just 15%. Nearly 700,000 Hoosiers work in manufacturing and Indiana Manufacturers Association members alone employ 620,000 of those manufacturing workers;



    Whereas, manufacturing pays nearly 1/3 of all wages in Indiana, totaling more than $28 billion per year, purchases goods worth

more than $80 billion per year, and ships products worth more than $150 billion per year;

    Whereas, manufacturing is 31.4% of the state domestic product while the national average is 17%;

    Whereas, manufacturing has annual capital expenditures exceeding $600 million per year and produces items in excess of $75 billion per year;

    Whereas, because of the intensity of the manufacturing base of Indiana, the state also has the highest incidence of employer provided health insurance in America and is among the top states in home ownership; and

    Whereas, manufacturing in Indiana has become diversified to such a degree that Indiana is now first in steel production, manufactured housing, compact disks, musical instruments and elevators, and ranks in the top 5 in pharmaceuticals and surgical supplies: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives concurring :


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly hereby commends the Indiana Manufacturers Association for its 100 years of outstanding service to the manufacturing industry in the State of Indiana.

    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate shall transmit copies of this resolution to the Board of Directors of the Indiana Manufacturers Association.