Fratco, a leading manufacturer of corrugated drainage pipe headquartered in Francesville, Indiana, was inducted into the Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA) Hall of Fame at the annual Hall of Fame Inductions and Manufacturing Excellence Awards event held virtually today.
Companies inducted into the IMA Hall of Fame are chosen for their outstanding contributions to the development of a healthy, dynamic business environment in Indiana and to the state’s overall economic well-being.
Since Fratco’s humble beginnings in 1923 as a local clay tile kiln, the company has grown to a four-site, state-of-the-art producer of the market’s most high-quality, cutting-edge drainage solutions. Under their fourth generation of family-owned leadership, Fratco has seen production rates grow exponentially. Their dedication to precision engineering, great service and dependable products have contributed to Indiana’s strengthening economy and built a reputation that customers know and trust.
“Thank you to the Indiana Manufacturers Association for this honor,” said Fratco’s President and CEO Chris Overmyer. “We are proud to be a Hoosier-based company. As we innovate for tomorrow, we remember our roots and remain dedicated to enhancing the local economy and community.”
“The IMA Hall of Fame Inductions are held to celebrate and recognize the positive achievements made by Indiana manufacturing companies, and to honor their contributions in furthering manufacturing in Indiana," said IMA President and CEO Brian Burton. "Additionally, these inductions serve to bring attention to our industry and make the public aware of manufacturing’s enormous impact on the Hoosier economy.”
Indiana manufacturing continues to be one of the highest paying industry sectors in the state, and accounts for nearly 30% of Indiana’s total GDP. As the most manufacturing-intensive state in the nation, Indiana is the number-one wage payer and employer of Hoosiers.
Fratco is a leading manufacturer of corrugated drainage pipe and all associated fittings. Fratco has four plants across Indiana, Illinois and Iowa, which are supported by many distributors throughout the Midwest. Since 1923, Fratco has made it their goal to engineer only
high-quality, cutting-edge solutions to ensure their customers’ needs are met when it comes to drainage. Fratco sources only the best materials and continually tests to guarantee that all of their products meet the highest standards.
About The Indiana Manufacturers Association
Formed in 1901, the Indiana Manufacturers Association is the second oldest manufacturers association in the country and the only trade association in Indiana that exclusively focuses on manufacturing. The Indiana Manufacturers Association, representing more than 1,100
companies, is dedicated to advocating for a business climate that creates, protects and promotes quality manufacturing jobs in Indiana. The staff members of the Indiana Manufacturers Association are recognized experts in areas including tax, environment, labor relations, human resources, energy, workforce development and healthcare. For more information, visit www.indianamfg.com .