Winamac Coil Spring, Inc., a global manufacturer of springs and wire forms, based in Kewanna, , was inducted into the Indiana Manufacturers Association’s (IMA) Hall of Fame at the annual Hall of Fame Inductions and Manufacturing Excellence Awards event held virtually today. Past events have been held live in Indianapolis; but due to the ongoing pandemic, the awards were transitioned to a virtual format this year.
Companies inducted into the 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.
Winamac Coil Spring, Inc. was founded in 1948 by Walter Pesaresi and today is owned and operated by 3rd generation family members. Receiving the award were President, Anthony Pesaresi; Executive Vice President, Gene Huber, Jr. and VP of Operations, Chad Huber. Other members of the family executive committee that were unavailable at the time of the presentation are, VP Office Purchasing Manager, Danny Pesaresi Jr. and VP Plant 4 Division Manager, Andy Pesaresi.
Winamac Coil Spring has plants in both Fulton and Pulaski counties employing 170 people. “From rural Indiana we supply 6 of the world’s top 10 agriculture equipment companies, as well as some of the most recognized brands in the off road power sports industry,” commented Anthony Pesaresi, President. “The dedication, innovation and skill of our employees have helped our company become leaders in the large spring and wire form industry,” added Executive VP, Gene Huber, Jr.
“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.