M is for Manufacturing

Manufacturing is one of Evansville’s largest industries. Employing thousands of people across the city and the Tri-State, manufacturing has found a home here largely due to it’s proximity to major freight outlets, making it easier to ship throughout the country. Many well-known global and regional industries have come to Evansville, looking to take advantage of it’s prime location.

Berry Global

Specializing in injection-molded plastics, Berry Global employs about 47,000 workers across more than 295 locations worldwide. Established in 1967 as Imperial Plastics, the company has grown into a global, publicly traded, multi-billion-dollar public corporation with their headquarters still in Evansville.

Anchor Industries

Founded in 1892, Anchor Supply Company — as it was known then — was renowned locally as one of the best riverboat supply and awning companies in the area. Now one of the top tarp and tent manufacturers in the country, Anchor Industries products have appeared all over the United States, including Olympic games, NASCAR events, presidential inaugurations, and Disney World.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana

The largest manufacturing employer in Southwestern Indiana, Toyota’s factory in Princeton, Indiana employs over 7,000 people. These team members assemble more than 400,000 vans and SUVs each year.


Headquartered on the North Side of Evansville off Highway 41, AmeriQual is the largest provider of Meals, Ready-to-Eat (MREs) to the U.S. Military in the country. They also provide thermo-processed, shelf-stable, ready-to-eat food to large commercial branded food companies.

Mead Johnson

A global company focused primarily on infant and child nutrition, Mead Johnson’s “Enfa” line has made them the leading infant nutrition brand in the world. The company produces more than 70 products in over 50 countries and their facility in Evansville is one of just two in the United States.


The Alcoa Warrick Operations employs more than 1,500 people and their operations worldwide make them one of the largest producers of aluminum in the world. Alcoa founder Charles Martin Hall actually discovered the smelting process as a way to produce aluminum in 1886.

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Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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