Dozens of representatives of Northeast Indiana's manufacturers attended the first Northeast Indiana Manufacturing Awards on Oct. 27 at Ramada Plaza, Fort Wayne. The breakfast event was co-hosted by KPC Media, publisher of the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, and the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana.

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, spoke about the importance of the region's manufacturing base to the country.

Other speakers included John Sampson, president and chief executive officer of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, who presented the highlight of the event, the winner of the Northeast Indiana Manufacturer of the Year.

Check back for full coverage of the winners here and in Oct. 30's Business Weekly.

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