Manufacturers today are moving fast and not looking back. U.S. manufacturing output – the value of the stuff we make – has grown more than 80% over the last twenty years, and employees are more productive than ever before because of high-tech equipment and better training. The logistics industry has grown to keep up, getting products to customers across the globe.
Because we’re in the middle of the country, Indiana is a perfect place for companies that need to make stuff and move it ASAP. If you jumped in your car and started driving, you could get to two-thirds of the people and businesses in the U.S. within one day from Indiana (with enough Red Bull and gas money, anyway). We’ve also got plenty of interstate highway access, railroads and major airports.
It all adds up to lots of manufacturing and logistics jobs – like the engineering technicians who keep the factories running smoothly and the planning/scheduling specialists who make sure products get to customers right on time. But these careers take some education and training after high school. Make It Move gives you the chance to check out some cool jobs at and see what it takes to make your move.