Seven-Time Award Winner
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Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on certain criteria, including overall quality and on-time delivery. Major Tool & Machine (MTM) was one of 66 companies recognized by Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business for 3-Star honors. It marks the seventh year MTM was recognized by Raytheon.

Major Tool & Machine (Indianapolis, Indiana) provides manufacturing, engineering, fabrication, precision machining and assembly services to a variety of United States and international customers. They are a registered small business with 400 employees and support several critical defense programs for Raytheon.

Grilling for Zero recordable incidents in April

MTM celebrated the month of April by having no recordable injuries with more than 30,000 hours worked. The staff grilled hamburgers and served ice cream for all employees across all three shifts as a thank you. 

Indiana Tops in Midwest For Business


An annual survey of 300 chief executive officers ranks Indiana as the top state in the Midwest for doing business. Chief Executive magazine says Indiana also ranks fifth overall for the third consecutive year on the 2018 "Best States For Doing Business" list.

The survey rates states based on criteria including taxes and regulation, workforce quality and living environment. Indiana ranks 12th for taxes and regulation, 8th for workforce quality and 12th for living environment.

The publication notes Indiana's strong manufacturing presence and growing tech sector as reasons for its pro-business culture. 

Texas and Florida top the list for the sixth consecutive year, followed by North Carolina and South Carolina, which tied for third. The five worst states for doing business, according to the list, are California, New York, Illlinois, New Jersey and Connecticut.

You can view the full ranking by clicking here.

You can view the original Inside Indiana Business article by clicking here.