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NEWS | April 27, 2022

NSWC Crane hosts about 500 at Annual Buy Indiana Expo

By Sarah K. Miller, NSWC Crane Corporate Communications

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) held its 24th Annual Buy Indiana Expo on Tuesday, April 5 in French Lick, Indiana, where 150 businesses were represented and about 500 people were in attendance.

The 2022 Buy Indiana event was hosted by the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce and took place at the French Lick Springs Resort. Buy Indiana was attended by a wide range of NSWC Crane employees and vendors, including new businesses from the Hoosier State as well as businesses from Montana, Michigan, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, and Alabama.

Business vendors included technology focus areas such as microelectronics and data science. There were software engineers, software developers, cable manufacturers, machine shops, construction companies, engineering service providers and lending institutions also in attendance at Buy Indiana.

Matt Burkett, the Deputy Director for Small Business Programs at NSWC Crane, says the event was a success.

“The 24th Annual Buy Indiana Expo was a great success for NSWC Crane. The engagement between the many business and government entities was exciting to see,” says Burkett. “The vendor feedback has been very positive. The Monday night reception was well attended, which is an unofficial measure of success for me. We look forward to seeing how the engagement continues through avenues such as partnerships, collaborations, connections, or newly integrated capabilities for the warfighter.” 

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