Kinetrex Energy Wins Indiana Small-Tier Manufacturer of the Year Award

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Kinetrex Energy, the leading supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Midwest, won the title of 2019 Indiana Small-Tier Manufacturer of the Year, at the Indiana Manufacturers Association’s (IMA) 2019 Hall of Fame Luncheon, held on October 16, 2019, at the Biltwell Event Center, in Indianapolis. The award was given as a part of the IMA’s Manufacturing Excellence Awards, which recognized Indiana manufacturing companies and individuals, in various categories, for their positive achievements and contributions to the industry.

“I am very proud of the entire Kinetrex organization and what has been accomplished in terms of manufacturing leadership in a relatively short amount of time,” said Aaron Johnson, CEO of Kinetrex Energy. “While the team’s success is certainly not a surprise to those of us that work alongside one another on a daily basis, affirmations from respected organizations such as the IMA are certainly well received.”

Kinetrex Energy was selected from nominations received from the manufacturing community, and competed against other world-class manufacturers for the award.

“The Indiana Manufacturers Association instituted the Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame in 2015 to help bring awareness and recognition to the many positive contributions of Hoosier manufacturers. And this year we’ve added the Manufacturing Excellence Awards to focus and honor companies in specific areas of achievement,” said IMA President and CEO Brian Burton. “We congratulate Kinetrex Energy for its outstanding work and continued dedication to making Indiana manufacturing a positive, driving force for the state.”

As the most manufacturing-intensive state in the nation, Indiana is the number-one wage payer and employer of Hoosiers. Additionally, manufacturing continues to be the number-one job creator in Indiana, employing more than 545,000 in the state.

About the Indiana Manufacturers Association

Formed in 1901, the Indiana Manufacturers Association is the second oldest manufacturers association in the country and the only trade association in Indiana that exclusively focuses on manufacturing. Manufacturing is the driving force of Indiana’s economy, employing more people and contributing more to Indiana’s gross domestic product than any other industry. The Indiana Manufacturers Association, representing more than 1,100 companies, is dedicated to advocating for a business climate that creates, protects, and promotes quality manufacturing jobs in Indiana. The staff of the Indiana Manufacturers Association are recognized experts in areas including tax, environment, labor relations, human resources, energy, workforce development, and health care. To learn more about how membership can be a be a benefit for your company, visit

About Kinetrex Energy

Kinetrex is the U.S.’s leading inter-state liquefied natural gas (LNG) company and operates two significant LNG production facilities. Kinetrex provides turn-key energy solutions from a comprehensive portfolio of natural gas solutions including: LNG, renewable natural gas (RNG) and pipeline natural gas for customers in the transportation, commercial, industrial, agricultural and power markets.