February 27, 2023

Young Completes Jobs and Security Tour, Says Hoosiers Prepared to Lead on National Security

Indianapolis, Ind. — Last week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) traveled across the state on his Jobs, Innovation, and Security Tour and met with Hoosiers to discuss how Indiana is positioned as a leader in areas important to our national security.

Stops on Young’s tour included NSWC Crane, New Albany, Fishers, West Lafayette, South Bend, and Fort Wayne.

“I am excited about all of the innovative ways Hoosiers are contributing to our national security. Indiana is already a leader in the 21st century economy, and we will continue to lead the way in the years ahead,” Senator Young said.

During the tour, Young visited multiple high-tech research and manufacturing facilities to discuss how his CHIPS and Science Act will help bring investment to Indiana and reshore the fabrication of computer chips and other key technologies.

Highlights from the tour include:

WestGate@Crane Technology Park:

Senator Young kicked off his tour on Tuesday at WestGate@Crane Technology Park where he met with leaders of NWSC Crane, Radius Indiana, and military suppliers to hear about opportunities the CHIPS and Science Act is bringing to Indiana. He also toured ManTech to learn about its partnership with Crane and leadership in advanced weapons systems. 

Samtec in New Albany:

On Tuesday afternoon, Senator Young toured Samtec in New Albany. Samtec is a global leader in producing the technology needed to support computer chip innovation around the world.

INCOG BioPharma Services in Fishers:

On Wednesday morning, Senator Young joined Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness and National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons to visitINCOG BioPharma Services’ recently completed facility in Fishers. INCOG is an innovative Hoosier manufacturer that is helping to save lives through advanced pharmaceutical development. During the event, Young discussed his legislation to renew and expand tax incentives for research and development and other ways he has worked to support Hoosier manufacturers.

Purdue University and Stratolaunch in West Lafayette

On Wednesday afternoon, Senator Young visited Purdue University and discussed opportunities related to his CHIPS and Science Act, including microelectronics research and manufacturing, biotechnology research, and the innovation workforce. Senator Young and Purdue University President Dr. Mung Chiang also visited Stratolaunch. Purdue and Stratolaunch recently launched a new partnership in the field of hypersonics, a field that will benefit from the CHIPS and Science Act.

AM General in Mishawaka

On Thursday, Senator Young visited AM General in Mishawaka and received an update on the recent announcement that AM General received a contract for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) follow-on production.

122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne

On Friday morning, Senator Young visited with Airmen of the 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne to receive an update on the transition to the F-16 fighter.

Young, along with Congressman Jim Banks, worked for years to bring the F-16 back to Fort Wayne and prepare the wing for a strong future. In December, Congress passed the annual National Defense Authorization Act to officially approve the conversion, paving the way for F-16 jets to come to Fort Wayne and eventually help the 122nd Fighter Wing compete for future platforms.