GOSHEN, IN—Viewrail was recently awarded one of the State of Indiana’s highly sought after Manufacturing Readiness Grants (MRG) to support their continued transition toward human-centered automation in manufacturing.
The Goshen-based stair and railing manufacturer worked with Notre Dame’s iNDustry Labs to submit an application outlining the potential impacts of their automated powder coating system to Conexus Indiana (a co-sponsor of the grant), and in turn were awarded $180K to cover a portion of the cost of the new system.
Viewrail’s manufacturing efficiency has been a significant factor in their continued growth over the past several years, and human-centric, automated systems such as their new powder coating system will only continue to amplify that efficiency.
The company now employs nearly 400 people, and recently surpassed $100 million in yearly revenue, further solidifying Viewrail as a leading floating stair and modern railing manufacturer in the country.
The Manufacturing Readiness Grants program was created in 2020 to stimulate investments in the private sector aiming at modernizing Indiana’s manufacturing industry. Since the grant program launched, 384 grants totaling $39 million have been awarded to companies spanning 69 counties. These grants have prompted proposed projects with combined budgets of $484 million.
“It’s exciting to see how this new system will improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of our powder coating process,” says Len Morris, Viewrail founder and CEO, “but it’s even more exciting to consider how the system will expand our capacity and ultimately open up more possibilities for future growth, including growth in jobs made available to members of our community.”
Viewrail, based in Goshen, Ind., is the leading manufacturer of modern stairs and railing in the United States. Viewrail manufactures floating stair systems along with premium glass, rod, and cable railing, and traditional stair components. All components are manufactured in-house in one of nine specialized facilities in Goshen. Additional information is available at www.viewrail.com.