INDIANAPOLIS (April 30, 2020) – Today, Safe Return to Work for Indiana’s Manufacturing, Logistics, and Warehousing Sectors: Keeping our Hoosier workers safe so they can restart the state was released to share best practices of Indiana companies and others around the world in this unprecedented time. It identifies recommendations and best practices from public health experts and organizations, as well as other officials, to assist Hoosier employers both in continuing to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and in restarting operations.

The edition distributed today is focused on the manufacturing, logistics and warehousing organizations, and includes two primary sections:

  • Key Decisions to Consider Prior to Restarting Your Workplace: Describes for employers the four key principles they will need to consider as they seek to re-open their operations following the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order and temporary closures.
  • Key Components of a Safe Return to Work in Manufacturing, Logistics, and Warehousing: Provides an outline of and detailed descriptions for the 16 key factors across four broad areas that employers will have to uniquely manage to provide maximum societal benefits as we go back to work during the ongoing pandemic.

The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), along with a special initiative led by Cummins Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger and senior members of the Cummins team, working together with other regional business leaders, produced the playbook. In addition, leaders from several of CICP’s branded initiatives — particularly Mark Howell, from Conexus Indiana, and Paul Mitchell, from Energy Systems Network—made substantial contributions to this effort.

“As the nation’s most manufacturing-intensive state, with nationally ranked health care systems, America’s largest medical school, and one of the country’s current showcase centers for life sciences innovation in this crisis, Indiana should be uniquely prepared to rise to this challenge,” said David L. Johnson, president and CEO, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. “The best thinking from some of Indiana’s global companies contributed to this playbook, as our highest priority during this time is the health, safety, and well-being of all Hoosiers across the state. We all appreciate Cummins’ pragmatic leadership here, and the widespread support we are seeing for achieving this common goal through such hands-on helpful recommendations.”

Two other playbooks for office environments and service-related industries are in development and will be available in the next week.

READ PLAYBOOK: Safe Return to Work for Indiana’s Manufacturing, Logistics, and Warehousing Sectors: Keeping our Hoosier workers safe so they can restart the state

About Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP)

The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) was formed in 1999 to bring together the chief executives of Central Indiana’s prominent corporations, foundations and universities in a strategic and collaborative effort dedicated to the region’s continued prosperity and growth. To advance this mission, CICP sponsors six key talent and industry sector initiatives, AgriNovus Indiana, Ascend Indiana, BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana, Energy Systems Network and TechPoint, each of which addresses challenges and opportunities unique to its respective area: agbiosciences, talent and workforce development, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics, energy technology and technology. To learn more about CICP, visit