About Us

We are Hoosier Pattern

In November 1997, Keith Gerber (now sole owner) and two others opened Hoosier Pattern, Inc. in Decatur, Indiana. Since opening its doors, Hoosier Pattern has seen continual growth in the pattern making business.  Known for its reputation of quality workmanship and commitment to “On Time Delivery,” HPI has gained recognition as a premier pattern shop.

This rising status has allowed HPI to build strong relationships within the manufacturing industry and to continue to invest in new equipment and technology in order to provide unparalleled service to our customers. Today, Hoosier employs almost 50 men and women and has expanded its facility to meet customers’ current and future needs.

Why Hoosier Pattern?

Offering a wide variety of the most advanced tools and technology, HPI is able to provide our customers with the best in quality, pricing and timing.  A highly knowledgeable and experienced staff will help you find the tooling that’s right for your unique business or project and will even assist your company in finding “out of the box” solutions when needed.

Hoosier Pattern, Inc. encourages constant research for new products and procedures to stay profitable and further our capabilities.  The most recent additions of a laser scanner and Rapid Prototype Sand Printer truly put Hoosier Pattern on the cutting edge of technology.

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Partner with a Winning Team

Hoosier employees take pride in the work that they do. The quality of every job that leaves our shop reflects that dedication to precision and quality. The HPI staff is well-educated and up-to-date in their knowledge of CNC machines, hardware and software allowing HPI to cater to customers' needs.

Several of our employees even have firsthand experience working at foundries - making them keenly aware of the urgency that foundries face on a daily basis. This experience and depth of knowledge gives our team the upper hand when it comes to understanding and meeting our customers’ needs and expectations.

Hoosier Pattern, Inc. also strives for excellence in every job when it comes to "on-time delivery". If we promise it, we deliver no matter what the cost. We know that every second counts, and we take that seriously as we work to meet the specific deadlines that your project demands. This is often accomplished thanks to the help of technology.

Our ability to perform GoToMeeting events on the fly helps us to maintain a close working relationship with our customers, tooling managers and project engineers and keeps all projects moving forward to meet customer needs in a timely and efficient manner. Partnering with our clients in this manner also allows Hoosier to "red-flag" areas of concern and to not just build the tooling provided to us, but to give customers suggestions and to help audit designs in real time. This interaction has been noticed by current customers, and enables a more collaborative tooling experience than ever before.

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