Janus Motorcycles in Goshen has won the 2022 Coolest Thing Made in Indiana contest from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. The manufacturer beat out 64 other competitors from around the state to win the bracket-style tournament.
Hoosier Bat Co. in Valparaiso was named runner-up. Janus manufactures small displacement motorcycles in a vintage style. The company was co-founded in 2011 by Richard Worsham.
“This contest featured some of the coolest, most incredible things made anywhere,” said Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar. “We are very pleased with the interest level for the first year – both the companies that entered and the thousands of votes cast each round. It’s been a great way to celebrate the state’s rich manufacturing history. We especially congratulate our champion and runner-up; their products epitomize quality craftsmanship and capture the imagination of their customers.”
The top makers were honored at the chamber’s annual Chamber Day Event at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis.
The contest’s final four also featured Wag’n Tails Mobile Conversions for pet grooming and veterinary clinics from Granger and bourbon maker Old 55 Distillery from Newtown.
You can read more about all 65 companies by clicking here.