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Hoosier Bat Company

Hoosier Bat Co. has more competition, opportunity

Hoosier Bat Co. has more competition, opportunity

Hoosier Bat Co.'s Greg Miller checks bats drying in the finish room at the Valparaiso bat manufacturer. Hoosier Bat Co. serves major leaguers, including a few in the playoffs. But the company faces more competition, from Marucci and other bat makers.

October 10, 2013 7:39 pm
Hoosier Bat Co. has more competition, opportunity

Hoosier Bat Co. has more competition, opportunity

Dave Cook, of the Hoosier Bat Co., stands in the finish room at the Valparaiso bat manufacturer. Hoosier Bat Co. serves major leaguers, including a few in the playoffs. But the company faces more competition from Marucci and other bat makers as the number of licensed MLB bat makers has skyro…

October 10, 2013 7:38 pm
Hoosier Bat Co. has more competition, opportunity

Hoosier Bat Co. has more competition, opportunity

Unfinished bats are piled high at the Hoosier Bat Co. in Valparaiso.

October 10, 2013 7:38 pm
Hoosier Bat Co. has more competition, opportunity

Hoosier Bat Co. has more competition, opportunity

Hoosier Bat Co.'s Dave Cook shows the hickory sweet spot the bat manufacturer builds into its bat, the only bat maker who uses this method. The dent in the top of the bat is from testing the strength of the joint.

October 10, 2013 7:39 pm
Hoosier Bat Co. has more competition, opportunity

Hoosier Bat Co. has more competition, opportunity

Detroit's Prince Fielder is one of several major league baseball players who use Hoosier Bats that are made in Valparaiso by the Hoosier Bat Co.

October 10, 2013 7:38 pm
Hoosier Bat Co. has more competition, opportunity

Hoosier Bat Co. has more competition, opportunity

Greg Miller, of Hoosier Bat Co., dips bats in a clear lacquer at the Valparaiso bat manufacturer.

October 10, 2013 7:39 pm
Hoosier Bat Co. has more competition, opportunity

Hoosier Bat Co. has more competition, opportunity

Baseball bats hang to dry in the finish room at the Hoosier Bat Co. in Valparaiso.

October 10, 2013 7:39 pm
Hoosier Bat Co. has more competition, opportunity

Hoosier Bat Co. has more competition, opportunity

Hoosier Bat Co.'s Dave Cook demonstrates how bats are sanded after being cut on a lathe at the Valparaiso bat manufacturer. A survey of Indiana manufacturers found they are now more likely to invest in facilities, equipment and employees.

October 10, 2013 7:39 pm
Oilmen continue steady growth in second year of existence

Oilmen continue steady growth in second year of existence

Last summer, the upstart Northwest Indiana Oilmen experienced unprecedented success in the organization's first year of existence.

July 20, 2013 5:15 pm Photos

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Hoosier Bat Co. owners to receive honor

VALPARAISO | Dave and Debbie Cook, owners of Valparaiso's Hoosier Bat Co., will receive the Charlie Hum Club Service Award at the 67th annual Pitch and Hit Club Banquet Sunday in Lombard, Ill.

January 21, 2013 11:28 am
Chicago sculptor picked to create Redenbacher figure

Chicago sculptor picked to create Redenbacher figure

VALPARAISO | When Lou Cella's mom saw a story in a Chicago newspaper that Valparaiso was looking for someone to do a life-sized sculpture of Orville Redenbacher, she called him immediately.

February 08, 2012 9:00 pm
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