LCEDC Honors Five Area Companies with 3rd Annual “Business Excellence” Awards

03/15/2013

LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation Honors Five Area Companies with 3rd Annual “Business Excellence” Awards 

LaGrange, IN. (March 11, 2013) The LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation honored six LaGrange County companies with “Business Excellence” awards at the LCEDC’s annual Investor’s Meeting on Friday, March 8, 2013.  The meeting was held at the Michiana Event Center in Howe, IN. along with the Northeast Indiana Woodcrafter’s Association’s Annual Furniture Expo.      

The companies honored were: Crossroads RV, Mudd-Ox Inc., Nishikawa Standard/NISCO, Open Range RV, S&H Metals, and Spectrum Finishing.  The companies were chosen for their contributions to LaGrange County’s economic growth in 2012 as well as for partnering with the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation to assist them in their business development projects. 

“We are honored to be able to work with the companies that were recognized today” said Keith Gillenwater, President & CEO of the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation.  “All of the companies honored today are industries in our core areas of focus for LaGrange County’s current and future economic development, and exemplify the quality of companies that we have in LaGrange County.”

“These six companies have a tremendous economic impact on LaGrange County and are very valued employers,” said Mark Leu, Chairman of the Board for the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation.  “We developed this award as a way to acknowledge companies who have contributed to our communities continued growth and I cannot think of a more deserving group to recognize.”

In addition to honoring the local companies, the LCEDC also recognized outgoing board members Joe Pierce, Jerry Ankney, and Fred Brown.  Special Guest John Stafford of the Community Research Institute at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne presented a talk on how LaGrange County is faring versus other rural Indiana counties.  Gillenwater and Leu also gave reports on the state of the local economy, a recap of the organizations 2012 activities and successes, and a preview of projects and priorities for 2013.  “We are off and running with our strategic plan in place that gives us to a call to action, and we believe that 2013 promises to be a great year for our economic development efforts in LaGrange County,” Gillenwater said. 

 

About the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation

The LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation, established in 2009, is a 501(c) 3 corporation designed to assist business development needs.  The LCEDC partners with local, regional, state, and federal agencies to attract, retain, and develop new businesses and entrepreneurs in LaGrange County and its communities.  For more information about the LaGrange County EDC, please visit www.lagrangecountyedc.com or call at 260.499.4994





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