LaGrange County Honors Eight Local Companies at 5th Annual Dinner


LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation Honors Eight Area Companies with 5th Annual “Business Excellence” Awards at Annual Dinner

LaGrange, IN. (March 6, 2014) The LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation honored eight LaGrange County companies with “Business Excellence” awards at the LCEDC’s annual Investor’s Dinner on Friday, February 28, 2014.  The meeting was held at the Michiana Event Center in Howe, IN. in conjunction with the Northern Indiana Woodcrafter’s Association’s Annual Furniture Expo.      

The companies honored were: Crossroads RV, Exo-S US LLC, Lake Area Designs, Lake Park Industries of Indiana/Midway Products Group, Mudd-Ox Inc., Nishikawa Standard/NISCO, S&H Metals, and West Point Woodworking.  The companies were chosen for their contributions to LaGrange County’s economic growth in 2013 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 eight 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 presented their annual report to the community.  Special guest Jacob Schpok, Executive Director of the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the Indiana Small Business Development Center delivered the keynote address on resources available to small businesses and entrepreneurs in Indiana.  Gillenwater and Leu also gave reports on the state of the local economy, a recap of the organizations 2013 activities and successes, and a preview of projects and priorities for 2014.  “We are off and running with our strategic plan in place that gives us to a call to action, and we believe that 2014 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 or call at 260.499.4994 

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