Governor Pence Honors Businesses for Contributions to State’s Economy & Hoosier Workforce

INDIANAPOLIS (April 18, 2016) – Today, Governor Mike Pence honored 25 Indiana companies with the Governor’s Century or Half Century Business Award, recognizing each company for its longevity and service to its employees, community and the state.

“As Indiana celebrates its bicentennial, we honor the companies that have helped build a state with a record employment and continued economic growth,” said Governor Pence. “These companies, which have been growing and adding jobs here for at least 50 or 100 years, are an engine of our state’s economy. Their longevity sets a standard for excellence and has laid a foundation for each and every company choosing to start or grow here in Indiana today. Each one of these companies is an important part of our history and I’m confident they will play a key role in our state’s future.”

The Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Awards honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for a minimum of 100 or 50 consecutive years and have also demonstrated a commitment to community service. More than 1,400 companies from across the state have been recognized during the 25-year history of the award.

The Century Award honorees for 2015 are:

  • AT&T (Indiana Bell) (137 years), Marion County
  • Curry Auto Center Inc. (101 years), Monroe County
  • Flint & Walling Inc. (150 years), Noble County
  • Fred Toenges Shoes & Pedorthics (124 years), Allen County
  • Hofer and Davis Inc. (101 years), Allen County
  • Industrial Supply Company (100 years), Vigo County
  • Lake City Bank (144 years), Kosciusko County
  • L.H. Sturm Hardware Co. (121 years), Dubois County
  • One America Financial Partners (139 years), Marion County
  • Peerless Cleaners (101 years), Allen County
  • Welch & Cornett Funeral Home (100 years), Greene County
  • Wolf Corporation (144 years), Allen County

The Half Century Award honorees for 2015 are:

  • Acro Engineering (53 years), Decatur County
  • Amick Welding Inc. (84 years), Huntington County
  • Bastian Solutions LLC (63 years), Hamilton County
  • Colligan and Company Inc. (87 years), Allen County
  • Cunningham Patterns and Engineering (51 years), Bartholomew County
  • Imagineering Finishing Technologies (56 years), St. Joseph County
  • Keller Development Inc. (59 years), Allen County
  • Kimball Electronics Inc. (54 years), Dubois County
  • Pyromation Inc. (54 years), Allen County
  • Rumbaugh Dentistry (64 years), Allen County
  • Schnitzebank Restaurant (54 years), Dubois County
  • Superior Engineering (54 years), Lake County
  • Ward Corporation (52 years), Allen County

Applications for the Governor’s Century and Half Century Awards are available online.

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