Hoosier Businesses Honored For Longevity

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(photo courtesy Indiana Economic Development Corp.) (photo courtesy Indiana Economic Development Corp.)

Governor Eric Holcomb recognized 44 Hoosier companies Wednesday with the Governor's Century or Half Century Business Awards. The awards honor companies for their longevity and service to their employees, community and the state.

To be eligible for the awards, businesses must have remained in operation for a minimum of 100 or 50 consecutive years and have "demonstrated a commitment to community service." Nearly 1,500 companies have received the awards to date.

"Today we honor Hoosier business leaders who have been creating jobs and running their businesses in Indiana for more than 50 or 100 years," Holcomb said in a news release. "I’m excited to celebrate this year’s award recipients and extend a sincere thanks for the role they play in making Indiana one of the nation’s top destinations for business."

This year's recipients include:

Century Award

  • DeMotte Mercantile & Sell It Again - 108 years; Jasper County
  • Ewing Printing Co Inc. - 100 years; Knox County
  • First Merchants Bank of Muncie - 125 years; Delaware County
  • Goebel Chiropractic - 102 years; Allen County
  • KPC Media Group - 115 years; Noble County
  • Lehigh Cement Company - 116 years; Lawrence County
  • Merchants Property Insurance Company of Indiana - 111 years; Marion County
  • Nix Companies - 116 years; Posey County
  • Old National Bank - 184 years; Vanderburgh County
  • Reit Price Company - 118 years; Randolph County
  • Terre Haute Savings Bank - 149 years, Vigo County
  • Urban-Winkler Funeral Home Inc. - 116 years; Fayette County

Half Century Award

  • AAA Plumbing - 72 years; Clinton County 
  • Ashpaugh Electric Inc. - 53 years; Hamilton County
  • Austgen Electric Inc. - 73 years; Lake County
  • Baylor Trucking - 72 years; Ripley County
  • Bayman Auctioneers - 57 years; Whitley County
  • Brownies Marine Sales Inc. - 60 years; Shelby County
  • Cantwell Service Center - 50 years; Knox County
  • Co-Alliance LLP - 91 years; Hendricks County
  • Cooper's Trenching Inc. - 63 years; Noble County
  • Corbin’s Drapery Inc. - 64 years; Dubois County
  • Cressy Commercial Real Estate - 70 years; St. Joseph County
  • CSO Architects Inc. - 57 years; Marion County
  • Custer Grain Company - 51 years; DeKalb County
  • E&B Paving Inc. - 51 years; Madison County
  • Easterday Construction Co. Inc. - 90 years; Marshall County
  • Ferguson Law - 62 years; Monroe County
  • Glenroy Construction Co. - 66 years; Marion County
  • Gray Mill Company - 66 years; Cass County
  • Hackleman Auto Collision Repair - 56 years; Hendricks County
  • Johnson Petroleum - 90 years; Huntington County
  • Knueven Brothers - 71 years; Franklin County
  • Krukemeier Machine and Tool Inc. - 72 years; Marion County
  • Lefler Collision and Glass Repair Centers - 66 years; Vanderburgh County
  • Mold Service Inc. - 57 years; DeKalb County
  • Muncie Aviation Company - 86 years; Delaware County
  • Norris Insurance - 59 years; Miami County
  • Robert Tylisz Appliance - 59 years; LaPorte County
  • Sycamore Engineering - 58 years; Vigo County
  • Titus Funeral Home - 62 years; Kosciusko County
  • United Consulting - 53 years; Marion County
  • Valley Screen Process Company - 51 years; St. Joseph County
  • WITZ Radio - 70 years; Dubois County
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