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Kimball Electronics was honored with the State of Indiana’s Half Century Business Award on Monday, April 18, at the Indiana Statehouse.
"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 Mike 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."
Kimball Electronics actually turns 55 years old this year, but 2016 marks the first time the company has been able to apply for the honor since spinning off Kimball International to become a separate publicly-traded company in 2014.
Besides being honored for their longevity, companies are also recognized for demonstrating a commitment to community service.
Governor Pence awarded 25 businesses from 14 counties for either 50-year or 100-year milestones.