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Lehigh Mitchell mill garners Indiana Century Award

Lehigh Cement Company LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lehigh Hanson, Inc., was presented the Governor’s Century Business Award, which honors Indiana businesses that have remained in operation for at least 100 years and demonstrated a commitment to community service. Governor Eric Holcomb recognized the Lehigh Mitchell plant and company officials during an early-April award ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

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Governor Eric Holcomb presented the Century Business Award to Mitchell Plant Manager Jerry Miller, joined by Lehigh Hanson Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Tom Chizmadia and Indiana Economic Development Corporation President Elaine Bedel.

“Lehigh’s rich history in Indiana, along with its dedicated and hard-working employees, is the reason the company stays successful,” said Lehigh Hanson Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Communications Tom Chizmadia. “Governor Holcomb is committed to Indiana businesses. By honoring companies both large and small, he continues to support Hoosiers and strengthen Indiana’s workforce.”

Lehigh Cement has always worked to sustain positive relationships with the Mitchell community, added Plant Manager Jerry Miller, noting, “Over the past 116 years, members have supported Lehigh Cement, and they continue to make us proud to be a part of the southern Indiana community.”

Lehigh’s involvement in the town is vast and includes the building and maintenance of Lehigh Fields; a public space that hosts spring baseball games, plus sponsorship of community events, led by Mitchell’s annual Fourth of July fireworks. In addition to community outreach, Lehigh has a long history of understanding the importance of preserving land. In 1928, it donated 258 acres east of Mitchell to the former Indiana Department of Conservation. The state eventually developed the property into Spring Mill State Park, now spanning 1,358 acres for recreational use by Hoosiers from Lawrence County and throughout Indiana.

“Community involvement and philanthropy continue to be top priorities for Lehigh Cement,” Miller affirmed. “We’ve worked hard to create a positive legacy in Mitchell and look forward to continuing it for years to come.”