Leigh Cement’s plant in Mitchell has won the Governor’s Century Business Award and was presented with commemorative certificates by Governor Eric J. Holcomb at the Indiana statehouse on the 11 April. The event recognises businesses in the area that have demonstrated a commitment to community service and that have remained in operation for at least 100 years
The company’s community involvement includes the building and maintenance of Leigh’s Fields to promote youth activities. The Leigh Fields public space hosts baseball games, community events and the 4 July fireworks show in Mitchell.
Other community outreach schemes involve contributing to a renovation of astronaut Virgil Grissom’s home, a grant to the areas Community Recreational Association as well as a donation of a new 15-passenger van to transport senior citizens.
Tom Chizmadia, senior vice president of government affairs and communications for Lehigh Hanson, said: “Lehigh’s rich history in Indiana, along with its dedicated and hard-working employees, is the reason the company stays successful. Governor Holcomb is committed to Indiana businesses. By honoring companies both large and small, he continues to support Hoosiers and strengthen Indiana’s workforce.”
Jerry Miller, Mitchell plant manager, said: “We share this award and honor with the community of Mitchell. Over the past 116 years, community members have supported Lehigh Cement, and they continue to make us proud to be a part of the southern Indiana community.”
“Community involvement and philanthropy continue to be top priorities for Lehigh Cement. We’ve worked hard to create a positive legacy in Mitchell and look forward to continuing it for years to come.”