Robert Weed Plywood Corp., which manufacturers cabinets, tabletops and other items for the recreational vehicle industry, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016 and was honored with the Governor’s Half-Century Business Award by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, according to a report by the Elkhart Truth. 

“This is an honor and we were pleased to receive it,” said Will Weed, chief revenue officer for the Bristol, Ind.-based company. “It is our goal to be open for another 50 years and we want to continue to grow and be involved in this county.”

The Governor’s Half-Century Business Award honors Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for a minimum of 50 consecutive years and have also demonstrated a commitment to community service, according to a press release. More than 1,400 companies from across the state have been recognized during the 26-year history of the award.

Holcomb said that businesses like Robert Weed Plywood, that have withstood the test of time, are helping to drive the state’s economy forward. 

“Together, I’m confident we will continue to take Indiana to the next level, ensuring Indiana is the best place to start a business, grow a business and get a job,” he said. 

Robert Weed Plywood is a family-owned company and employees over 300 individuals. They have been changing their operational procedures over the past few years, something which is allowing them to grow the business, according to Weed. 

“We are also finding ways for our employees to give back to the community,” he said. 

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