Governor honors 37 firms for longevity and more


A North Vernon firm with offices in Seymour and New Castle received the Governor’s Century or Half-Century Business Award on Wednesday from Gov. Eric Holcomb at the Statehouse.

FPBH Inc., an environmental, engineering, surveying, planning and inspection company, was established 51 years ago in Jennings County. It was one of 37 companies and organizations recognized by Holcomb.

“Every year, the Century and Half-Century Awards remind me of the dedication and perseverance Hoosiers across the state bring to their businesses, and each year,it is truly an honor to recognize these organizations that have withstood the test of time, navigated economic uncertainties and demonstrated unconditional commitment to their employees and communities across Indiana,” Holcomb said in a news release.

During the awards ceremony, 2020, 2021 and 2022 recipients of the awards also were recognized because there were no awards ceremonies those years because of COVID-19. The award celebrates each business or organization’s longevity, resilience and contributions to Indiana’s economy and communities.

The awards honor businesses that have remained in operation for a minimum of 100 or 50 consecutive years and have demonstrated a commitment to community service.

More than 1,200 Indiana companies have been recognized during the award’s 32-year history.

No posts to display