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Dicor Earns Award as Indiana ‘Company to Watch’

Congratulating Dicor Corp. President Gregg Fore (second from right) on the company’s 2011 “Companies to Watch” award are, (L-R): R Marcus Chandler, partner, Barnes & Thornburg; Vic Lechtenberg, Vice-Provost for Engagement, Purdue University; and Jeff Heinzmann, Indiana Small Business Development Center.

The Dicor Corp. of Elkhart, Ind., was among 43 companies feted at a special award ceremony yesterday (Aug. 25) evening for being named an Indiana “Company to Watch” for 2011. The Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis was the setting for the banquet and accolades.

The honor was presented by the Indiana Development Corp., its Small Business Center network, Purdue University and the Edward Lowe Foundation. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was present to offer his remarks, which were earlier summed up by Mitch Roob, secretary of commerce and CEO of the Indiana Economic Development Association. “These ‘Companies to Watch’ are among the firms fostering Indiana’s economic growth. This group deserves our congratulations and our thanks for helping to make Indiana a great state for business,” said Roob.

A special video presentation featured representatives from 10 of the winning companies, including Gregg Fore, president of the Dicor Corp. The executives commented on their success as an Indiana company, with a definite eye on business growth and accompanying job creation.

Fore also represented Dicor Corp. as one of four award recipients to participate in a roundtable discussion about growing a successful business in the state, and what makes a company one to watch. The discussion appears in the September-October issue of BizVoice magazine, which is being distributed to 15,000 Indiana chamber members and others in the business community.

The 43 selected companies for 2011 are projected to have combined revenues in excess of $600 million, while adding more than 550 new jobs this year. These projections are up more than $100 million or 33 percent from 2010,

“This is a good way to recognize what growing companies are doing here in Indiana. For Dicor Corporation, this is a great honor for the special team we have established — we accept this honor on behalf of all our employees,” said Fore, who was present along with six members of the Dicor leadership team.

The Dicor Corp. is a major, long-time supplier to the RV industry through its affiliated companies: Dicor Products, Seal Design, United Shade and Vixen Composites. An affiliate of United Shade, Window Expressions also serves the residential and commercial construction markets. Although selling a wide range of products, all of the Dicor Corporation companies thrive as customer-driven and focused on simplicity, innovation and customer confidence in whatever they sell. For more information, visit www.dicor.com.






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