Recognition & Awards

Innovator of the Year

Woodworking Machinery Industry Association

The mission of the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association is to provide the North American woodworking industry with the technology, services and information resources that enable it to compete successfully in the global marketplace while furthering partnership and cooperation amongst members in all areas of business.

Good Steward Award

National Arbor Day Foundation

Since 1972, the Foundation has presented awards for work at the international, national, state, and community levels to recognize conservation efforts such as tree planting and care, Arbor Day celebrations, education, community projects, and roadside beautification.

National Excellence In Construction – Award Of Merit

Association Of Builders And Contractors

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 72 chapters help members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. ABC’s membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.

Forestry Award

Indiana Wildlife Federation

To promote the conservation, sound management, and sustainable use of Indiana’s wildlife and wildlife habitat through education, advocacy, and action.

Industry Activist Award

Northeastern Loggers Association

The mission of the Northeastern Loggers’ Association, Inc. is to serve its membership and the public by advocating wise stewardship of our forest resources and to develop and promote programs and services that help NELA members produce products and environmental benefits to meet the needs of the American people.

Outstanding Contributor To Farm Business Management Education

Indiana Farm Management Association
Purdue University

Our Vision is to be the leading source of management education and knowledge generation for the farmers in the business of producing the world’s agricultural products. Our research, education, and delivery will be world class. Our perspective will be global and science-based, but with impact for stakeholders in their local setting.

Spirit Of Excellence Award

Indiana Hardwood Lumberman’s Association

IHLA is a relevant, member-driven trade association, whose members share a passion for creating the world’s finest hardwood products, and a determination to maintain the sustainable productivity of our nation’s forest resources. IHLA is a non-profit trade organization comprised of sawmills, wholesale brokers, equipment vendors, secondary manufacturers, loggers, landowners and others who recognize the benefits of working together on issues and projects for the good of the hardwood industry. Today, IHLA has members in 27 states and 3 Canadian provinces.