LaVanture Products Co. Inc. was named the 2021 Business of the Year at the annual meeting of the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce on March 4 at the Orthwein Pavilion at the Event Center, according to a report.
LaVanture Products met the criteria for the award, including growth, innovation of products and services, one-of-a-kind entrepreneurial story, community involvement, and impact on the local economy, as per a release.
The company has persevered throughout its 52-year history in providing its customers with the best products for demanding applications, the Chamber said.
“All of these products have passed our rigid quality standards,” said Richard Lavanture, president and owner. “If we sell it, we stand behind it.”
LaVanture Products Co. warehouses and distributes various products to general and original equipment . Their product line includes trims, foam tapes and seals, hardware, truck/ accessories, and many other specialty items.
The company is also a partner in a range of charities and organizations such as Economic Development Corporation, Boys & Girls Clubs, 4-H Fair, American Cancer Society, Feed My Starving Children.
At the start of the pandemic, LaVanture added PPEto its line of services.