Indiana fleet wins local Company of the Year award

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John Whittington (left), Ro Whittington (middle) and Shorty Whittington (right) with Grammer Industries’ award from the Columbus, Indiana Chamber of Commerce. (Image Courtesy of Shorty Whittington)John Whittington (left), Ro Whittington (middle) and Shorty Whittington (right) with Grammer Industries’ award from the Columbus, Indiana Chamber of Commerce. (Image Courtesy of Shorty Whittington)

Grammer Industries, headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, was recently named Company of the Year by the local Chamber of Commerce.

Charles “Shorty” Whittington, founder of Grammer Industries, credits the company’s employees for its success.

“I told everybody in our office when we came back after the ceremony that I accepted it for them, it wasn’t just for me. It was a whole group of us that put the whole thing together and got us on the map, as far as I’m concerned,” Whittington said.

Whittington said the company was recognized for taking one truck and expanding it into a fleet that’s recognized in the Eastern half of the U.S. as one of the best companies for hauling anhydrous ammonia and hazardous chemicals. They were also recognized for how they’re able to retain employees. Whittington said they try to make the company a family atmosphere.

“We’ve kept the Grammer culture, the family culture, to make people feel like they’re a part of it,” he said.