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(800) 526-4330

The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Industry Appreciation Awards Luncheon on September 19th at the Richardson Center of Indian River State College. The annual awards ceremony honors local companies that stimulate the Indian River economy, contribute to the community, provide quality year-round employment, and have an overall positive impact on Indian River County.

When determining award recipients, the Chamber of Commerce considers several criteria, including long-term prospects in the market, community involvement, and sales outside the region.  With local purchases totaling over $200,000 and almost $300,000 of tax revenue, Girard Equipment continues to make an impact on Indian River County.  In addition, Girard has more than quadrupled the number of employees at their Vero Beach manufacturing plant since opening the facility in 2006.

Girard Equipment continues to expand their community involvement initiative to help give back to Indian River County.  In addition to being the 2013 Community Hero sponsor for Habitat for Humanity, Girard has also partnered with the Hibiscus Center for their Career Pathways program.  The HETY (Helping Equip Today’s Youth) Award program is another initiative that allows Girard Equipment to reward qualifying youth organizations in the area with donations to benefit their programs.

This is the second time that Girard Equipment has been awarded this honor, as they were previously named Manufacturer of the Year in 2011.

Girard Equipment, USA is one of America’s leading manufacturers of Tank Trailer equipment, and is well known for its popular design of Pressure Relieving Vents and Magnetic Vacuum Breakers. In addition to four manufacturing and sales facilities in the USA (Houston, Chicago, New Jersey and Florida), Girard’s global network also includes offices in Rotterdam, Beijing and the United Kingdom. Family owned and operated since 1952, Girard Equipment prides itself on providing high quality products in a fast and reliable manner while providing a high level of customer service.

For more information on Girard Equipment, please visit: www., email:, or call USA +1 908 862 6300/ UK: +44 (0) 1603 784999.