This year is a milestone anniversary for Lou-Rich, as we’re celebrating 50 years in business. We also have other achievements to celebrate, like being recognized as the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2022 Large Manufacturer of the Year, and being listed as #20 on The Fabricator’s 2022 FAB 40.
Although our actual anniversary was in March, we wanted to celebrate this accomplishment by throwing a company-wide event this summer for all employee-owners that are part of the Innovance family of brands (Lou-Rich, ALMCO, Panels Plus, & MFI).
We are renting out our local fairgrounds for employee-owners, retirees, and their families to share in a night of celebration, music, food, and fun this August. A few highlights of the night will include dinner and drinks from local food trucks, kids games & raffle prizes, and a concert by Niko Moon – upcoming country music artist known for his hit radio single, “Good Time.”
To kick off the 50th Anniversary Celebration, our Parent company, Innovance is hosting a variety of activities and chances for employees to win prizes over a period of 10 weeks leading up to the event. The giveaway includes 50 prizes over 50 days – all $50 or more in value, dubbing it the 50/50/50 Giveaway.
Some of the most popular prizes so far have been a KUBB outdoor game, weatherproof speakers, projector, drone, tool sets, fishing rod & reel, and gift cards. In addition to prizes, some of the activities we’ve hosted leading up to our anniversary event include:
- Event Kickoff with balloons and cake
- Wellness event with fresh fruit and information on company-provided wellness programs
- Company trivia
“We are very excited about our 50th anniversary and celebrating this milestone with our employee-owners. The 50/50/50 drawings are a way to build excitement leading up to our Celebration Event this August. We wanted to find a way to give back to the main people, our employee-owners, who have contributed so much to our success,” stated Jim Kinkade, Innovance HR Manager.
A Special “Thank You” to Our Customers & Suppliers
In addition to our employee-owners, we wanted to thank those outside our company that have made these past 50 years possible. It is due to our partnerships and strong relationships with our customers and suppliers that we’ve been able to reach this milestone anniversary. We thank you for working alongside us and trusting us with your business these past 50 years. Cheers to many more years of working alongside each other.