The Paragon Award is given to a local business based on their impact on the community. Factors considered include: creation of new, quality job opportunities; completion of recent or current expansion of an existing facility; construction of a new facility or substantial investment in capital equipment; exhibition of impact on the community in terms of increasing the overall tax base; commitment to the continued education and training of their workforce; demonstration of support or involvement in a broad range of community economic development activities; innovations in the development of new technologies and products; and investment in the EDC.
ABOUT INDIANHEAD FOODSERCIVE DISTRIBUTOR:
Indianhead Foodservice Distributor (IFD) has been an independent, family-owned distributor of foodservices since 1947. IFD is dedicated to reducing the consumption of natural resources by partnering with regional manufacturers, and is an advocate for the sustainability of our local economy. In the past year, IFD has construction a new 30,715 sq. ft. dry warehouse addition for their North Hastings Place facility. With this addition, 15 new positions were created – bringing IFD’s full-time employee count up to 175.
Indianhead Foodservice Distributor actively supports economic development within the community by leasing their former location to an early-stage company for manufacturing and contributes to various local organizations such as: St. Francis Food Pantry, Community Table, Hope Gospel Mission, Bolton Refuge House, Beaver Creek Reserve, Beacon House, and the YMCA.