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Kimball Midwest Director of Strategic Sales Patrick McCurdy III and Chief Operating Officer Dave McCurdy receiving the award for communication in the Large Company category. (Kimball Midwest photo)COLUMBUS, OHIO — Columbus-based maintenance, repair and operations distributor Kimball Midwest received an award from the Conway Center for Family Business for its efforts in corporate communications on Nov. 9.

The award, presented during the Conway Center’s 17th Annual Family Business Awards and Expo, recognizes local, family-owned businesses’ ability to maintain an open and engaging flow of communication with its employees. Kimball Midwest received the communications award in the Large Companies category.

“It’s extremely important to recognize the accomplishments of Central Ohio’s family businesses,” said Dick Emens, executive director of the Conway Center for Family Business. “They’re the foundation of our community and a key contributor to a healthy and vibrant Central Ohio economy. We’re fortunate to have many great family-owned businesses in the Central Ohio region – we estimate at least 6,000 – and our 190+ members employ over 17,000 hard-working people in Central Ohio.”

Kimball Midwest was No. 43 on Industrial Distribution's 2015 Big 50 List.

"Kimball Midwest deeply appreciates receiving this award,” adds Dave McCurdy, chief operating officer of Kimball Midwest. “It recognizes Kimball's efforts to maintain an informative and timely flow of information to our teammates around the country.

Kimball Midwest is a family-owned, national distributor of MRO products that has been providing products and superior service since 1923. They are a major force in the industrial maintenance aftermarket with unlimited growth potential. They service their sales representatives and end-use customers from their corporate office and distribution center in Columbus, Ohio and from their distribution centers strategically located in Dallas, Reno and Savannah (Georgia).

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