Press Release

J. Knipper and Company, Inc. wins One Southern Indiana’s “Economic Development Project of the Year” Award

New Albany, IN, March 17th, 2016 – One Southern Indiana (1si) announced the winners of its 28th annual ONE Awards, formerly the Southern Indiana Business Awards. 1si’s ONE Awards program is a prestigious annual event that recognizes the “best and brightest” in business in Southern Indiana and the Louisville Metro area. The winners received recognition at a dinner held March 17th at Huber’s Winery & Vineyards in Borden, Indiana. More than 350 attendees celebrated the success of these local and regional businesses.

The program recognized finalists in seven business categories, many of whom were showcased in customized videos before representatives of each award’s sponsor announced the winners. Ninety percent of the nominees’ scores were evaluated by an independent panel of judges based on criteria of business history, community involvement, response to adversity, newly-created opportunities, and innovation in products or services. The last ten percent was decided by online voting through social media.

J. Knipper and Company, Inc. was named winner of the Stites & Harbison PLLC Economic Development Impact Project of the Year ONE Award. In October of 2015, J. Knipper and Company, Inc., the largest supplier of end-to-end samples management services to the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, broke ground on a new high-volume distribution center in the River Ridge Commerce Center in Charlestown, Ind. The $13.3 million state-of-the-art distribution center is targeted to open in mid-2016 and will employ 56 full-time permanent employees. The new 313,000 square foot facility will provide innovative expanded distribution capabilities for many of Knipper’s pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device customers.

Other 1Si award winners included:
– The City of Jeffersonville
– Baptist Health
– Beach Mold & Tool Inc.
– Extol Magazine
– The News and Tribune
– Centra Credit Union