Timken – 2019 Lincoln County Industry of the Year
Lincoln County –Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA) annually presents the Industry of the Year award at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet. With the purpose of promoting and highlighting the contributions and exemplary corporate citizenship of Lincoln County’s existing industries, the Lincoln Economic Development Association proudly recognized Timken as its 2019 Industry of the Year.
Selected by the Lincoln Economic Development Association Board of Directors based upon four criteria: a positive impact in Lincoln County, involvement in the community, a leader in their field with a positive performance record and a high standard of conduct. This year, Timken stood out for their contributions to the community and ongoing economic commitment to Lincoln County. Timken stated in their application, “the strength of our people and reputation define us”. Timken’s core values are celebrated as they work together to contribute to their success. They strive to keep a safe and healthy workplace and care for the environment around them.
Timken is an active participating member of LEDA, the Industrial Manager’s Association and Chamber of Commerce. They have not only donated thousands of dollars, but also thousands of volunteer hours as well to such community groups as:
- United Way
- Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center
- Lincoln Cultural Center
- Habitat for Humanity
- Relay For Life
- Iron Station Elementary – Adopt a School
- Asbury Resource Center
- Hesed House
- Junior Achievement
- Kiwanis Shoes for Kids
- Boger City Optimist Youth Sports
- Lincoln County Prison Ministry
- Santa’s Sac
- IMA Summer Teacher Intern
- Leadership Lincoln
- Chamber Academic Spelling Bee
Marty Hallman, the Plant Manager of Timken, gave credit to his over 500 fellow associates and thanked LEDA and Lincoln County for all their support.
LEDA’s Existing Industry Manager, John Dancoff, praised the winner, “Marty Hallman and his team are always willing to step up whenever called upon for local projects, working with the schools, and workforce development.” Joe Lampron, LEDA’s Chair of the Board, presented the award and praised Timken for their outstanding growth and commitment to the community.
The Lincoln Economic Development Association recognizes and celebrates with Lincoln County the contributions made by this respectable corporate citizen. Timken has served Lincoln County well in all categories and is certainly well deserving of this year’s Industry of the Year Award.