Chaparral and Robalo Boats, located in Nashville, Georgia, were awarded Industry of the Year at the recent Berrien County Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet. Over 200 people attended the event.
"As we are celebrating Chaparral's 50th Anniversary this year we are honoured to include winning the Industry of the Year award for our employees, dealers and suppliers as part of our celebration' said Chaparral President, Jim Lane.
The entire Berrien County Chamber of Commerce Membership votes the winner of the annual award.
"The Industry of the Year award recognizes local industries that have made a significant impact on our community either by expanding or improving their business, therefore improving the economy and quality of life for all in the community' said Crissy Staley, Executive Director of the Berrien County Chamber of Commerce.
"We have a great community with loyal, dedicated employees. We are proud to play our part in the growth and development of Berrien County,' said Chaparral Founder, Buck Pegg.
During the awards banquet Buck Pegg and Jim Lane were presented with the 2014 Industry of the Year Award and also received personalized Commendations previously awarded by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal in celebration of Chaparral's 50th Anniversary.
Chaparral Boats currently employs over 650 people. Chaparral supports numerous charities and sporting events in Berrien County and has awarded more than US $350,000 in academic scholarships to the sons and daughters of their employees.