By: Stacey A. Shannon—
Muncie, Indiana—For 84 years, Muncie Power Products has been operating in Muncie. Kathy White, chief financial officer, said the company was started in 1935 by Louis Conne, who had been the manager at Durham Manufacturing. The company, which makes parts for work trucks, has grown substantially since then and now has a main office, distribution center and warehouses in downtown Muncie.
The company’s chairman, CEO and president, Ray Chambers, said Muncie Power Products is continuing to grow.
“Muncie Power Products is an incredible company comprised of amazing people,” Chambers said. “I am so excited for our future but mostly for our younger employees. Everything we are doing is creating a better tomorrow. This is a truly incredible company.”
Damon Elmore, senior executive director of people strategy and general counsel, said the employees of Muncie Power Products focus on customer service with a combination of grit, strategic thinking, leadership qualities and core values. Scott Huntsman, senior executive director of sales, agreed.
“We strive to live out our motto of ‘We Build Trust’ through continually investing in our people, products and services,” Huntsman said.
Larry Wesley, director of products, said Muncie Power Products builds relationships with customers based on honesty, integrity and professionalism.
“We live and lead by example and give back to our community,” Wesley said. “We continuously work to not only improve ourselves but enhance our employees’ and customers’ experiences.”
The Muncie community has been a good fit for the company and its employees.
“You don’t need to live in a major metropolitan area to enjoy some of the big city experiences right here in Muncie,” said Liz Ludwick, executive administrative assistant. “I think Muncie is the perfect city to work, play and worship!”
This business is a Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Member and chooses to do business in Muncie-Delaware County.
Stacey Shannon is a Delaware County resident, freelance writer, and is always on the lookout for good stories in East Central Indiana.