Congratulations to Indianapolis on receiving the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities award.

Congratulations to Indianapolis on receiving the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities award.

INDIANAPOLIS (March 6, 2015) — With a population of more than 800,000, Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the United States. It makes our list thanks in part to its high contribution to the U.S. Gross Domestic Product and a heavy concentration of manufacturing.

Manufacturers such as Allison Transmissions, Raytheon and Eli Lilly & Company all call Indianapolis home. It’s no wonder why Indianapolis ranks among the highest for hard-working manufacturing and construction jobs.

As part of this recognition, we visited two local job sites and threw a celebration event at a local dealership, Stoops Freightliner a division of Truck Country.

The day started off early (and cold!) with a visit to the Indianapolis Department of Public Works and the Stoops Freightliner service building. We wanted to visit local job sites to get to the heart of where hard work happens in Indianapolis.

At each site, we set up our Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities tent and tables and brought coffee, donuts and free gifts such as t-shirts, hats and mugs for all workers in the building. There’s nothing better than getting to personally thank some of the people who help make this city run.

After our local job site visits, it was time for the grand celebration! We invited the local community and business leaders to Stoops Freightliner for the award presentation, free food and more free gifts. We were happy to see about 150 people from Indianapolis throughout the event.

Mary Aufdemburg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks; Brian Gildea, VP of economic development for the Indy Chamber; and Allan Haggai, communications manager, vocational for Freightliner Trucks, presented the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities award at the event.

Brian Gildea mentioned the mayor of Indianapolis was recovering from minor surgery, but he sent his regards. We decided to visit with the mayor’s office to deliver a special package — a Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities award for his office! When we arrived, we got the chance to speak with and present the award to the deputy mayor of economic development, Adam Collins.

All in all, it was a great day and we left reminded that hard work does matter and that we can’t wait to express our gratitude to more cities. Congratulations Indianapolis. Take a bow, then get back to work.

Check out photos from the event

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