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April 1 marks the 125th Anniversary of the N.B. Handy Company, Lynchburg, Va. This commemorative event provides an opportunity to reflect on the company’s rich heritage, and thank its employees, customers and vendors for their many years of support.
The company holds the distinction of being privately owned and operated by the same family for 125 years. Founded in 1891 by Nathan Bryant Handy, the company continues with his descendants, the Christian family.
Though much has changed since 1891, the company is still proudly based in Lynchburg, and the values on which it was founded – passion, integrity, innovation, adaptability and accountability – still define N.B. Handy today.
“We are proud stewards of our family legacy and the employees, customers, and vendors who have helped to forge our great company,” said Bruce Christian, secretary of the board of directors. “All through our anniversary year, we will be celebrating with the many people who have shared our success. Our family story is long, and it extends into the industries and people we serve.”
There will be a birthday party on April at every N.B. Handy location. As a tribute, the employees are giving back to their community with special fundraising events for their Handy Helping Others charitable organization.
“Our 125th year is a wonderful time to celebrate our past, and the future direction of the company,” said Martha Christian Seufer, chairman of the board of directors. “The Christian family, along with our family of employees, customers and vendors, looks forward to 125 more years of continued success.”