Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson Tuesday night named Landoll Corporation of Marysville the winner of the Governor’s Award of Excellence.

The award is the state’s top business honors and serve as the highlight of the Kansas Cavalry Encampment, the state’s annual celebration of Kansas business.

The event is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Commerce and the Kansas Cavalry, a volunteer group of business leaders who promote Kansas as a business location.

Governor Parkinson said that Landoll Corp. "embodies Kansas ingenuity and values, and illustrates what a great place Kansas is to live, work and do business."

Landoll Corporation is a world-class producer and distributor of manufactured products, serving clients in the industries of transportation, agricultural equipment, material handling, OEM and government.

Founded in 1963 by Don Landoll as a welding repair shop, the company has grown to more than 550 employees and currently occupies more than 600,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Osborne Industries designs and manufactures innovative equipment for the management of swine operations. Osborne’s products include systems in support of animal genetics, market sorting, temperature-controlled heating pads and big wheel feeders.

Landoll Corporation (Marysville)

Nominated by: Marshall County Economic Development Office

Landoll Corporation supports numerous school activities, including the $2.6 million renovation of the St. Gregory’s Elementary School. Last summer, Landoll supplied funding, materials and labor to renovate the local airport. The company is a long-time supporter of the Relay for Life, the ALS Foundation, Special Olympics and other worthy causes.

Since the beginning, Landoll Corporation has been involved in the economic development of Marysville. Landoll has worked with the Planning Commission to bring positive ventures to the community. Landoll was instrumental in laying the foundation for the new Walmart Super Center east of Marysville. Don was also an integral part in bringing the popular Country Place Senior Living to Marysville and is currently supporting senior housing.

In 2001, the company was named the Governor’s Exporter of the Year for excellence in international sales. Today, the company exports products to more than 30 countries.