Plymate’s Annual Awards Banquet

Every spring, Plymate holds an awards banquet to honor co-workers and recognize award recipients. It’s a wonderful annual tradition, and we got to hold another Awards Banquet last week.

This year’s banquet was at the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino. The event always includes a delicious dinner, entertainment, and a relaxed backdrop to enjoy colleagues outside of the usual work environment. Todd Plymate, our President and CEO, served as the Master of Ceremonies, providing a light “roast” for the evening’s honorees!

The Glenn Plymate Award is a special part of the evening, given annually to the co-worker of year. This year we honored Ashley Brown for her amazing dedication, attitude, and service! Lilyann Gulley, step-daughter of our District Manager, Brad Barnard, was the recipient of the James T. Plymate Scholarship award, and many co-workers are celebrating milestone work anniversaries. Anniversaries range from one to thirty years with the company. We recognized several co-workers this year:

Brian Goble (1)
Zuliam Zermeno (1)
Gary Larrison (1)
Alec Worthington (1)
Katrin Mahin (1)
Elizabeth Barocio (5)
Hamids Momoh (1)
Kent Biller (5)
Ashley Nolley (1)
David Meager (5)
Sabrina Rodriguez (1)
Bradley Barnard (10)
Brian Sims (1)
Billey Cole (15)
Tanya Spiegel (1)
Tim Shepherdson (20)
Erica Wilkerson (1)
Terri Plymate Warnecke (30)


In addition, we love to award prizes! This year’s prizes included a Toshiba Smart TV, 2 Instant Pots, 2 Fitbit Altas, 4 Amazon Fire TV Sticks, and 4 Amazon Echo Dots.

This is a fun event that dates back to 1990—one we always look forward to. It’s a great opportunity to connect and have fun with our work family! It also reinforces Plymate’s core value that co-workers make all the difference.