Keith Gerber and the employees of Hoosier Pattern strive to build relationships with businesses, organizations, schools and individuals in our community.
Giving back is an important part of who we are.
Hoosier Pattern has had a deep connection to its community since their early days. We believe in supporting local and national charitable causes, and aiding local families in need. In 2012 and 2013, HPI was a Pacesetter in the United Way Campaign, and had 100% employee financial participation. Recently Hoosier Pattern was named a 2016 Volunteer of the Year by the United Way.
HPI works with the Adams County Community Foundation to help those severely in need, adopting families facing undue hardships over the Christmas holidays to help them with their utility bills, gas and food, and clothing, as well as providing Christmas gifts for their children.
President Keith Gerber is a founding member of the Adams-Wells Manufacturing Alliance, a group of manufacturers, educators, and community leaders who meet monthly to work towards improving technical training for skilled trades at the high school level. Staff members Dave Rittmeyer, Todd Yoder and Laurie Mrvos are also involved with this organization.
Hoosier Pattern has donated over $30,000.00 in tools and equipment to Bellmont High School’s Metals Lab, as well as donating equipment and tools to South Adams High School’s Area 18 Machine Trades program in Berne, IN. HPI is a sponsor of the Machine Trades’ participants in the SkillsUSA CNC Milling Technology Competition.
Over the years, HPI has supported the following charities:
- American Cancer Society
- SAFE – Prevent Child Abuse Indiana
- Adams Wells Crisis Center
- American Diabetes Association
- Decatur Lions Club
- Adams County Junior Achievement: Decatur and Monroe
- St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
- Decatur Chamber of Commerce
- Decatur Optimist Club
- Decatur Rotary Club
- Adams Public Library / Storybook Park
- Bellmont High School Football
- Decatur Downtown Beautification Project - Flower and Plant Sponsor
HPI has also helped to sponsor the following local festivals:
- Kekionga Festival
- Callithumpian Parade
- Decatur Sculpture Walk
- Decatur Chamber of Commerce Halloween Fill A Truck
HPI supports the following area Fire Departments:
- Decatur Fire Department
- Preble Fire Department
- Monroe Fire Department
Hoosier Pattern is proud to have volunteer firemen on staff:
- Dave Rittmeyer – Volunteer Fireman with Preble Fire Department