King honors Middlebury business

From left, state Rep. Joanna King, R-Middlebury, presents Mitch Hawkins, Bob Hawkins and Dave Hawkins with Hawkins Water Tech a Heart of a Hoosier Award. King honored the three-generation, family-owned business for its 55 years of service in Elkhart County.

MIDDLEBURY — State Rep. Joanna King, R-Middlebury, presented Bob Hawkins, Dave Hawkins and Mitch Hawkins of Hawkins Water Tech with a Heart of a Hoosier Award recognizing the local business’s 55 years of service in Elkhart County.

Based on a desire to develop a mom and pop business that could provide for the family, Bob Hawkins and his wife, Nancy, launched the company in 1967. In 2004, they turned the business over to their son Dave, and in January 2022, their grandson Mitch took the reins as the third-generation owner.

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