FORT WAYNE, May 13, 2019—LABOV Marketing Communications and Training recently received six American Business Awards, the nation’s premier business awards program. The awards were created in 2002 to honor achievements in a number of categories, including marketing, training, branding and events.

All organizations operating in the U.S. are eligible to submit nominations—public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. This year, more than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in a wide range of categories. About 32 percent of those nominations became award winners. More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process.

LABOV received awards for:

-Steel Dynamics Sustainability Report

-Steel Dynamics Annual Report

-Harley-Davidson EV Dealer Readiness Kit

-Oxford Financial Group, Ltd. Annual Report

-Polar Tank Trailer Brand Renovation

-FreightCar America Brand Renovation

The judges comments included:

“Excellent report, well-designed, well-organized, well-thought-out and developed.”

[Steel Dynamics Sustainability Report]

“Clean. Simple. Thoughtfully put together. Good design and photography. Nice!”

[Steel Dynamics Annual Report]

“Very nice! There is a nod to Harley’s tradition while also making the piece feel current.”

[Harley-Davidson EV Dealer Readiness Kit]

Gorgeous imagery, relevant material, and a strong sales pitch without feeling salesy. Difficult to do, but done successfully.”

[Oxford Financial, Ltd. Annual Report]

“Everything about this campaign was brilliantly done. The branding, consistency, the photography, the layouts…”

[Polar Tank Trailer Brand Renovation]

“Extremely well executed. The new brand is engaging, personalized and clean.”

[FreightCar America Brand Renovation]

“The nominations submitted to The 2019 American Business Awards were outstanding. They illustrate the continued vibrancy of innovation and high level of achievement across the American economic landscape,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the American Business Awards.

“We’re honored to have received this national recognition for our creative and strategic branding work,” said Barry LaBov, President and CEO of LABOV. “We are grateful to have the opportunity to work with amazing companies and highly respected brands. Working collaboratively with them, we are able to meet their goals and go beyond to advance their businesses.”


LABOV Marketing Communications and Training, founded in 1981, focuses on clients with dealer/distributor/rep networks and multiple locations. These clients come from a variety of industries, including automotive, recreational vehicles, trucking, motorcycles and financial services. The company specializes in comprehensive creative development and production involving a number of disciplines, including interactive, training and print. In addition to its Fort Wayne, Indiana, headquarters, LABOV maintains offices in Indianapolis and Phoenix. Call 260.497.0111 or visit to learn more.