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Eugene B. Hibbs

January 1, 2019

President Dura-Container, Inc. (Deceased) – Indianapolis, Indiana

Eugene B. Hibbs founded Dura-Containers, Inc. in 1946. Basic products were corrugated packaging; metal and plastic closures; plastic bottles; and wood products. Some 14 plants were located throughout the United States. A uniqueness was evident in the colorful graphic design in packaging and including pilfer-evident safety devices on closures. Mr. Hibbs is active in Economic Development, which includes Chairmanship of the Indianapolis Center for Research in relation with Purdue and Indiana University. These activities stimulate inventors in their search for new ideas and enterprises. Mr. Hibbs is a Trustee of Hanover College, an Elder in Second Presbyterian Church, and Director of several business and civic organizations. He was a Charter Member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and received the Horatio Alger Award in recognition of those who started with little and through entrepreneurship created a successful life and business. “A free enterpriser’s greatest satisfaction comes not only in financial success, but in jobs he creates and benefits he spreads for everyone.”