LDI, Ltd. History Added to Indy Library Collection
July 12, 2012
Attending special ceremonies at Central Library commemorating Out of the Box: 100 Years and Counting: The History of LDI, the newly-published book on the 100-year history of one of Indianapolis's most successful family-owned businesses were (from left to right) Jackie Nytes, Indianapolis Public Library CEO; Andre B. Lacy, LDI, Ltd. Chairman; Donna L. Reynolds, the book's author; and Jim Lingenfelter, Library Board President. The book will reside in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room at the Library.
A newly-published book celebrating the 100-year history of one of Indianapolis’s most successful family-owned businesses has been added to The Indianapolis Public Library’s special collections area.
Out of the Box: 100 Years and Counting: The History of LDI tells the story of Lacy Diversified Industries (now LDI, Ltd.), begun in 1911 when Howard J. Lacy, Sr. incorporated the U.S. Corrugated-Fibre Box Company. The company today operates as an investment company specializing in value-added distribution and logistics businesses. Headquartered on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, LDI employs nearly 1,000 people in Indianapolis and its two current holdings, Tucker Rocky and OIA Global Logistics.
The 207-page hardbound book, authored by Donna L. Reynolds, is filled with historic photos and detailed accounts of the company's evolution through four Lacy generations. The book also highlights the Lacy family's civic and philanthropic leadership in Indianapolis over the past century.
The announcement of the book's inclusion in the Library collection on July 12 was attended by civic officials, Library representatives and members of the Lacy family, including LDI, Ltd. Chairman Andre B. Lacy and President and Chief Operating Officer J.A. Lacy.
"We are overjoyed at the reception this book has received in our hometown," said Andre B. Lacy. "It seems appropriate that future citizens will be able to learn about LDI's three generational success in Indianapolis by visiting the Library, a place where local history is preserved and promoted."
The book will reside in Central Library's Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room where it will complement a vast array of materials that focus on Indianapolis history, as well as first edition works by famous Indianapolis authors and other unique collections. A copy also will be available for checkout through the Library's general collection.
"We are absolutely thrilled to make available for public viewing this wonderful telling of the Lacy family's story. They are examples of the extraordinary people that made our city," stated Jackie Nytes, Library CEO. "People need to know this kind of information that documents and showcases the story of Indianapolis which the Library is proud to provide."
Individuals may view Out of the Box when visiting during regular Central Library service hours. The book can be made available by contacting Library staff on the sixth floor.