Grote Industries Invests in the Future of Madison’s Riverfront

Madison, Indiana, February 27, 2023

The Madison Riverfront Development Committee is pleased to announce that Grote Industries, a global manufacturer located in Madison, has pledged a $50,000 donation to the Super Overlook Project. Their pledge to the project demonstrates Grote’s long-term commitment to the Riverfront, the City of Madison, and to Jefferson County.

“One of the reasons our grandfather Walter Grote moved his company to Madison in 1959 was its beautiful setting on the Ohio River. Ever since then, Madison’s riverfront has been a common thread for our team members and their families both past and present. We believe in its beauty and importance to our community and are proud to support the Super Overlook project and the impact it will have for us and generations to follow” said Dominic Grote, President & CEO.

The Super Overlook will serve as Madison’s crown jewel along with premier location for local events such as weddings, festivals, concerts, car shows, fundraisers, and fishing tournaments, as well as stops by the Delta Queen, American Queen, and Mississippi Queen riverboats. Additionally, it will be the anchor for Madison’s largest event of the year, the Indiana Governor’s Cup Regatta.

The $50,000 pledge from Grote Industries brings the total community donation for the project to an impressive $1,750,000!

Super Overlook Project Highlights:

*Level 1: 4800 Sq. Ft. Angular Structure providing seating and 1200 sq. ft. of shade daily.(10X bigger than existing overlooks)

*Level 2: 1200 Sq. Ft. Arched Structure Observation Deck providing incredible views of the breathtaking Madison Riverfront.

*8-9 Lighted rows

*Total terraced seating length approx. 230-250 feet long

*Street level, raised approx. 12-15 feet from current location

*Construction of 90% concrete (faux stone) and 10% steel.

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About Grote Industries

Grote Industries is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of innovative visibility and safety systems for the on-highway, off-highway and trailer body builder markets. Grote products include a full range of vehicle lighting, electrical and reflective systems, and the accessories necessary to support their long-life performance. For more than 120 years, Grote, a family-owned company, has provided state-of-the-art solutions for OEM and aftermarket customers across the globe. Grote’s headquarters is located in Madison, Indiana, and serves international customers with locations in Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Grote employs 500 people in its Madison headquarters and over 1,500 globally. Additional information is available at

About the Madison Riverfront Development Committee:

The organization was formed on March 18, 1986 by a group of local individuals who had a vision to enhance the natural beauty of the Madison Riverfront while creating an atmosphere which encourages residents and visitors to gather. The primary focus of the organization is to protect the past while enhancing the future. Madison sits on the bank of the Ohio River with breathtaking views of Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley. The famed Madison brick walkway stretches 1.5 miles and serves as a reminder of what a community can accomplish when it works together. The Madison Riverfront Development Committee is a 501 C-3 Organization and all proceeds come from donations. The committee also hosts 2 Annual Fundraisers. The Madison Riverfront has been Awarded Outstanding Community Development Project by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns!