Businesses from the New North dominated the grand award categories at the annual Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year awards program, which was held Thursday in Milwaukee.
The Manufacturer of the Year awards recognize Wisconsin companies that demonstrate a commitment to business excellence. J&R Machine in Shawano won the manufacturer of the year award in the small category; Winsert Inc. of Marinette received the manufacturer of the year honor in the medium category; De Pere’s Robinson Metal Inc. won the award in the large category; and Mercury Marine of Fond du Lac won in the mega category.
In addition to the four grand awards, two special awards were announced: Gamber-Johnson LLC of Stevens Point was honored for exceptional customer relations and Klement Sausage Co. of Milwaukee was honored for market innovation and leadership.
The Manufacturer of the Year awards are sponsored by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce — the state chamber and manufacturers’ association — the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP and the accounting and advisory firm of Baker Tilly.