Rewarding a family culture

Two New North companies win Manufacturer of the Year Awards

Posted on Mar 10, 2016 :: Feature
Andrew Schaick
Posted by , Insight on Manufacturing Staff Writer

Amerequip Corp. of Kiel and Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., of Plymouth received Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year awards for creating a unique company culture to support their employees.

With its annual MOTY Awards, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce recognizes manufacturers of all sizes and industries for programs and innovations that enhance the Wisconsin economy. Amerequip and Masters Gallery received awards in the Company Culture category, which highlights manufacturers that demonstrate a commitment and investment in not only their employees, but their employees’ families as well.

Amerequip has a more than 95 percent retention rate for employees and has grown its employment base by more than 260 percent.

The company takes steps to ensure new employees feel like part of the team by investing in paid training, providing a welcome gift for the spouse of a new employee and one-on-one time with a manager and the CEO.

Masters Gallery Foods, Inc. provides admission for employees and their families to attend the Sheboygan County Fair and invests in the health of its employees with free health care through its Center for Health and Wellness.