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MANUFACTURING

EXCELLENCE

AWARDS OCTOBER 16, 2018 | HILTON GARDEN INN, WAUSAU


WISCONSIN MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR WINNER: 2004, 2012, 2016 MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE AWARD, WAUSAU REGION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 2016

Worldwide leader. Chamber supporter. Thank you, Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce, for another great year! We began operations as a small local business 70 years ago in a sheet metal shop in Schofield. Today, we are the worldwide leader in manufacturing energy-efficient air movement, control and conditioning equipment that keeps building occupants comfortable, productive and safe. A long list of local suppliers and area business partners — all fellow Chamber members — have greatly contributed to our success. And that’s why we’re delighted to sponsor tonight’s annual dinner. Thank you, Chamber staff, volunteers and members for making this a great place to do business.

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AGENDA 5 pm 6 pm 6:30 pm

Check- In, Networking & Cash Bar Dinner Program & Awards

ON STAGE Congressman Sean Duffy will discuss the importance of supporting free enterprise, entrepreneurship and the American workforce in order to sustain a thriving economy. He will also share how recent federal legislative activities have supported these goals. Jeff Thelen, WSAW Newschannel 7 anchor, is the master of ceremonies.

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THE FINALISTS Six finalists for the 2018 Manufacturing Excellence Awards have been named in the small to medium manufacturers category and large manufacturers category. These are area manufacturers that demonstrate excellence in the following areas: •

Contributions to growing the region’s economy Operations

Innovation

Workplace culture

Quality jobs

Supply chain management

Commitment to the region

FINALIST IN THE SMALL TO MEDIUM MANUFACTURERS CATEGORY (1 - 299 EMPLOYEES)

Location: Colby

Years in operation: 32

Full-time equivalent local employees: 68 Colby Metal is a comprehensive metal fabrication shop. The company uses a variety of functions to produce metal components for many industries, including lighting fixtures, computer docking stations, agriculture, healthcare equipment, hospital furniture, seating, signage, outdoor equipment, office furniture and more. All cutting, welding, fabricating, painting, assembly and shipping is completed at a sole location in Colby. The company’s employees are skilled and competent at working within multiple areas at the plant, assuring security in their position as well as covering the needs of the business.


Helping Local Manufacturers Expand Robert C. Greenheck Innovation Center, Schofield, WI

Manufacturing sets the pace for Central Wisconsin’s economy, and we’re proud to lead the way when it’s time to build. Whether you’re building new or expanding — with a major project or smaller one — our talented and experienced Ellis team will work with you to optimize building performance without disrupting existing production.

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THE RECIPIENTS The Manufacturing Excellence Awards began in 2016. Below are the recipients in each category, each year: Large Manufacturer Category

Small to Medium Manufacturer Category

2016 – Greenheck

2016 – Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats

2017 – Linetec

2017 – J&D Tube Benders

FINALIST IN THE SMALL TO MEDIUM MANUFACTURERS CATEGORY (1 - 299 EMPLOYEES)

Location: Stevens Point

Years in operation: 64

Full-time equivalent local employees: 94 Gamber-Johnson manufactures mounting components and systems for laptop and tablet computers, radios, light and siren controls, surveillance cameras, point-of-use kiosks, printers, keyboards and other devices — meticulously designed to be rugged, reliable and responsive. The company has grown from its modest beginnings producing furniture to become an award-winning, multinational corporation whose products are sold around the world. Those in the police, fire and EMS fields use this company’s products daily to better protect and serve those in their communities.


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FINALIST IN THE SMALL TO MEDIUM MANUFACTURERS CATEGORY (1 - 299 EMPLOYEES)

Location: Rothschild Years in operation: 60 Full-time equivalent local employees: 152 Gordon Aluminum Industries is a world-class service provider of extruded, fabricated, and finished aluminum products that are used in everything from fire engine cabs to commercial window and door frames. The company operates with both a fully automated 4500-ton 10-inch extrusion line and a fully automated 2750-ton 8-inch extrusion line, as well as a state of the art lineup of five-axis high speed machining centers, custom bending capabilities and flexible inventory and stocking programs. The business currently services more than 200 customers in nine diverse market segments.

Mission

The purpose of the Wausau Region Chamber is to strengthen our member businesses and enhance our community by building business success.

Vision

We are the region’s indispensable source for business connections, opportunities, and solutions.


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FINALIST IN THE SMALL TO MEDIUM MANUFACTURERS CATEGORY (1 - 299 EMPLOYEES)

Location: Wausau

Years in operation: 53

Full-time equivalent local employees: 35 Northwest Tool and Manufacturing is a small precision machining company on Wausau’s north side. The company specializes in precision tooling, die making, general machining and wire EDM. Northwest Tool runs on two shifts and is dedicated to quality, service and communication, making the business an exceptional supplier for their customers. More than 50 years of operation has given the company the capability, size and expertise to earn a reputable name in central Wisconsin.

THE AWARD PROCESS In recent months, a call for nominations was sent to Chamber members and announced to the general public. Applications were then sent to nominees. Nominees who chose to complete the application were reviewed and scored by selection judges with the scorecards tallied to determine the recipients. The selection judges are comprised of representatives from a variety of industry segments.


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FINALISTS IN THE LARGE MANUFACTURERS CATEGORY (300+ EMPLOYEES)

Location: Rothschild Years in operation: 108 Full-time equivalent local employees: 400 The vision for Domtar Paper Company LLC is to be the leader in innovating fiber-based products, technologies and services, committed to a sustainable and better future. Domtar’s mission is to deliver the highest value to customers, to empower employees to excel and to positively impact communities. The Rothschild Mill, specifically, is home to the Cougar line of premium, uncoated printing papers, valued for high brightness and excellent print surface. Cougar has been a leading brand in the paper industry for five decades due to its high quality, consistency and customer service. The Rothschild mill is the only mill in the Domtar system that makes Cougar paper.


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FINALISTS IN THE LARGE MANUFACTURERS CATEGORY (300+ EMPLOYEES)

Location: Rothschild Years in operation: 65 Full-time equivalent local employees: 364 Wausau Tile features a 550,000 square foot campus where the company manufactures, designs, sells and ships a variety of products. The company produces concrete pavers, metal, concrete and plastic site furnishings, terrazzo tile, precast terrazzo and epoxy and custom precast concrete architectural products. The business is proud to employ more than 40 veterans and more than one-third of the workforce at Wausau Tile has at least 20 years with the company. The business takes pride in working with many local vendors for both large expansion projects and everyday items like office supplies, furniture and printed pieces.


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2018 Manufacturing Excellence Awards  

The program for the 2018 Manufacturing Excellence Awards held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

2018 Manufacturing Excellence Awards  

The program for the 2018 Manufacturing Excellence Awards held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.