Enerpipe Systems Inc. of New London was nominated for the 2010 Wisconsin Manufactuer of the Year Award.
In total, 53 Wisconsin companies were nominated for the awards, compared to 40 last year.
“This increased number of nominees is encouraging as it shows manufacturers feel positive about business this past year,” said Jim Haney, president of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, one of the program sponsors. “Our state’s manufacturing sector is poised to have an even greater 2011 as we continue to pull through the recovering economy. Wisconsin is home to some of the greatest manufacturers in our nation, that hasn’t changed.”
Celebrating its 23rd year, the MOTY program recognizes manufacturers of all sizes and industries for their contributions to the great state of Wisconsin. Manufacturers contribute to the vibrancy of Wisconsin and our communities through good business practices, innovative processes, and productivity enhancements. This program helps celebrate and honor the companies that have made Wisconsin the industrial powerhouse it is today.
Nominees include Briess Industries, Inc. of Chilton (in the Medium and Sustainability categories), Cleaning Systems, Inc. (Lustra) of De Pere (Small and Sustainability, WS Packaging Group, Inc. of Green Bay (Mega and Sustainability), Kaysun Corp. of Manitowoc (Medium), Manitowoc Cranes, Inc. (Mega), Orion Energy Systems Inc. of Manitowoc (Medium), Winsert, Inc. of Marinette (Medium), Plexus Corp. of Neenah (Mega), SCA Tissue North America of Neenah (Mega and Sustainability), Enerpipe Systems, Inc. of New London (Mega), Menasha Corp. subsidiary Orbis Corp. (Mega and Sustainability), Sargento Foods Inc. of Plymouth (Mega), Genex Cooperative, Inc. of Shawano (Mega), Wisconsin Film & Bag of Shawano (Medium and Sustainability), and Daigle Brothers, Inc. of Tomahawk (Small).
The nominated companies were placed into four size categories determined by company-wide employee count. The extensive nomination process requires the companies to include detailed operational and financial information. Of the 53 nominees, 15 companies also applied for the Sustainability Grand Award, showcasing their success in environmental best practices.