Wisconsin Made. The Podcast. (2020)

The 2020 Awards program, which was scheduled to be held in February 2021, was cancelled due to COVID-19. In its place, MOTY featured a number of Wisconsin manufacturers who responded to the pandemic to make need supplies and support their local communities.

Listen to all the episodes here.

32nd Annual (2019) Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

Special Award Winners


31st Annual (2018) Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac
    Mega (800+ employees)
  • Robinson Metal, Inc., De Pere
    Large (300-799 employees)
  • Winsert, Inc., Marinette
    Medium (100-299 employees)
  • J&R Machine, Shawano
    Small (1-99 employees)

Special Award Winners

  • Gamber-Johnson LLC, Stevens Point
    Exceptional Customer Relations
  • Klement Sausage Company, Milwaukee
    Market Innovation & Leadership

30th Annual (2017) Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Oshkosh Corporation, Oshkosh
    Mega (800+ employees)
  • Linetec, Wausau
    Large (300-799 employees)
  • Automation Components Incorporated, Middleton
    Medium (100-299 employees)
  • Nicolet Plastics LLC, Mountain
    Small (1-99 employees)

Special Award Winners

  • Carnivore Meat Company LLC, Green Bay
    Global Brand Growth
  • Exact Sciences Corporation, Madison
    Exceptional Growth & Service
  • iMARK Molding, Inc., Woodville
    Enterprise-Wide Precision

29th Annual (2016) Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Greenheck Fan Corporation, Schofield
    Mega (751+ employees)
  • Mortara Instrument, Inc., Milwaukee
    Large (300-750 employees)
  • Hydro-Thermal Corporation, Waukesha
    Medium (100-299 employees)
  • General Plastics, Inc., Milwaukee
    Small (1-99 employees)

Special Award Winners

  • Midwest Prototyping, LLC, Blue Mounds
    Emerging Technology
  • Orion Energy Systems, Manitowoc
    Market Adaptability
  • Sargento Foods Inc., Plymouth
    Community Stewardship

28th Annual (2015) Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Generac Power Systems, Inc., Waukesha
    Mega (751+ employees)
  • Alto-Shaam, Inc., Menomonee Falls
    Large (300-750 employees)
  • Teel Plastics, Inc., Baraboo
    Medium (100-299 employees)
  • Felss Rotaform LLC., New Berlin
    Small (1-99 employees)

Special Award Winners

  • Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth
    Company Culture Award
  • Amerequip Corporation, Kiel
    Company Culture Award

27th Annual (2014) Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • HUSCO, International, Inc., Waukesha
    Mega (751+ employees)
  • Seats, Incorporated, Reedsburg
    Large (300-750 employees)
  • Spectrum Industries, Incorporated, Chippewa Falls
    Medium (100-299 employees)
  • General Plastics, Inc., Milwaukee
    Small (1-99 employees)
  • E.K. Machine Co., Inc., Fall River
    Workforce Development

Special Award Winners

  • Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Ellsworth
    “Marketplace Opportunity”
  • Universal Acoustic & Emission Technologies, Inc., Stoughton
    “Employee Development & Commitment

2013 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac
    Mega (751+ employees)
  • Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth
    Large (300-750 employees)
  • Badger Alloys, Inc., Milwaukee
    Medium (100-299 employees)
  • Tailored Label Products, Inc., Menomonee Falls
    Small (1-99 employees)
  • Alto-Shaam, Inc., Menomonee Falls
    Workforce Development

 Special Award Winners

  •  Alliance Laundry Systems, LLC, Ripon
    “Investing Locally, Growing Globally Award”
  •  Realityworks, Inc., Eau Claire
    “Innovation Excellence Award “
  •  Schuette Metals, Rothschild
    “Investing in the Future Award”
  •  Xten Industries, LLC, Kenosha
    “Employee Engagement & Commitment Award “

2012 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Greenheck Fan Corporation, Schofield
    Mega (751+ employees)
  • Walker Forge, Inc., Clintonville
    Large (300-750 employees)
  • Weldall Mfg., Inc., Waukesha
    Medium (100-299 employees)
  • PowerTest, Inc., Sussex
    Small (1-99 employees)
  • OEM Fabricators, Inc., Woodville
    Workforce Development

 Special Award Winners

  • Alliance Laundry Systems, LLC, Ripon
    “Market Leadership Award”
  • HUSCO Automotive Holdings, LLC, Whitewater
    “Technology Innovation & Impact Award “
  • Nekoosa Coated Products, LLC, Nekoosa
    “Operational Excellence Award”

2011 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Generac Holdings, Inc., Waukesha
    Mega (751+ employees)
  • Bell Laboratories, Inc., Madison
    Large (300-750 employees)
  • Edstrom Industries, Inc., Waterford
    Medium (100-299 employees)
  • Waukesha Metal Products, Sussex
    Small (1-99 employees)
  • Lintec, Wausau
    Sustainability

 Special Award Winners

  • Cambridge Major Laboratories Inc., Germantown
    “Investing Locally, Growing Globally Award”
  • KHS USA, Inc., Waukesha
    “Educational Stewardship Award”
  • Power Test Incorporated, Sussex
    “Operational Excellence & Community Support Award”

2010 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • GE Healthcare Imaging Subsystems, Waukesha
    Mega (751+ employees)
  • Dickten Masch Plastics, LLC, Waukesha
    Large (300-750 employees)
  • Briess Industries, Inc, Chilton
    Medium (100-299 employees)
  • Hydro-Thermal Corporation, Waukesha
    Small (1-99 employees)
  • GE Healthcare Imaging Subsystems, Waukesha
    Sustainability

 Special Award Winners

  • Atlas Resin Proppants, LLC, Taylor
    “Team Commitment to the Community Award”
  • Hurd Windows & Doors, Medford
    “Local to Global Commitment”
  • Plexus Corporation, Neenah
    “Customer Commitment”

 Lifetime Achievement Award

  • James S. Haney, President and CEO
    Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce

2009 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Oshkosh Corporation – Defense Division, Oshkosh
    Mega (751+ employees)
  • American Orthodontics Corporation, Sheboygan
    Large (300-750 employees)
  • Sentry Equipment Corp., Oconomowoc
    Medium (100-299 employees)
  • Northwoods Paper Converting, Beaver Dam
    Small (1-99 employees)
  • Frito-Lay, Inc., Beloit
    Sustainability

Special Award Winners

  • Mayville Engineering Company Inc. (MEC), Mayville
    “Community Involvement and Conservation Education”
  • Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Company, Inc., Manitowoc
    “Industry Perseverance”
  • Plastic Components, Inc., Germantown
    “Commitment to Community and Employees”

2008 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • GE Healthcare – Life Support Solutions, Madison
    Mega (1000+ employees)
  • Brenner Tank, LLC, Fond du Lac
    Large (300-999 employees)
  • Orion Energy Systems, Manitowoc
    Medium (50-299 employees)
  • Sielaff Corporation, Mineral Point
    Small (1-49 employees)
  • Kettle Foods, Inc., Beloit
    Sustainability

Special Award Winners

  • Neenah Paper, Neenah
    “Leader in Transformation”
  • Crescent Printing Company, Inc., Onalaska
    “Demonstration of Core Values”
  • Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc., Oconomowoc
    “New Product Innovation”

2007 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

Special Award Winners


2006 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Pierce Manufacturing Inc., Appleton
    Mega (1000+ employees)
  • Linetec, Wausau
    Large (300-999 employees)
  • OEM Fabricators, Inc., Woodville
    Medium (50-299 employees)
  • Accuweb, Inc., Madison
    Small (1-49 employees)

Special Award Winners

  • Astronautics Corporation of America, Milwaukee
    “High-Tech R&D”
  • Bell Laboratories, Inc., Madison
    “Building A Better Mousetrap”
  • Brady Corporation, Milwaukee
    “Corporate Excellence”
  • Giddings & Lewis Machine Tools, LLC, Fond du Lac
    “Commitment to Employees and Community”
  • Wisconsin Plating Works of Racine, Inc., Racine
    “Employee and Environmental Stewardship”

2005 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac
    Mega (1000+ employees)
  • Ariens Company, Brillion
    Large (300-999 employees)
  • Magnum Products, LLC, Berlin
    Medium (50-299 employees)
  • Tailored Label Products, Inc., Menomonee Falls
    Small (1-49 employees)
  • Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Milwaukee
    Community Commitment
  • WS Packaging Group, Inc., Algoma
    High-Tech

Special Award Winners

  • Kraft Pizza Company, Little Chute
    “Employee Involvement”
  • Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Company, Inc., Manitowoc
    “Overcoming Obstacles”
  • Wiscraft, Inc., Milwaukee
    “Excellence in the Face of Adversity”

2004 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Greenheck Fan Corporation, Schofield – Mega
  • Quinton Cardiology, Inc., Deerfield – Large
  • Heritage Veneered Products, Shawano – Medium
  • Orion Energy Systems, Plymouth – Small
  • Alby Materials, Inc., Burlington – Community Commitment
  • Schoeneck Containers, Inc. (SCI), New Berlin – Community Commitment
  • Tufco Technologies, Inc., Green Bay – Community Commitment\Mortara Instrument, Inc., Milwaukee – High-Tech

Special Awards

  • Alby Materials, Inc., Burlington – Creative Marketing
  • Bucyrus International, Inc., South Milwaukee – Aggressively Serving World Markets from WI
  • Great White Dental Lab, LLC, Lodi – Leading by Example
  • Industrial Combustion, Div. of Aqua-Chem, Inc., Monroe – Environmental Innovation
  • Modern of Marshfield, Inc., Marshfield – Beating the Odds
  • Mortara Instrument, Inc., Milwaukee – Innovation in Healthcare Technology
  • Pierce Manufacturing Inc., Appleton – WI Company Supporting Homeland Security
  • Portage Plastics Corporation, Portage – Small Town Hero
  • Res Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee – Reinventing to Meet Global Competition
  • Signicast Corporation, Hartford – Commitment to Employee Education
  • Sprecher Brewing Company, Inc., Glendale – Quality and Tradition
  • Universal Die & Stampings, Prairie du Sac – Excelling Against All Odds

2003 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • GE Medical Systems – Information Technologies, Milwaukee – Mega
  • Coating Excellence International, Wrightstown – Medium
  • Oconomowoc Manufacturing Corporation, Oconomowoc – Small
  • Sargento Foods Inc., Plymouth – Community Commitment
  • GE Medical Systems – Information Technologies, Milwaukee – High-Tech

Special Awards

  • All About Packaging, Inc., Appleton – “Rising Entrepreneur”
  • Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corporation, Port Washington – “Making It Better in America”
  • Heritage Veneered Products, Shawano – “Commitment to Employees”
  • National School Lines, Omro – “Social Impact”
  • Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Company, Inc., Manitowoc – “Dedication to Wisconsin Workers”

2002 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Oshkosh Truck Corporation, Oshkosh – Mega
  • Datex-Ohmeda ADVent, Madison – Large
  • American Orthodontics, Sheboygan – Medium
  • CURT Manufacturing, Eau Claire – Small
  • Alcoa Wheel Products Beloit-AWP, Beloit – Community Commitment
  • J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., Neenah – e-MOTY

Special Awards

  • InPro Corporation, Muskego – “Promoting Opportunity”
  • K & B Innovations, Inc., North Lake – “Entrepreneurial Spirit”
  • Quad/Graphics, Inc., Pewaukee – “Hurdles Overcome”
  • Sweetheart Cup Company Inc. Hoffmaster Brands, Oshkosh – “Commitment to Safety”
  • Tomah Products, Inc., Milton – “Environmental Consciousness”
  • Wisconsin Plastics, Inc. of Green Bay, Green Bay – “Employment Leadership”

2001 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Miniature Precision Components, Inc., Walworth – Mega
  • Johnsonville Sausage LLC, Sheboygan – Large
  • Paragon Development Systems, Inc., Oconomowoc – Medium
  • Non-Metallic Components, Inc., Poynette – Small
  • Orion Lighting and Energy Services, Plymouth – Emerging
  • Sargento Foods Inc., Plymouth – e-MOTY

Special Awards

  • BTIO Educational Products, Inc., Eau Claire – “Social Impact”
  • Century Foods International, Sparta – “Explosive Growth Despite Adversity”
  • Fox Stamp, Sign & Specialty, Menasha – “David & Goliath Award”
  • Greenheck Fan Corporation, Schofield – “Sustained Excellence”
  • Menasha Corporation, Neenah – “Leadership Through Reinvention”
  • Northwoods Paper Converting, Inc., Fall River – “Outstanding Community Citizen”
  • PARTS NOW! LLC, Madison – “Remarkable Recycling Solutions”
  • PDQ Manufacturing, Inc., De Pere – “Global Industry Leadership”
  • Standard Imaging, Inc., Middleton – “Product Innovation”
  • Tetrionics, Inc., Madison – “Community and Educational Partnership”

2000 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Procter & Gamble Paper Products Co., Green Bay – Mega
  • Leach Company, Oshkosh – Large
  • ALKAR Division of DEC International, Lodi – Medium
  • Fox Valley Spring Company, Inc., Greenville – Small
  • EMTEQ, INC., Muskego – Emerging

Special Awards

  • Algoma Mop Manufacturers, Algoma – “Diversity of Workforce”
  • ASP, Inc., Appleton – “Virtually Indestructible”
  • Brady Corporation, Milwaukee – “Benchmark for Employee Commitment”
  • Brady Corporation, Milwaukee – “e-MOTY”
  • Coating Excellence International LLC, Wrightstown – “Superb Revenue Growth”
  • Converting, Inc., Clintonville – “Converting Innovation to Growth”
  • G. Leblanc Corp., Kenosha – “Industry World Leadership”
  • Poynette Iron Works, Inc., Poynette – “Innovative Functionality & Design”

1999 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • DaimlerChrysler-Kenosha Engine Plant, Kenosha – Mega
  • Manitowoc Ice, Inc., Manitowoc – Large
  • Robbins Manufacturing, INC., Fall River – Medium
  • Reed Switch Developments Co., Racine – Small
  • Curt Manufacturing, Inc., Eau Claire – Emerging

Special Awards

  • Automation Components, Inc., Middleton – “Employee Development”
  • Cleaning Systems, Inc., De Pere – “Innovative Customer Focus”
  • Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc., Middleton – “Thousand Points of Light”
  • Fulton Performance Products, Mosinee – “New Products, New Markets”
  • Kerry, Inc., Beloit – “Community Commitment”
  • Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette – “Unsinkable Determination”
  • Preferred Systems, Inc., Hartford – “Product Innovation”
  • QTI-Quad/Tech, Inc., Sussex – “Reinventing the Market”
  • Unlimited Services of Wisconsin, Inc., Oconto – “Sustained Earnings Gain”
  • Wenn/Soft, Inc., New Berlin – “Rendezvous to Success”

1998 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Regal-Beloit Corporation, Beloit – Mega
  • HUFCOR, Inc., Janesville – Large
  • InPro Corporation, Muskego – Medium
  • Polymer Technologies, Whitewater – Small
  • dca manufacturing, inc., Cumberland – Emerging

Special Awards

  • Broan Manufacturing Co. Inc., Hartford – “Manufacturing Flexibility”
  • KI, Green Bay “Product Innovation”
  • Signicast Corp., Hartford “Class Act”
  • S&S Cycle, Inc., Viola “Relentless R&D”
  • The Antigo Cheese Company, Antigo “Community, Business & Employee Partnering”
  • ImproMed, Inc., Oshkosh “Innovation & Leadership”
  • Innovative Packaging Corp., Milwaukee “Revenue Acceleration: Zero to 60”

1997 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • W. H. Brady Co., Milwaukee – Mega
  • Prent Corporation, Janesville – Large
  • Century Foods International, Sparta – Medium
  • Converting, Inc., Clintonville – Small
  • BesTech Tool Corporation, West Bend – Emerging

Special Awards

  • Thermal Spray Technologies, Inc., Sun Prairie – “Technology Applications”
  • World Class Manufacturing Group, Inc., Weyauwega – “Commitment to Customer Service Under Adverse Conditions”
  • Windsor Homes, Inc., Madison – “Environmental Achievement”
  • Helwig Carbon Products, Inc., Milwaukee – “History of Employee Concern”
  • Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc., Middleton – “Innovation & Diversified Growth”
  • Ripon Community Printers, Ripon – “Training & Commitment to Employees”
  • Badger Meter, Inc., Milwaukee – “Positioning for the Future”
  • Ladish Co., Inc., Cudahy – “Teamwork”
  • PPG Industries, Inc., Oak Creek – “Commitment to People”

1996 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • The Trane Company, La Crosse – Mega
  • Mayville Engineering Co., Inc., Mayville – Large
  • Watry Industries, Inc., Sheboygan – Medium
  • Ardisam, Inc., Cumberland – Small
  • The Antigo Cheese Company, Antigo – Emerging

Special Awards

  • ExacTech, Inc., Port Washington – “Teamwork for Success”
  • Huffy Sports, Waukesha – “Commitment to Use of Recyclables”
  • Cruiser Yachts, Oconto – “Phoenix Award”
  • Helwig Carbon Products, Inc., Milwaukee – “Community Commitment”
  • Paragon Development Systems, Inc., Oconomowoc – “Building Solutions”
  • Seaquist Closures, Mukwonago – “Product Innovations”

1995 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Krueger International, Green Bay – Mega
  • Manitowoc Engineering Company, Manitowoc – Large
  • Systemation Engineered Products, Inc., New Berlin – Medium
  • Harvard Corporation, Evansville – Small
  • Automation Components, Inc., Middleton – Emerging

Special Awards

  • Charter Manufacturing Company, Inc., Mequon – “Success Through Employee Commitment”
  • Freedom Plastics, Janesville – “Phoenix Award”
  • Karma, Inc., Watertown – “Product Innovation”
  • Miniature Precision Components, Walworth – “Competitiveness”
  • PPG Industries, Inc., Oak Creek – “Training & Process Improvements”
  • Promega Corporation, Madison – “Growth”
  • Russell T. Gilman, Inc., Grafton – “Wisconsin Spirit”
  • Serigraph, Inc., West Bend – “Listening/Learning”

1994 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Allen-Bradley Company, Inc., Milwaukee – Mega
  • W.H. Brady Company, Milwaukee – Large
  • H.G. Weber & Company, Kiel- Medium
  • Schreier Malting Company, Sheboygan – Small
  • Contour Plastics, Inc., Baldwin – Emerging

Special Awards

  • Asten Forming Fabrics, Inc., Appleton – “Commitment to Training, Quality & Growth”
  • The Falk Corporation, Milwaukee – “High Dedication to Quality”
  • Harley-Davidson, Inc., Milwaukee – “Worldwide Leader”
  • Harvard Corporation, Evansville – “Environmental Innovation”
  • Huffy Sports, Waukesha – “Success in Specialty Niche”
  • Jagemann Stamping Company, Manitowoc – “Quality Business Partnerships”
  • Manitowoc Equipment Works, Manitowoc – “Export Growth”
  • Natural Ovens of Manitowoc, Inc., Manitowoc – “Wisconsin Quality & Image”
  • Quality Machining Inc., Waunakee – “Excellence in Manufacturing”
  • Rayovac – Fennimore Plant, Fennimore – “Business Community Partnerships”
  • Red Star Bioproducts, Milwaukee – “Business/University Partnership”

1993 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Quad/Graphics, Inc., Pewaukee – Mega
  • Paragon Electric Company, Inc., Two Rivers – Large
  • Badger Mining Corporation, Berlin- Medium
  • Northland Stainless, Inc., Pewaukee – Small
  • Novagen, Inc., Madison – Emerging

Special Awards

  • ASDG, Inc., Madison – “Leading Edge Products”
  • BMI/Cherokee, Ltd., Beaver Dam – “Leading at Home and Abroad”
  • ERDA, Inc., Peshtigo – “Wisconsin Quality & Image”
  • J-Star Industries, Inc., Fort Atkinson – “Marketing/Management”
  • Koss Corporation, Milwaukee – “Developing New Technology”
  • Marquette Electronics, Inc., Milwaukee – “Commitment to Employees & Community”
  • Sargento Cheese Company, Inc., Kiel – “Creativity in New Product Development”
  • Timbco Hydraulics, Inc., Shawano – “Growth Through Customer Satisfaction”
  • Vinyl Plastics, Inc., Sheboygan – “Commitment to Employees”
  • Waukesha Fluid Handling, Waukesha – “Innovative Management”
  • Waupaca Foundry, Inc., Waupaca – “Recycling”

1992 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Fort Howard Corporation, Green Bay – Mega
  • Mayville Engineering Company, Mayville – Large
  • Paper Machinery Corporation, Milwaukee – Medium
  • Res Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee – Small
  • Chrysler Corporation, Kenosha Engine Plant, Kenosha – Emerging

Special Awards

  • Acro Automation Systems, Inc., Milwaukee – “Manufacturing Technology”
  • Broan Manufacturing Company, Inc., Hartford – “Product Innovation”
  • Dura-Tech, Inc., La Crosse – “Quest for Quality”
  • Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc., Middleton – “Art and Technology”
  • Hufcor, Inc., Janesville – “Market Share”
  • Hurd Millwork Company, Inc., Medford – “Success Against the Odds”
  • Jockey International, Inc., Kenosha – “Innovative Worldwide Marketing”
  • Nordco, Inc., Milwaukee – “Revitalization”
  • Oconomowoc Manufacturing Corporation, Oconomowoc – “Phoenix Award”
  • Prent Corporation, Janesville – “Recycling Leadership”
  • Red Star Specialty Products, Milwaukee – “Entrepreneurial Award”
  • Seaquist Closures, Mukwonago – “Partnering”
  • The Specialty Packaging Group, Inc., Wausau – “Innovative Solutions”
  • Snap-On Tools Corporation, Kenosha – “Environmental Stewardship”
  • Wadia Digital Corporation, River Falls – “Technical Niche”
  • Zenith Sintered Products, Inc., Germantown – “Application of Technology”

1991 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Giddings & Lewis, Inc., Fond du Lac – Large
  • Duralam, Inc., Appleton – Medium
  • Bruno Independent Living Aids, Oconomowoc – Small

Special Awards

  • A.K. Rubber Products Co., Inc., Elkhorn – “Total Quality Management”
  • Barko Hydraulics, Superior – “Business/University Partnership”
  • Canvasbacks, Inc., Milwaukee – “Creativity”
  • Essential Industries, Inc., Merton – “Applied Technology”
  • Lachat Instrument, Inc., Milwaukee – “Export Growth”
  • G. Leblanc Corp., Kenosha – “Commitment to the Arts”
  • Mid-States Aluminum Corporation, Fond du Lac – “Quality Improvement”
  • Promega Corporation, Madison – “Export Success”
  • Quad/Graphics, Inc., Pewaukee – “Commitment to Employees”
  • Seaquist Closures, Mukwonago – “Customer Satisfaction”
  • Worzalla Publishing Company, Stevens Point – “Turnaround”

1990 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Gehl Co., West Bend – Large
  • Schenck AccuRate, Whitewater – Medium
  • FOTODYNE Incorporated, Hartland – Small

Special Awards

  • Advent Lighting Corp., Greenville – “Employee Development”
  • Astronautics Corp. of America, Milwaukee – “Quality”
  • HM Graphics Inc., Milwaukee – “Creative Commitment”
  • Jagemann Stamping Co., Manitowoc – “Employee Development”
  • LEESON Electric Corporation, Grafton – “Applied Technology”
  • Paper Machinery Corp., Milwaukee – “World-Wide Marketing”
  • Siemens Power Corporation, Milwaukee – “Phoenix Award”
  • Signicast Corporation, Milwaukee – “Customer Sensitivity”
  • SpecialtyChem Products Corp., Marinette – “Environmental & Safety Management”
  • Water Pollution Control Corp., Brown Deer – “International Environmentalism”

1989 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • GE Medical Systems, Waukesha – Large
  • H.G. Weber & Company, Inc., Kiel – Medium
  • Waukesha Industrial Lumber, Inc., Waukesha – Small

Special Awards

  • Albert Trostel Packagings, Ltd., Lake Geneva – “Quality”
  • Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corporation, Port Washington – “Marketing”
  • Case Corporation, Racine – “Commitment to Wisconsin”
  • Husco International, Inc., Waukesha – “Export Success”
  • Master Lock Company, Milwaukee – “Urban Commitment”
  • Oconomowoc Manufacturing Corp., Oconomowoc – “Marketing”
  • Res Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee – “Management”
  • Spacesaver Corporation, Fort Atkinson – “Job Creation”
  • Uniroyal/Goodrich Tire Co., Eau Claire – “Turnaround”
  • Zimpro Passavant Environmental Systems, Rothschild – “Export Success”

1988 Manufacturer of the Year

Grand Award Winners

  • Harnischfeger Industries, Inc., Brookfield – Large
  • Koss Corporation, Milwaukee – Medium
  • Erie Machine Products, Inc., Greendale – Small

Special Awards

  • Amcast Industrial Corp. – Meta Mold Div., Cedarburg – “New Technology”
  • Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc., Oconomowoc – “Innovation”
  • Country Maid, Inc., Milwaukee – “Management”
  • Harley Davidson, Inc., Milwaukee – “Turnaround”
  • Hayes Industrial Brake, Inc., Mequon – “Design”
  • John Deere Horicon Works, Horicon – “Management”
  • Kohler Co., Kohler – “Innovation”
  • Menasha Corporation, Neenah – “Quality”

The Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year award program began in 1988.