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2013 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award Nominees Revealed

Madison – Thirty-four Wisconsin manufacturers have been nominated for the 2013 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year awards.
Celebrating its 26th year, the MOTY program acknowledges a diverse array of manufacturers of all sizes and sectors of the economy for their significant economic contributions to the great state of Wisconsin. A total of five Grand Award winners will be chosen: four in categories based on company size, and one for being an exceptional example to all in highlighting innovative workforce development best practices.
2013 Nominees
Alliance Laundry Systems, LLC – Ripon;
Allied Plastics, Inc. – Kenosha;
Alto-Shaam, Inc. – Menomonee Falls;
Automation Components, Inc. – Middleton;
Badger Alloys, Inc. – Milwaukee;
Empire Screen Printing – Onalaska;
EMTEQ Inc. – New Berlin;
Enerpac – Columbus;
EVCO Plastics – DeForest;
FritoLay – Beloit;
GE’s Waukesha gas engines – Waukesha;
Grede Holdings LLC – Menomonee Falls;
KHS USA, Inc. – Waukesha;
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc. – Plymouth;
Mercury Marine – Fond du Lac;
MGS Mfg. Group, Inc. – Germantown;
N.E.W. Plastics Corp. – Luxemburg;
PendaForm – Portage;
Plexus Corp. – Neenah;
Precision Machine, Inc. – Algoma;
Realityworks, Inc. – Eau Claire;
Renard’s Cheese and Deli – Sturgeon Bay;
Saco Polymers/NWP Inc. – Sheboygan;
Schuette Metals – Rothschild;
Sign Effectz, Inc. – Milwaukee;
Solaris, Inc. – West Allis;
Steelwind Industries, Inc. – Oak Creek;
Super Steel LLC – Milwaukee;
Superior Crane Corporation – Waukesha;
Tailored Label Products, Inc. – Menomonee Falls;
Visual Impressions, Inc. – Milwaukee;
Waukesha Metal Products – Sussex;
Winsert, Inc. – Marinette;
Xten Industries LLC – Kenosha;

The accounting and advisory firm of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, and the business association Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce sponsor the annual MOTY awards program. The sponsors will reveal and celebrate the winners at a ceremony February 27, 2014, at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.
Additional information and can be found online at or by calling (800) 362-7301.


A list of nominees sorted by city is below.
Algoma – Precision Machine, Inc.;
Beloit – FritoLay;
Columbus – Enerpac;
DeForest – EVCO Plastics;
Eau Claire – Realityworks, Inc.;
Fond du Lac – Mercury Marine;
Germantown – MGS Mfg. Group, Inc.;
Kenosha – Allied Plastics, Inc.; Xten Industries LLC;
Luxemburg – N.E.W. Plastics Corp;
Marinette – Winsert, Inc.;
Menomonee Falls – Alto-Shaam, Inc.; Grede Holdings LLC; Tailored Label Products, Inc.;
Middleton – Automation Components, Inc.;
Milwaukee – Badger Alloys, Inc.; Sign Effectz, Inc.; Super Steel LLC; Visual Impressions, Inc.;
Neenah – Plexus;
New Berlin – EMTEQ Inc.;
Oak Creek – Steelwind Industries, Inc.;
Onalaska – Empire Screen Printing, Inc.;
Plymouth – Masters Gallery Foods, Inc.;
Portage – PendaForm;
Ripon – Alliance Laundry Systems LLC;
Rothschild – Schuette Metals;
Sheboygan – Saco Polymers/NWP Inc.;
Sturgeon Bay – Renard’s Cheese and Deli;
Sussex – Waukesha Metal Products;
Waukesha – GE’s Waukesha gas engines; KHS USA, Inc.; Superior Crane Corporation;
West Allis – Solaris, Inc.;
For Further Information Contact:
Katy Pettersen,, 608.661.6916




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