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 www.wimoty.com 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, kpettersen@wmc.org, 608.661.6916