• Manufacturing Excellence Awards

  • Our second annual Manufacturing Excellence Awards program was held at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Roxanne Baumann, Director of Global Engagement for the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, was the keynote speaker.
    We recognized and celebrated area manufacturers who 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

    The 2017 recipients

    Linetec received the 2017 Manufacturing Excellence Award in the large manufacturer category and J & D Tube Benders Inc received the award in the small to medium manufacturer category. The large manufacturer category included those businesses with more than 300 employees, while the small to medium manufacturer category included businesses with less than 300 employees.

    “Linetec feels very honored to receive this award, especially considering the number of distinguished manufacturers that are based in the Wausau area,” said Rick Marshall, President of Linetec. “We would like to thank the 570 employees of our company. They are the ones that drive our positive culture and our core values, enabling Linetec to perform well and consistently for our customers.”

    “J & D Tube Benders would like to thank the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce for recognizing our company as the recipient for 2017.” said Tom Felch, President/Owner of J & D Tube Benders Inc. “It truly is an honor to be recognized for this award. The efforts of all of our employees is what makes our company what it is today. We encourage involvement from our employees at work, as well as in the community that we operate in. Our management team believes our responsibility reaches far outside the walls of our building.”

    Read more about the Awards in this online edition of the event's printed program.

  • Finalists

    Seven finalists were named in September 2017 for the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce's second annual Manufacturing Excellence Awards. The finalists in the two award categories were:

    Small to Medium Manufacturers (1 - 299 Employees):

    AROW Global Inc

    FreMarq Innovations Inc

    J & D Tube Benders

    Wilson-Hurd A Division of Nelson-Miller

  • Large Manufacturers (300+ Employees):

    County Materials Corporation

    Domtar Paper Co LLC


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