SCHOFIELD, WI (WSAU) - An area manufacturing firm has won statewide recognition... again. Greenheck Fan Corporation has been named Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year for 2012, which they also won back in 2004.
Spokesman Jim McIntyre is proud of the company’s accomplishments. "We are once again honored to receive the Manufacturer of the Year Award for the Mega category. That's just another affirmation of the strong values of the Greenheck group.”
Greenheck Fan won the award in the Mega category for manufacturers with over 750 employees.
McIntyre believes their success during a less-than-perfect economy has been with developing new product lines and markets. "We continue to be a progressive company in terms of product launches and innovations and again, that is a lot in part due to Bob Greenheck.”
He says the award recognizes businesses for their products and services, and also for what they give back to the community. "Many, many of our employees are involved in schools, and Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts, and many other non-profit and school associated ventures.”
Greenheck Fan Corporation employs about 2,500 people overall, with nearly 1,700 of those employees in Wisconsin. Most of them are at the Schofield facilities.
The accounting and advisory firm of Baker Tilly, the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, and the business association Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce sponsor the MOTY awards program.
The 2012 Awards List:
Grand AwardsGreenheck Fan Corporation, Schofield - Mega CategoryWalker Forge, Inc., Clintonville - Large CategoryWeldall Mfg., Inc., Waukesha - Medium CategoryPower Test, Inc., Sussex - Small CategoryOEM Fabricators, Inc., Woodville - Workforce Development CategorySpecial AwardsAlliance Laundry Systems, LLC, Ripon – Market Leadership AwardHUSCO Automotive Holdings, LLC, Whitewater –Technology Innovation & Impact AwardNekoosa Coated Products, LLC, Nekoosa – Operational Excellence Award