9 area companies nominated for WMC Manufacturer of the Year

Manufacturer of the Year
Klement Sausage Co. was recognized with a special award at the Manufacturer of the Year awards in 2019.

Last updated on March 17th, 2020 at 01:32 pm

Nine southeastern Wisconsin companies are among the 25 nominated for the 32nd annual Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Manufacturer of the Year awards.

The program aims to recognize manufacturers of all sizes and industries for good business practices, innovative business processes and productivity enhancements.

A total of four grand award winners will be chosen from categories based on company size. Winners will be announced during a ceremony at The Pfister in Milwaukee on Feb. 20.

This year’s nominees include (southeastern Wisconsin companies in bold)

  • Artemax, Inc. – New Berlin
  • Automation Components, Inc. – Middleton
  • Chapter 2, Inc. – Lake Mills
  • Empire Screen Printing, Inc. – Onalaska
  • Felss Rotaform LLC – New Berlin
  • First Choice Ingredients, Inc. – Germantown
  • Fox Valley Wood Products, Inc. – Kaukauna
  • Gamber-Johnson LLC – Stevens Point
  • Generac Holdings Inc. – Waukesha
  • Greenheck Group – Schofield
  • HED, Inc. (Hydro Electronic Devices, Inc.) – Hartford
  • Lemke Industrial Machine LLC – Marathon City
  • MBK-WI, Inc. d/b/a Freedom – Milton
  • MCL Industries, Inc. – Pulaski
  • Metal-Era Inc. – Waukesha
  • Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats – Wittenberg
  • Octopi Brewing – Waunakee
  • Orion Energy Systems, Inc. – Manitowoc
  • Outlook Group – Neenah
  • Poblocki Sign Company LLC – Milwaukee
  • Power Test Inc. – Sussex
  • Professional Plating – Brillion
  • Sargento Foods – Plymouth
  • Stoughton Trailers LLC – Stoughton
  • XeteX, Inc. – La Crosse

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

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