Manufacturing awards

Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation Inc. has been named as one of the “World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies” for the seventh time by the Ethisphere Institute, a recognition that honors companies that continuously improve ethical leadership and corporate behavior at every level of their organizations.

Germantown-based Gehl Foods Inc. was recognized as a winner of the 2014 Quality and Service award by Dot Foods, the nation’s largest food redistributor.

Of the 700 manufacturing partners in Dot’s program, Gehl’s is one of the 17 recipients of the award, which is given to top-performing manufacturers who exemplify extraordinary customer communication, service and support.

Recipients of the Quality and Service Award are monitored monthly on a number of criteria including inbound services, electronic data interchange implementation and loading efficiency. Gehl’s received a 95 percent or higher rating in each category.

Glendale-based Johnson Controls Inc. was awarded a top honor by Toyota Motor Corp. for promoting the automaker’s Toyota New Global Architecture, which is considered a structural reform at all stages of car development.

Johnson Controls developed a next-generation front seat structure, meeting Toyota’s increased safety requirements and at the same time reducing weight, complexity of components and costs by effectively leveraging its global capabilities. Production is planned to start in the near future with North America being the first region for implementation.

Racine-based SC Johnson received the 2015 Climate Leadership Award for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management.

The national awards program recognizes and incentivizes exemplary corporate, organizational and individual leadership in response to climate change. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency co-sponsors the CLAs with three NGO partners: Association of Climate Change Officers, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and The Climate Registry.

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