Seven area companies up for Manufacturer of the Year

WMC contest marking its 30th year

Seven southeastern Wisconsin companies are among the nominees for Manufacturer of the Year awards from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce.

The contest, now in its 30th year, includes a total of 21 nominees across four categories with divisions made based on company size. Winners will be announced Feb. 22 in Milwaukee

This year’s nominees include:


  • Exact Sciences Corp., Madison
  • Generac, Waukesha
  • Sargento Foods Inc., Plymouth 
  • Seneca Foods Corp., Janesville


  • The Spancrete Group, Inc., Waukesha 
  • Linetec, Wausau
  • MBK-WI, Inc. d/b/a Freedom Graphic Systems, Inc., Milton


  • Automation Components Inc., Middleton
  • Vulcan Global Manufacturing Solutions, Inc., Milwaukee 
  • Gamber-Johnson LLC, Stevens Point


  • Baker’s Quality Pizza Crusts, Inc., Waukesha
  • Carbide Grinding Co., Inc., Waukesha 
  • Energy Bank Inc., Manitowoc
  • Graphic Display Systems, Inc. d/b/a GDSI, Amery
  • iMARK Molding, Inc., Woodville
  • Octopi Brewing, Waunakee
  • Carnivore Meat Company LLC, Green Bay
  • EmbedTek, Waukesha 
  • Evergreen Tool Company, Inc., Peshtigo
  • Nicolet Plastics LLC, Mountain
  • Pro Products, Inc., Sturgeon Bay

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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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