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December 14, 2009Press Release

Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Nominees Announced

MOTY Award Winners to be Revealed February 25, 2010

Forty Wisconsin businesses have been nominated for the 22nd Annual Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards (MOTY) for outstanding achievements in manufacturing, the sponsors announced today.

The MOTY Awards recognize Wisconsin companies that demonstrate a commitment to business excellence which has a positive impact on the company and the state, making Wisconsin a better place to live, work and play. Winners will be announced at a black-tie awards dinner and program on Thursday, February 25, 2010, at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.

The Grand Awards are categorized based on employee count; small, medium, large and mega. Each company is evaluated in areas such as financial growth or consistency, technological advances, product development, environmental solutions, operational excellence/continuous improvement, commitment to employees, and effective research and development. Returning for a second year is the Grand Award for Sustainability, which will be presented to the manufacturer who has demonstrated a commitment to and successfully implemented sustainable manufacturing practices that are environmentally and economically sound.

An independent panel of judges, with representatives from business, education, government and the media, selects the 2009 Manufacturer of the Year Award winners. More information about the

Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards program can be found at www.wimoty.com.

2009 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award Nominees:

City

Company

Category

Ladysmith

5R Processors Ltd.

Medium

New Berlin

ABB, Inc.

Mega & Sustainability

Sheboygan

American Orthodontics Corporation

Large

Milwaukee

American Signal Corporation

Small

Juneau

Animix LLC

Small

Germantown

Cambridge Major Laboratories, Inc.

Medium

Janesville

Coextruded Plastic Technologies, Inc.

Small

Black River Falls

D&S Manufacturing

Medium

Milwaukee

Derse Inc.

Large & Sustainability

Nashotah

Dickten Masch Plastics, LLC

Medium

Edgerton

Edgerton Gear, Inc.

Small

Chippewa Falls

Extrusion Dies Industries, LLC

Medium & Sustainability

Greenville

Fox Valley Spring Company

Small

Beloit

Frito-Lay, Inc.

Mega & Sustainability

Waukesha

Generac Power Systems Inc.

Mega

Mequon

General Metal Works Corp. (GenMet)

Small

Shawano

Genex Cooperative, Inc., a subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International

Mega

Medford

HWD Acquisition, Inc. d/b/a Hurd Windows & Doors

Large

Chilton

Kaytee Products Incorporated

Large

Germantown

KLH Industries, Inc.

Small

Monroe

Klondike Cheese Co.

Small

La Crosse

Main Street Ingredients, LLC

Medium

Mayville

Mayville Engineering Company Inc. (MEC)

Mega & Sustainability

Fond du Lac

Natural Stone Veneers International, Inc.

Small

Osceola

Northwire, Inc.

Medium & Sustainability

Beaver Dam

Northwoods Paper Converting, Inc.

Small

Oshkosh

Oshkosh Corporation – Defense Division

Mega

Germantown

Plastic Components, Inc.

Small

Sussex

Power Test Incorporated

Small

Green Bay

Sanimax Industries Inc.

Mega

Plymouth

Sargento Foods Inc.

Mega

Oconomowoc

Sentry Equipment Corp.

Medium & Sustainability

West Allis

Solaris, Inc.

Small

Chippewa Falls

Spectrum Industries Inc.

Medium

Middleton

Standard Imaging, Inc.

Sustainability

Manitowoc

The Manitowoc Co. Inc. – Cranes Division

Mega

Neenah

Veolia ES, Special Services, Inc

Large

La Crosse

WalzCraft Industries, Inc.

Medium & Sustainability

Manitowoc

Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Company, Inc.

Large

Green Bay

WS Packaging Group, Inc.

Mega & Sustainability

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