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January 5, 2012Press Release

Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Nominees Announced

MOTY Award Winners to be Revealed February 23, 2012

Fifty-two Wisconsin manufacturers have been nominated for the 2011 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year awards.

Celebrating its 24th year, the MOTY program recognizes a diverse array of manufacturers of all sizes and specialties for their contributions to the great state of Wisconsin. The extensive nomination process requires the companies to include detailed operational and financial information. Of the 53 nominees, 16 companies also applied for the Sustainability Grand Award, showcasing their success in environmental best practices.

The accounting and advisory firm of Baker Tilly, the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, and the business association Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce sponsor the MOTY awards program. The winners, selected by an independent panel of judges, will be announced at a black-tie banquet on February 23, 2012 at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. Additional information and can be found online at www.wimoty.com or by calling (800) 362-7301.

2011 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award Nominees 

City  Company  Category 

Beaver Dam

Northwoods Paper Converting, Inc. 

Medium & Sustainability

Beloit

Frito Lay, Inc.

Mega & Sustainability

Clintonville

Walker Forge, Inc. 

Large

Columbus

American Packaging Corporation

Large & Sustainability

DeForest

Imagination Trends, LLC 

Small

Eau Claire

Maletto Packaging, Inc. 

Small

Eau Claire

Realityworks 

Small & Sustainability

Fond Du Lac

MAG IAS, LLC - Fond Du Lac 

Mega

Franklin

Baptista's Bakery, Inc.

Medium

Germantown

Cambridge Major Laboratories, Inc. 

Medium

Germantown

KLH Industries, Inc. 

Small

Germantown

L.T. Hampel Corporation 

Medium

Germantown

MGS Mfg. Group, Inc. 

Mega

Germantown

Nelson Container Corporation 

Small

Green Bay

Schwabe North America 

Mega

Green Bay

WS Packaging Group 

Mega & Sustainability

Hudson

Phillips Plastics Corporation 

Mega & Sustainability

Kenosha

Xten Industries

Small & Sustainability

Lake Mills

Fiberdome Inc., LLC 

Medium

Lomira

Patriot Taxiway Industries, Inc. 

Small

Madison

Bell Laboratories, Inc. 

Large

Manitowoc

Kaysun Corporation 

Medium

Marinette

Winsert, Inc. 

Medium

Medford

HWD Acquistion d/b/a Hurd
Windows and Doors 

Large

Menomonee Falls

Grede Holdings, LLC 

Mega

Middleton

Springs Window Fashions, LLC 

Mega & Sustainability

Milwaukee

Access Battery, LLC

Small & Sustainability

Milwaukee

Brady Corporation 

Mega

Milwaukee

Joy Global, Inc. 

Mega

Milwaukee

Sign Effectz, Inc. 

Small

Milwaukee

Wiscraft, Inc.

Small

Neenah

Plexus 

Mega

Neenah

SCA Tissue North America 

Mega & Sustainability

New Berlin

Hanel Corporation 

Small

Rhinelander

Superior Diesel, Inc. 

Small

Shawano

Wisconsin Film and Bag

Medium

Sheboygan

JL French Automotive Castings, Inc. 

Mega

Stoughton

Stoughton Trailers, LLC 

Mega & Sustainability

Sussex

Power Test, Inc. 

Small

Sussex

Waukesha Metal Products 

Small

Taylor

Atlas Resin Proppants, LLC

Medium

Waterford

Edstrom Industries, Inc.

Medium & Sustainability

Watertown

Berres Brothers, Inc. 

Small & Sustainability

Watertown

Spuncast, Inc. 

Medium

Waukesha

Generac Holdings, Inc.

Mega

Waukesha

KHS USA, Inc. 

Large & Sustainability

Waukesha

TLX Technologies, LLC 

Small

Waukesha

Weldall Mfg., Inc. 

Medium

Wausau

Linetec 

Mega & Sustainability

West Allis

Solaris, Inc. 

Small

Whitewater

HUSCO Automotive Holdings, LLC 

Mega & Sustainability

Woodville

iMARK Molding, Inc. 

Small

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