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Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards


We would like to extend our congratulations to Mercury Marine, Masters Gallery Foods Inc., Tailored Label Products Inc. and Badger Alloys Inc., the winners of the 2013 Manufacturer of the Year Award. The Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year program is dedicated to honoring these companies and the crucial role they play in our rich industrial culture. It allows exemplary organizations to share their stories and recognize the spirit and dedication of their employees. Last week’s awards banquet was an impressive testament to Wisconsin’s outstanding achievements in manufacturing. We were honored to be a part of it. Again, thank you to the State Bank of Cross Plains and everyone who made our nomination possible.

A full list of winners is below:


Grand Award Winners:

• Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac Mega (751+ employees)

• Masters Gallery Foods, Inc, Plymouth


Large (300-750 employees)

• Badger Alloys, Inc., Milwaukee Medium (100-299 employees)

• Tailored Label Products, Inc., Menomonee Falls


Small (1-99 employees)

• Alto-Shaam, Inc., Menomonee Falls


Workforce Development Special Award Winners:

• Alliance Laundry Systems, LLC, Ripon "Investing Locally, Growing Globally Award"

• Realityworks, Inc., Eau Claire "Innovation Excellence Award "

• Schuette Metals, Rothschild "Investing in the Future Award"

• Xten Industries, LLC Kenosha "Employee Engagement & Commitment Award"

Automation Components, Inc. (ACI) is based out of Middleton, Wisconsin and has been a manufacturer of high performance sensors for the HVAC Industry since 1991. ACI’s company motto is “Engineering a Better Sensor Solution” and its core products provide reliable and economical application solutions for: Temperature, Relative Humidity, Pressure, Current, Gas, Wireless and Interface Devices. ACI has the manufacturing capacity to service the largest OEMs in the HVAC Industry and still has the flexibility to provide excellent support for distributors, contractors, and end users.