GREEN BAY -- Governor Walker in Green Bay tonight honoring the best manufacturers in the area.
The 14th Annual Manufacturing Awards of Distinction ceremony was held at the Radisson Hotel in Green Bay. The Governor says he's thrilled to recognize those who excel in the growing industry.
"Of the best and worst states for new manufacturing jobs, we're number five in the country. We're in the top five for overall new manufacturing in the entire United States," the Governor said at tonight's ceremony.
The Governor says manufacturing contributed to nearly $50 billion to Wisconsin's gross state product last year and added more than 19,000 jobs between 2011 and 2012.
The following businesses were nominated for their achievements in manufacturing:
- Lindquist Machine Corp. -- Green Bay
-Northport Marine, LLC -- Gillett
- Washworld, Inc. -- De Pere
- The Solberg Company -- Green Bay
- Precision Machine, Inc. -- Algoma
- Renard's Cheese and Deli -- Sturgeon Bay
- N.E.W. Plastics Corp. -- Luxemburg
- Ariens Company -- Brillion
- Marinette Marine Corporation -- Marinette