Business & Manufacturer of the Year Awards

Columbia County Economic Development Corporation

Business/Manufacturer/Entrepreneur/Inventor of the Year Awards
Past Winners

2014

                               Large Manufacturer of the Year – Saint Gobain Performance Plastics – Portage
                              Small Manufacturer of the Year - Fromm Family Foods - Columbus
                                    **Large Business of the Year – E. K. Machine – Fall River
                             Small Business of the Year – Saftig Foods, Inc/Piggly Wiggly - Poynette
                                    New Startup Award – WiseGuys Auto Repair - Columbus
                                    New Product Innovation Award – DeHaus Inc. - Portage
                                     Sustainability/Green Award – Didion Milling - Cambria


2013

Large Business Award - Alsum Farms & Produce, Incorporated - Friesland
Small Business Award - Hydro Street Brewing Company - Columbus
Large Manufacturer Award - Enerpac - Columbus
Community Spirit Award - Mark's Market - Rio
New Start-up Award - The Barn at Harvest Moon Pond Conference Center
New Product Innovation - PendaForm - Portage
Sustainability/Green Award - Tegrant/Sonoco - Pardeeville

2012

Large Manufacturer of the Year - Robbins Manufacturing - Fall River
Medium Manufacturer of the Year - Grande Cheese Company - Wyocena
Small Manufacturer of the Year - Anteco Pharma - Lodi
Large Business of the Year - General Engineering Company - Lodi
Small Business of the Year - Columbus Antique Mall & Museum - Columbus
Sustainability/Green Business of the Year - Everbrite, Incorporated - Pardeeville

2011

Manufacturer of the Year - American Packaging Corporation - Columbus
Business of the Year - Poynette Auto Body, LLC = Poynette
Business of the Year - Lodi Sausage Company & Meat Market - Lodi

2010

Business of the Year - Antiques Mall of Portage, Portage
Large Manufacturer of the Year - Penda Corporation, Portage
Small Manufacturer of the Year - Poynette Iron Works, Inc., Poynette
Entrepreneur of the Year - Treinen Farm, LLC, Lodi

2009

Business of the Year - Pierce's Supermarket, Portage
Manufacturer of the Year - Appleton Papers, Incorporated, Portage
Entrepreneur of the Year - Northpoint Plaza, Dekorra
Downtown Revitalization Award - Spring Creek Business Center, Lodi

2008

Business of the Year - Prime Mechanical of Wisconsin, LLC, Arlington
Manufacturer of the Year - Everbrite, LLC, Pardeeville
Entrepreneur of the Year had co-winners:
Krista's Kitchen - Portage
Padley Plus - Lodi

2007

Business of the Year – Harmony Grove Trucking and Repair, Town of Dekorra
Large Manufacturer of the Year – American Packaging, Columbus
Small Manufacturer of the Year – Anteco Pharma, Lodi
Community Spirit Award – Pardeeville Family Dentistry, Pardeeville
Contribution to Downtown Revitalization and Historical Preservation Award –
The Frey Group LLC/ Colonial Carriage Works, Columbus
Contribution to the Business Community for 78 years – Eulberg’s The Store for Men

2006

Manufacturer of the Year – United Wisconsin Grain Producers, Friesland
Small Business of the Year – Dauman Electric, Fall River
Large Business of the Year – J. W. Jung Seed Company, Randolph
Community Spirit Award – New Discoveries Art and Frame Gallery, Lodi

2005

Manufacturer of the Year – Matrex Mold, Portage
Business of the Year – Blue Star Dairy, Arlington
Community Spirit Award – Johnson Sausage Shoppe, Rio

2004

**Small Manufacturer of the Year – Great White Dental Laboratory, Lodi
**Large Manufacturer of the Year – Portage Plastics, Portage
Business of the Year - Oelke Construction, Fall River

2003

Manufacturer of the Year – Associated Milk Producers, Inc., Portage
Small Business of the Year – Fearing’s Electronic Systems, Portage
Medium Business of the Year – Capital Newspapers, Portage
Large Business of the Year - Alsum Produce, Friesland

2002

Small Business of the Year – Skyline Steel, Arlington
Large Business of the Year – Penda Corporation, Portage

2001

Small Manufacturer of the Year – Mett Electronics LLC, Town of Dekorra
Medium Manufacturer of the Year – Maysteel LLC, Columbus
Emerging Manufacturer – Northwoods Paper Converting, Inc., Fall River
Community Commitment Award – Aeschbach Maintenance Machining, Poynette
**Poynette Iron Works, Poynette

2000

Small Manufacturer of the Year – Stainless Steel Fabricating, Columbus
Medium Manufacturer of the Year – EK Machine, Fall River
**Large Manufacturer of the Year – Alkar, Lodi

1999

**Manufacturer of the Year – Robbins Manufacturing, Fall River

 

**Winners of Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards