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Greenheck Wins Manufacturing Award

By: Colleen McPartlin
By: Colleen McPartlin

A local corporation is the recipient of the state's most prestigious manufacturing award after turning its business around.

Greenheck Fan Corp. was awarded the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Friday.

The company faced a 26 percent decline in construction just four years ago, since then, it has increased its sales by $100 million, but company officials says they still have a ways to go.

COO Gary Stroyny says, "[It's] very gratifying because it recognizes our achievements from past years and history and represents a challenge for the future."

A major contributor in the success of Greenheck was their reinvesting in research and development and expanding its work force while other companies in their same situation were downsizing.