Wisconsin manufacturers have had more than their fair share of adversity. Yet many are thriving - and growing - in the face of tough times, creating jobs, increasing sales, moving into international markets.It's achievers like these who are worthy of special recognition. The Manufacturing Awards of Distinction program is designed to do just that. This annual event honors companies that have achieved excellence in manufacturing. Advance economic development of the Greater Green Bay Chamber coordinates the program throughout Northeast Wisconsin, and hosts an awards banquet each November.
Hometown Trolley was honored as the 2016 Manufacturing Awards of Distinction - Small Business category (100 or less employees)
President and CEO Kristina Pence-Dunow accepted the award last night on behalf of Hometown Trolley; she first thanked all of the Hometown Trolley employees for their loyalty and dedication throughout the company's growth, changes and transitions. President and CEO stated, "We could not make our product without each and every one of our valued team members."
Chuck Brys with SBDC nominated Hometown Trolley for the small business category of the Manufacturing Awards of Distinction program. He has worked closely with Kristina Pence-Dunow of Hometown Trolley since 2012. With her vision of expansion and growth and his expertise in helping small businesses thrive, Hometown Trolley has reached the half-way point of a goal they set in 2013 to increase sales and production by 200%. This award is a special acknowledgment of all of the hard work that goes into a small business thriving in the manufacturing world today. Kristina stated, "This award is very encouraging to keep moving forward and to keep innovating, it feels like another step in the right direction."
Pictured: President/CEO Kristina Pence-Dunow with Chuck Brys of SBDC