Two Sussex manufacturing businesses have won a Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award, beating out more than 50 other state companies.
Power Test Inc. and Waukesha Metal Products won the “Small-sized Company Grand Award” during an award ceremony Feb. 23 in Milwaukee. The companies were two of five Grand Award winners based on company size and one award for leading the way with environmentally sustainable best practices.
It’s the first time since 1999 that a Sussex company won the award when Quad/Graphics won.
Power Test, Inc. is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of dynamometers, heavy equipment testing systems and related data acquisition and control systems. For thirty-five years, Power Test Inc. has marketed its products in over 80 countries. The company has 60 employees and has given donations to over 30 charities.
Waukesha Metal Products is an international full-service provider of metal-forming services including custom metal stamping, sheet metal fabrications and in-house precision tooling. During the 2009 recession, Waukesha Metal Products maintained a strong business model, and they recently acquired two additional businesses. Fifty percent of the products manufactured by the company are exported to 34 different countries around the world.