The Door County Economic Development Corporation announced today that WireTech Fabricators Inc. is the winner of the Door County Industry of the Year Award.
The annual award recognizes a local construction, service or manufacturing business that has made a substantial impact on the community and enjoyed significant accomplishments during the past year. The announcement came during the DCEDC annual investors meeting at Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay.
For over 65 years, WireTech Fabricators has built a reputation for providing high quality, low cost wire fabrications to industries. WireTech continues to be the leading supplier of custom fabricated wire products and assemblies, primarily serving the office furniture and outdoor power industries. In the past fifteen years, the company has been honored with six Supplier of the Year awards, one Lean Manufacturer of the Year Award and one Customer-Focused Manufacturer of the Year Award.
Ten percent of their annual sales are reinvested in facilities, cutting edge equipment and employee training. The company excels at utilizing the philosophy and techniques of Lean Manufacturing, and their in-house staff maintains and repairs plant equipment to reduce downtime.
2010 was a year of significant transition for WireTech. After more than 15 years of discussions and negotiations, they left their corporate home since the 1940’s and finally realized their long-held ambition to relocate to a state-of-the-art facility within the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park. Their brand new 65,000 square foot plant is considered to be one of the most modern CNC wire form fabrication facilities in the United States. Their new location also provides them space to continue to grow their business into the future.
“We are thrilled to recognize WireTech Fabricators as our industry of the year, especially on the heels of their long-awaited relocation to the Industrial Park. They have been an important part of our local economy for many years and we can only hope that will continue for many years to come,” says DCEDC Executive Director Bill Chaudoir.
This year marks the 38th year of the Door County Industry of the Year Award, first presented by the Door County Chamber of Commerce in 1973. Last year’s award winner was Roen Salvage Company. Other recent winners of the Industry of the Year Award include Door Peninsula Winery, N.E.W. Industries, Marine Travelift and ExacTech, the Washington Island Ferry Line and Baylake Bank.
The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is a public/private partnership dedicated to improving the economic vitality of the county and its residents. Founded in 1989, DCEDC has been successful in helping existing businesses create and retain thousands of jobs through a myriad of programs and initiatives. Additionally, DCEDC places strong emphasis on fostering entrepreneurial instincts in county residents as well as those who vacation on the Door County Peninsula. Door County Economic Development Corporation offices are located within the small business incubator DCEDC founded in 1997 at 185 East Walnut Street in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park.