LANSING — The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) is proud to announce that Rapid-Line Inc of Grand Rapids has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the MFG Innovation Excellence Award. The MFG Innovation Excellence Award is given to a company that not only has brought an innovative concept to market, but has developed and maintained a culture focused on engaging the workforce to bring new ideas to life. The Rapid-Line team will receive the award during the 2017 MFG Excellence Awards on November 9 at the Crowne Plaza West hotel in Lansing.
Rapid-Line Inc. was selected by an independent panel of judges for its innovation-first mentality and encouraging employees to experiment with methods to improve efficiency and process standards in the workplace.
“Innovation is encouraged at Rapid-Line and their company’s fast ascent in the manufacturing world is largely due to that innovative mindset and a belief that learning — even in failure — leads to success,” says Chuck Hadden, MMA president & CEO. “With a company war cry of “delight the customer,” Rapid-Line believes in going the extra mile for its customers and their enthusiasm for what they do is one that every manufacturer should take to heart.”
The MFG Excellence Awards is a first-of-its-kind gala event to promote the inspiring stories of Michigan’s manufacturing industry, the thousands of unique manufacturing companies across the state, the more than 608,000 Michigan residents employed in the industry and the hundreds of local communities that support it.
In addition to presenting Rapid-Line with the MFG Innovation Excellence Award, the MFG Excellence Awards will also present Governor Rick Snyder with the MFG Leadership Award and recognize some of the Michigan’s most renowned brands for their unwavering support of manufacturing. The John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award — an industry staple since 1981 — and awards for lifetime achievement, emerging leader, talent champion and community impact will also be presented.
For more information on the 2017 MFG Excellence Awards, contact MMA’s Sarah Martin at 517-487-8521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This release was originally promoted on 10/24/17.