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Recognizing Excellence in the Face of Unimaginable Circumstances: The MFG Excellence Awards

Recognizing Excellence in the Face of Unimaginable Circumstances: The MFG Excellence Awards

Michigan manufacturers met the challenge of a global pandemic and more in the last year, bringing an additional element of reverence to the 2020 MFG Excellence Awards.
Hyper-Pure Polysilicon - Hemlock Semiconductor Operations - 2020 “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan”

Hyper-Pure Polysilicon - Hemlock Semiconductor Operations - 2020 “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan”

Though many may be unfamiliar with hyper- pure polysilicon, it is indispensable in modern life, enabling the production of high-tech electronics and solar energy. It is manufactured by Hemlock Semiconductor Operations right here in Michigan
Ron Beebe - Euclid Industries - 2020 MFG Lifetime Achievement

Ron Beebe - Euclid Industries - 2020 MFG Lifetime Achievement

Ron Beebe is a straight shooting leader who cares about the people he serves and employs. His ability to look beyond complex situations and create simplicity and value is an asset. He is always motivated to do his best, create the most value, and benefit the most people.
Honor Sheard - Marathon Petroleum Company, MI Refining Division - 2020 MFG Woman of the Year

Honor Sheard - Marathon Petroleum Company, MI Refining Division - 2020 MFG Woman of the Year

Honor Sheard is passionate about elevating the voices of future female engineers and manufacturing workers. Her words and actions are used strategically to lay the expectations for future female leaders.
Landscape Forms, Inc. - 2020 John G. Thodis Large Tier Michigan Manufacturer of the Year

Landscape Forms, Inc. - 2020 John G. Thodis Large Tier Michigan Manufacturer of the Year

Landscape Forms is the industry leader in integrated solutions of high-design site furniture, advanced LED lighting, structure and custom environments. For more than 50 years they have helped designers and other clients achieve beautiful, functional landscapes.
DeWys Manufacturing Inc. - 2020 John G. Thodis Small Tier Michigan Manufacturer of the Year

DeWys Manufacturing Inc. - 2020 John G. Thodis Small Tier Michigan Manufacturer of the Year

DeWys is a full service custom metal fabrication and manufacturing company providing exceptional service to the Grand Rapids area for over 40 years. Because of the diverse customers served, they have an incredible range of capabilities to fit any customer’s needs.
Hemlock Semiconductor Operations - 2020 MFG Community Impact

Hemlock Semiconductor Operations - 2020 MFG Community Impact

HSC has a strong commitment to making life better in the communities where their employees live and work. That commitment was behind HSC’s efforts this turbulent year to help its area communities deal with the danger and harm caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a devastating flood.
Julie Malesky - Nexteer Automotive - 2020 MFG Talent Champion

Julie Malesky - Nexteer Automotive - 2020 MFG Talent Champion

Julie Malesky is engaged and works to position Nexteer as a great place to work. She has been instrumental in bringing employment engagement events to Nexteer employees and has successfully involved the workforce in several community volunteer programs.
XG Sciences, Inc. - 2020 MFG Innovation Excellence

XG Sciences, Inc. - 2020 MFG Innovation Excellence

XG products enhance the processability and the mechanical, thermal, electrical and barrier properties of customers’ base materials. XGS has provided its distinct high performance products and expertise to over 1,000 customers since 2006.
Phil Rausch - Hemlock Semiconductor Operations - 2020 MFG Emerging Leader

Phil Rausch - Hemlock Semiconductor Operations - 2020 MFG Emerging Leader

This isn’t just a job or even a career for emerging leader Phil Rausch. This is a calling to help change the world for the better. And, the most impactful aspect of winning the MFG Emerging Leader Award is knowing that his co-workers nominated him.