Fourteen Alabama companies named finalists for Manufacturer of the Year Awards
Published: Monday, June 18, 2012, 10:50 AM Updated: Monday, June 18, 2012, 10:51 AM
By Dawn Kent — The Birmingham News
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Fourteen Alabama companies, from automakers to chemical firms to a pottery studio, have been named finalists for the Manufacturer of the Year Awards.
The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network announced the finalists today. The awards will be presented Wednesday at a luncheon in Montgomery.
The awards program is in its 13th year and recognizes Alabama manufacturers that show excellence in leadership, performance, profitability and work force relations. Awards are presented in small, medium and large size categories.
The finalists range from large companies such as Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama Inc. in Huntsville, which recently announced an expansion plan, to small firms like Earthborn Studios of Leeds, which provided the dishes for an episode of Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” earlier this year.
Here are the finalists:
Small manufacturers (one to 99 employees)
Medium manufacturers (100 to 399 employees)
Large manufacturers (400 or more employees)
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